“I regard it as the foremost task of education: to ensure the survival of these qualities:
an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit,
readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion”
ADVENTURE EDUCATION ?
Adventure Education at Renaissance is modeled after Outward Bound designer Kurt Hahn's vision of creating a more resilient and compassionate world, with more resilient and compassionate citizens. Hahn envisioned young people discovering they were more than they thought they could be through challenging experiences in the natural outdoor environment.
Adventure Education can occur nearly anywhere, with nearly anyone: in the classroom; on a grueling mountain ascent; in a debrief, or in the days and weeks following a trip. The positive outcomes for our students are evident with increased self-confidence, awareness and respect for the individual and crew, and a desire to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Small accomplishments can become life-long habits. Through stepping out of their comfort zones into shared challenges, adversity, failure, and success, students discover and develop new skills, confidence, and passion.
The idea that “you are needed,” no matter who you are, is a critical ingredient. Inclusiveness and reliance on teamwork is a guiding principle in Adventure Education and reinforces that members are “crew, not passengers.”
Adventure Education builds confidence and develops a students' abilities to interact and work effectively with others and can improve achievement and progress in school. Outcomes of a student's participation in Adventure Education include the development of...
Character: Demonstrating increased self-awareness and self-confidence while demonstrating understanding and compassion toward others.
Leadership: Demonstrating the ability to set goals, inspire and guide others to achieve them; the ability to collaborate, communicate, solve problems and resolve conflicts effectively.
Service: Demonstrating social and environmental responsibility and a desire to actively engage in service to others.
WE TEACH TO AND WORK BY THESE VALUES
Demonstrating concern and acting with a spirit of respect and generosity in service to others.
Acting with honesty, being accountable for your decisions and actions.
Being your best self, pursuing craftsmanship in your actions, and living a healthy and balanced life.
INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
Valuing and working to create communities representative of our society
that support and respect differences.