Gaspereau Adventure Club

Organization Sponsor: Gaspereau District Recreation

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Program Description

Activities such as Rock-climbing, hiking, biking, tree climbing, repelling and leadership skills are offered to youth over a period of time. They are able to learn a variety of new skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

In Adventure Club students will have an opportunity to test the outdoor elements as we set out into the winter world that surrounds the school and nearby area. Sledding, fort building, snow shoeing, and hot chocolate drinking will be some of the activities that students will take part in if they come out to join Adventure Club. This program is always full.

Program Approximate Cost: 

Free for participants

Funding Sources: 

Funding through Health and Wellness Physical Activity Grant

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Making sure that the time that the activities are offered is suitable for the parents, proper budget management and completing quality progress reports.

Impact Of Program: 

We have seen an increase in the interest level of the youth to participate in more non-competitive/non-traditional activities, therefore getting more youth involved in physical activity.

Evaluation Tools: 

Comparing the number of participant that register each term. Parent and participant questionnaires. Currently we have 12-15 participants and this number has remained constant with the feedback being extremely positive from both participants and parents who state that they otherwise would not have this opportunity.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Proper scheduling with the parents (to make sure the kids can make it to the activities) and offering the program free of charge.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Continual funding. Applying for more grants.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program has only been running for 6 months and is just in the beginning stages.

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