July 25-29, 2022
This week long adventure and outdoor leadership experience for middle schoolers develops skills in inland lake kayaking, paddle boarding and rock climbing, and includes an overnight camping trip at Jay Cooke State Park!
Out of school, outdoors in Duluth, MN.
2021-2022 School Year Adventure Club at Lowell
Program Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays when school is in session
Program Times: 2:15 – 5:30 pm
Grades: K – 5 (Ages 5-12)
Meeting Location: Lowell Elementary School, 2000 Rice Lake Road, rear courtyard door
Group Size: Approximately 10 total
Adventure Club is an after school program for children in grades K-5 that combines outdoor education and unstructured nature play. The program runs Tue, Wed, Thurs from 2:15-5:30 pm on days when school is in session. Minimum of 2 days per week. We will accept drop in or 1 day per week if we have openings. Tuition is $30 per day payable first of month.
A $100 non-refundable deposit and school year supply fee will reserve your spot(s). Please visit Active.com for registration (kids and family section)
THE MAJORITY OF THE PROGRAM TIME WILL BE SPENT OUTDOORS. High quality clothing/footwear for playing outdoors in all weather conditions is required. Scholarships are available.
Adventurers meet after school, then board our 15 passenger van(s) for field trips to PEO base on Fredenberg Lake or local parks, with time for snack (families provide) and finish each day with choice time activities. Each day also includes unstructured free play. Examples of weekly themes include: water week, citizen science, earth week, conservation, creepy crawlies, winter around the world, pollinator week, friendship week and more with activities like rock climbing(real and wall), voyageur canoe, hikes, dogsledding, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, draft horse wagon/sleigh rides, fishing, and more!
CHILDREN PLAY OUTDOORS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE PROGRAM TIME EACH DAY. Children must come to Adventure Club with the correct gear to play outdoors in hot, cold, wet, rainy, windy, snowy and muddy conditions and be able to transition to outside play each day unless severe conditions require indoor play. We have indoor space at PEO and visit the Aquarium, Children’s Museum, and indoor climbing walls.
The outdoor educator:youth ratio for adventure club is 1:10. Positive Energy Outdoors professional outdoor education staff run Adventure Club activities at Lowell. It is not an ISD 709 program.
A family handbook with details about what children need to bring and wear, as well as more details about program behavior expectations and policies will be e-mailed to all enrolled families.