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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 Activities

Activity

Expected Benefits

Class Length

Archery

Exposure to new activity, Fun

1.5 hours

Team Building

Group cohesion, Communication skills

2-3 hours

Climbing Towers

Individual accomplishment, Goal setting, Group cohesion

2-4 hours

Canoeing (Lake Kiwanis)

Teamwork, Communication, Exposure to new activity, Fun

1.5 hours

Canoeing (New River)

Teamwork, Communication, Exposure to new activity, Fun

4-6 hours

Vertical Playpen

Teamwork, Communication, Goal setting & Accomplishment

2-4 hours

Gym Time (Free Play)

Unstructured group interaction supervised by school teachers

1 hour +

Stone Mountain Hike

New activity for most, Accomplishment, Group cohesion

3-4 hours +

Arts and Crafts

Embracing and encouraging creativity, Fun

1.5 hours

Lake Slide & Rope Swings

Fun

1.5 hours +

Games & Energizers

Group interaction, Communication, Fun

1 hour +

Campfire

Fun

1.5 hours

Night Awareness Activity

Environmental Education, Trust, Accomplishment

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

Practice math and geography, Group Cohesion through the use of topographical maps and compasses

1.5 hours

Webbing

Learn the essential interrelationships among all members of our environment

.5 hour

Project Wild & Learning Tree

1-3 hours

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