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 as many sessions as each participant can attend (minimum 1 per week).
Details at a glance
Age: 6th – 8th Graders; We have a limited number of spots for our Junior Crew and priority will go to Elements alums. Please register your child regardless of whether they were an alum. Once we have all interested participants, we will make final roster. Full refunds will go to those who we are unable to accommodate.
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 - 5:30: In the woods adventuring, exploring and getting grounded!
5:30: 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 13, 2019 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