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Activity Options for Outdoor Education

canoeing on the lakeropes course

NOTE: All class lengths are approximate. Most activities can be
shortened or lengthened depending on the goals of the group.

Camp Cheerio Facilities

Activity

Expected Benefits

Class Length

Archery

exposure to a new activity, fun

1.5 hours

Initiatives/ Low Ropes

group cohesion, communication skills

2-3 hours

Rock Climbing in
camp on towers

individual accomplishment, goal
setting, group cohesion

2-4 hours

Canoeing- lake

teamwork, communication skills,
exposure to new activity, fun

1.5 hours

Ropes Course

1-2 hours

Canoeing- river
On the New River

teamwork, communication skills,
exposure to new activity, fun

4-6 hours

Gym Time, free play

unstructured group interaction
Supervised by school teachers

1 hour +

Hiking to Stone Mountain

new activity for most,
exercise, scenic, interpretive

3-4 hours +

Night Awareness Activity

environmental education, trust

1.5 hours

Campfire

fun, stories songs

1.5 hours

New Games/Energizers

fun, ice breakers, structured, group interaction,
communication skills

1.5 hours +

Slide

Fun, getting wet

1.5 hours +

Arts and Crafts

fun, creativity

1.5 hours

 

Environmental Education Classes

Activity

Expected Benefits

Class Length

Tree Observation

describe a tree and its habitat using English, Science and Art

1.5 hours

Orienteering

hands on math and geography, group cohesion through the use of topographical maps and compasses

1.5 hours

Project Wild & Learning Tree

1-3 hours

Webbing

learn the essential interrelationships among all members of our environment

.5 hour

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