This Sterling College-Northfield Middle High School dual enrollment course is an experience-based, elective credit that meets every day. It is a semester-long course that uses a series of outdoor adventures to provide the foundation for self-awareness, leadership development, team-building, personal growth, and self reflection. These adventure activities may include, but are not limited to: hiking, canoeing, wilderness survival skills, rock climbing, ropes courses, snowshoeing, winter camping, backpacking, bicycling, trail building, orienteering, and fishing. No previous experience is necessary, but a positive attitude and a willingness to learn are vital.
Students can expect to be outside several days each week, regardless of weather, and each student will be challenged by our different activities in different ways. Some of these outdoor activities will take place locally and during the school day; others will require travel to various locations around New England including the Adirondacks, the White Mountains, the Long Trail, the Breadloaf Wilderness,Lake Champlain, and Green River Reservoir. For this reason,trust is of the utmost importance. Students will be expected to earn the privilege of participating in class activities and expeditions, simply by not violating the trust of the teachers and of their classmates. All school rules apply.