On May 25th and 26th, Outdoor Outreach took twenty six 4th grade students from High Tech Elementary School and four Leadership participants on an overnight trip to Joshua Tree National Park. The climbing experience was facilitated by Leadership youth, which proved to be an extremely valuable learning experience. To prepare for the lesson, Leadership participants completed a full day of training to review climbing semantics with Outdoor Outreach instructors.
“My overnight trip to Joshua Tree was a huge step up from what I was used to. Parts of it were really hard to do but overall it really taught me a lot, especially to get out of my comfort zone. The site is breathtaking. It felt great to get out of the city. It was a great opportunity. I have a huge fear of going over ledges and Dustin, my supervisor at Outdoor Outreach, helped me get through it.”
– Brandon, Leadership participant