The Outdoor Education Center is gearing up for Leaders In Action 2013-2014! Last year’s program was extremely successful, with many field trips, guest speakers, outdoor activities, and even an alternative spring break trip to Charleston, WV! The OEC hosts Leaders In Action (LIA) at two local middle schools, Charles Town Middle School and Harpers Ferry Middle School where we meet weekly from 3:00pm-5:00pm. We also offer weekend activities and field trips to encourage students to get involved in their community.
This year we plan to focus on the seven dimensions of health: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, emotional, and environmental. Some of our activities planned include gardening at the OEC’s new greenhouse, many field trips such as visiting a pottery studio, a historical blacksmith, and a local farm, karate and yoga clinics, and learning about ourselves and others through team building games and activities. Our entire curriculum is based on engaging students through interactive learning while creating their own organic experience. Our program supports the needs of youth in West Virginia with a focus on environmental stewardship, unplugging students from electronic devices, making healthy lifestyle choices, community service, and continuing education. If you or your student is interested in joining our program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 304-725-0409. Students must attend Harpers Ferry or Charles Town Middle School; attendance and participation is required in order to attend our 10-day, residential, summer camp at the Outdoor Education Center. Stay tuned for more Leaders In Action blogs and pictures!
(Sarah Nowicki is an AmeriCorps Vista at FLOC’s Outdoor Education Center)