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YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly’s New Outdoor Workshops for Homeschool Groups and Small School Pods!

YMCA Blue Ridge is now offering experiential learning workshops in environmental education, STEM, and outdoor adventure for small learning pods of 5-9 kids in 3rd through 8th grade. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of your child’s mind, body and spirit by getting children outside in a safe environment where they can learn and grow.

 

Not in Western North Carolina? Ask about our lodging opportunities!

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

OPTION ONE: Build your own 3-hour workshop ($40/workshop)

  • Combine any two of the educational offerings below to create your own morning (9am-12pm ) or afternoon (2:00pm-5:00pm) workshop!
  • Available Monday through Friday.
  • Each workshop is $40 per child.

 

OPTION TWO: Sign up for two 3-hour workshops a week for a month ($200-$225/month)

  • To meet state standards for 3rd-8th grade, you can choose any two of the educational offerings below to focus on for an entire month.
  • These sessions are also either morning (9am-12pm ) or afternoon (2:00pm-5:00pm). They will meet two days a week. Days/times are first come, first serve.
  • Monthly sessions are $200 per child. What a deal! For $25 extra a month, include a climbing session. These are only offered on Fridays.
     

Questions about our different offerings? Contact us at info@yblueridge.org or 828.669.8422.
 

PROGRAMS FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT!

Choose two of the below activities to build your own workshop.

 

PROGRAMS FOR THE MIND:

Environmental Education Programs
Our environmental education (EE) programs cover a multitude of different ecological topics that can fit the educational standards in North Carolina science. For example: Third graders study plants as part of their science curriculum; therefore, we would gear our forest ecology class to meet those standards for 3rd grade science. Our programs include animal, stream and forest ecology.

STEM Programs
The STEM program is a new program at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly! Our STEM curriculum covers 3rd -8th grade science standards in physics, earth science, biology, chemistry, and math and ratios.

Team Development
Team development is an important skill and is especially beneficial in the beginning of the school year. Our team development class has been altered to allow for social distancing while also allowing students to experience working as a team to achieve a goal.

Survival Skills
Survival skills includes learning how to build primitive shelter, fire making skills, campfire cooking, Leave No Trace Skills, knot tying, and more!

 

PROGRAMS FOR THE BODY:

  • Climbing
  • Games/Calisthenics
  • Cooking/Campfire cooking
  • Nature hikes

 

PROGRAMS FOR THE SPIRIT:

  • Creative art
  • Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Service learning
    • Students can come work on service-learning opportunities on our campus such as trail work, gardening, building bridge, and various other projects that are safe, fun, and helping the YMCA Blue Ridge community.

 

To register, email info@yblueridge.org or call 828.669.8422.


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 828-669-8422

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