All Boys - Survive & Thrive Retreat
- Your child would be a good fit if they are working on supportive ways to manage emotion, enjoy the outdoors and love adventure.
- Your child may not be a good fit if they are not yet able to manage a group setting, at risk for self harm or harm of others or are struggling with explosive and unsafe behavior.
THEME: Earth, Fire, Water, Air
Each hour of our time together we will focus on a different element and how it relates to building resilience.
Earth: How do we ground ourselves, find stillness in our body. feel strong in our bodies and connect to the Earth.
Fire: What do we notice when we move our bodies in intense ways? How do we feel when we are focused on something intensely? How does this feel different when we are feeling scattered and distracted?
Water: How do we let go of negative thoughts? How do we go with the flow? How am I feeling?
Air: How do I breathe in an expansive breath? How do I build confidence? How do I feel free to be myself?
Examples of things we may do during this camp (final decision of activities are based upon who is coming and the overall needs of the group).
Social Skills through cooperative activities/games such as Camouflage Hide and Seek and Walkie/Talkie Search and Rescue.
Emotional Skills we will introduce concepts like how do we take care of our heart and our emotions. What are the survival skills needed for this? We will talk about deep breathing, talk about big emotions and learning about where we might feel big feelings in our bodies.
Survival Skills such as Fire Building Skills - We will also learn to safely build a fire.
Physical Activity - We will do a boot camp type obstacle course to move our bodies. It will be minimally to moderately strenuous.
No child is required to engage in any parts that do not feel comfortable.
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