(4th – 12th grade)
... When you're not afraid of something, you start to learn about it. And when you start to learn about it you start to understand it. And when you start to understand it you start to love it. That's what The Outdoor School does.
I am convinced that if my son had not attended The Outdoor School he would not have adjusted to Bailey Middle School as well as he did. He has always been uncomfortable that he was ‘different’ than other children; now he has confidence and feels secure in his identity. It was his trip to The Outdoor School that gave him his confidence.
I learned that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.
"I learned that whenever there is fear, there is reward. I usually try to step out of my comfort zone but I am usually stopped by fear. The Outdoor School will help me become a person with more experience and knowledge."
Our number 1 turn-around case is a child that had such low self esteem and hated all around him that the school counselors were even on their last hope – until The Outdoor School. Since the trip his self-confidence has sky rocketed, and he smiles now – he never did before! It’s like he’s a completely different person.