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Junior Crew

6th – 8th Grade: Future Leaders

Learn how to supervise youth in the winter woods. Shadow the Crew, tap into your inner leader and have a heck of a lot of fun while experiencing the positive benefits of an afternoon in the wintry woods.

We offer Junior Crew every Winter; each Junior Crew program includes a Junior Crew Orientation, as many sessions as each participant can attend (minimum 1 per week), weekly JC Enrichment email, Junior Crew Solo, Passage Certificate and personal evaluation.

Details at a glance

  • Age: 6th – 8th Graders

  • Day: Monday – Thursday (JC can attend any session(s) at any location per week)

  • Location: Varies (check the Blizzards and Flurries for Daily locations: schedule)

  • 4:00 - 4:15 drop-off for Crew Brief

  • 4:15 - 4:30: Blizzards and Flurries arrive

  • 4:30 - 5:45: In the woods adventuring, exploring and getting grounded!

  • 5:45: pick up



  • Orientation: JC’s are invited to attend the pre-season ‘JC Orientation and Crew Season Kick off Celebration’ (hot chocolate and S'mores) on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 4:30 - 6:30. Location in Cleveland Park neighborhood and details will be relayed as we get closer to start.

  • Weekly commitment: We realize that our JC's can often have busy after-school schedules With that in mind, we allow JC’s to attend as many or as few sessions per week that work for their schedule. You have flexibility and can pick the day(s) that work for you each week. JC's are welcome to arrive to the site at 4:00 for the Crew Brief.

  • Enrichment: Every few sessions we introduce age appropriate enrichment to our JC's: basic wilderness first aid; intro to survival skills; unique explorers and their adventure stories; leadership skills, etc. JC’s (and JC’s parents) will also enjoy a weekly JC Enrichment letter. At end of season our JC’s embark on a session long, supervised ‘solo’ in the woods; a unique hour to unplug, reflect and connect. What a treat!

  • JC Passage: JC’s will have an Elements Season End Passage ceremony. Those who complete the eight week program will receive recognition, a simple award and a certificate stating completion of the program. They will also receive individual evaluations

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!


Earlier Event: September 29
Week of Walks Autumn 2019
Later Event: January 13
Mondays at Montrose Park