Help lead two 3-day backpack trips for students in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area west of Boulder.
Enjoy working with 13 and 14 year old youth essential, along with enthusiasm, kindness, patience, and utmost attention to safety.
Backpacking skills and WFR required.
About Shining Mountain Waldorf School Outdoor Program
Middle School Outdoor Goals:
Guide students towards an increased awareness of the environment and a deeper understanding of ecological principles.
Provide experiences in the natural environment that help awaken a sense for beauty, truth and moral responsibility for all life.
Teach students skills that will help them travel consciously, confidently and safely in the natural environment.
Middle School Outdoor Objectives:
Provide outdoor experiences with the highest standards of safety and risk management.
Develop a comprehensive and integrated middle school outdoor curriculum, emphasizing sensory awareness exercises and outdoor skills.
Create class trip options for each grade that integrate age-appropriate outdoor education with curriculum studies.
Teach minimum impact techniques for wilderness camping and backcountry travel.
Provide or identify elective or extra-curricular options for students who are interested in pursuing further outdoor skill development.