TMO / ALPs Class
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Our ALPs outdoor adventure program offers safe, fun and challenging, outdoor adventures that will address the wants, needs and values to homeschooling families. Our programs are designed to encourage personal growth and cohesiveness in groups by promoting: Leadership Skills,Teamwork, Group Decision Making, Self Confidence, Personal Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship, Community Service
Why the outdoors and why adventure?
Adventure creates an environment that levels the playing field and allows for a continued conversation regarding the shared experience.
TMO Adventures provide an opportunity to realize a group's governing principles, values, ethics and practice core competencies in a safe and supportive environment.
Our challenges are experiential in nature and we encourage continued teamwork, realistic goal setting, honest feedback and shared learning in a experiential process which stimulates our creative thinking and problem solving skill sets.
TMO adventures encourage safe risk-taking in adventure activities such as. Field Games and Initiatives, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Canoeing, Caving and much more.
2 day or 5 day ALPs Outdoor Classroom Program
Our ALPs Outdoor Classroom is a fun, safe, inspirational and educational experience for students and their teachers alike, we offer adventure education, outdoor recreation, risk management and environmental education as the backbone of our program. At TMOs ALPs Outdoor Classroom your students are encouraged to be an active participant by taking a role in their education by participating in exciting hands-on interdisciplinary classes. Hundreds of students, various groups, homeschooling children and schools have come to TMOs ALPs Outdoor Classroom to participate in a program that is easily transferable back to the classroom and community.
Tekoa Mountain Outdoors was recognized for excellence by the
Certificate of Merit at the Secretary’s Awards for Excellence awards ceremony.
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education.
The 15Th Annual
Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education
After you and your group(s) have spent a solid fun filled five days at our ALPs Outdoor Classroom, living it up, cooking camping, playing, solving large & small problem’s, learning together. Groups tend to develop a sense of community that wants to be successful at what they are engaged in. Participants find a new sense of confidence in themselves an understanding and appreciation for others that transfers over to the school and their community. We believe that together, the teachers and students will return to their classrooms and will ultimately be linked together through their shared experience to achieve the common goal of linking adventure through education.
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TMO Homeschooling schedule.
Jan 13. 2015
Outdoor Survival Scenario
Book-Venture: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen,
Tuesday. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Have you ever wondered if you could you make it on your own in the woods? In the novel, Hatchet, Brian is lost in the Canadian wilderness. His only tool is the hatchet that his mother gave him just before his fateful trip. Brian uses critical thinking skills to survive on his own; he particularly remembers a phrase that an English teacher said about "...being positive, thinking positive, and staying on top of things." Brian also recalls another phrase from the teacher, "You are your most valuable asset. Don't forget that. You are the best thing you have."
During this four-hour program you will use critical thinking skills and a positive attitude to complete this 'Survival' scenario. You will learn impromptu wilderness medical skills (First-Aid without a kit), look for natural shelter, build a debris shelter, find safe drinking water, find resources for making primitive tools, make a primitive weapon, track wildlife, build a fire, learn back country cooking skills and what leave no trace ethics are, even forecast the weather! All participants acquire real skills and an increased awareness of themselves and their environment. They also develop a more positive self-image through an authentic sense of personal accomplishment.
All students should read or listen to the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and come with small blank page journal and a pen.
Participants should bring a water bottle, snack and lunch.
Jan, 20. 2015
The Thinking Game: Map & Compass Orienteering Skills.
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orienteering & GPS is fast becoming a favorite sport which brings lots of new people to the outdoors but no amount of modern day technology will be replacing the lifesaving skills used with a basic map and compass. Being able to read a map and compass is vital to your outdoor survival skills. During this four-hour program we will teach each student the basics of orienteering.
They will become familiar with compass terminology, degree readings, taking bearings, pacing off distances and independently complete a beginner level course on site before the end of the day.
Meets at TMO
Dress casual and warm (sturdy shoes are preferred). Bring a water bottle, snack and lunch.
Jan 27. 2015
Outdoor Survival skills.
Held at TMO Base Camp
Tuesday. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Is a leadership skill, practiced to show and experience firsthand what to do in the event of a problem on the trail or a problem while on a family ski trip, maybe even a natural disaster. Are you prepared? Could you survive the night alone or with your family? Yes you can! Learn the skills that will save your life and or your family or friends.
This is a course that you won't want to miss
Dress casual and warm. Bring a water bottle, snack and lunch.
Feb 10. 2015
Hike and Outdoor skills / Matchless fire building.
Tuesday, 10:00am - 2:00pm,
We will hike around the 500 acre Base Camp, and see what the fall showers have helped to bring to life. We’ll have a great time trying to identify plants and trees. Learn outdoor survival skills plus how to build a matchless fire
Bring water - snack & lunch, ID books, magnifying glass if you have them.
Adults are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate,
Some rental and or personal gear will be required for some programs. IE; sleeping bag, day pack, large backpack, personal items for campout.
All programs require proper clothing and rain gear, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, water bottle. E mail TMO or call for costs, details and family deals
Tekoa Mountain Outdoors
27 Sugar Hill Rd. Williamsburg, MA. 01096. 413-296-4249
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