|Our Programs = Fun|
"It's only been a couple of days and I already miss everybody from Thunder Eagle Ridge! I miss the gorgeous scenery, the wonderful hugs, the talented eyebrows, the extraordinary winks, the beautiful smiles, the amazing tickle-fights, the pointless stories, and the hilarious conversations. I love you all, and can't wait to see you all next year."
Focusing on 1) fun; 2) fun; 3) fun; and, 4) fun, our programming team first thinks about, you guessed it, how to make learning fun and interactive - so youth will want to learn more.
Our programming team's next goal is to specifically design each program so participants work with each other, encourage each other's unique talents and abilities, and utilize them to attain a unified goal of a given activity.
The goal of programming is to focus on the outcome. Participants work together in all activities using the foundation of the Circle Walk™, a framework of Knowledge, Volition and Action and building a structure through creative process, critical thinking and consultation.
CREATIVE PROCESS, CRITICAL THINKING AND CONSULTATION
Engage all senses to be inspired; be imaginative; incorporate play and fun; learn how to assemble parts into a whole; reflect on outcomes and embrace the result.
The camp's instructional model is designed to engender qualities to advance critical thinking evaluate arguments and facts through reason and judgment. Manifest characteristics essential for critical thinking: open-mindedness, seeing with your own eyes; eliminating preconceived ideas, and truthfulness. The camp's instructional model is designed to advance critical thinking and bring about campers' inner knowledge by 1) Introducing campers to new information; 2) Engaging campers in collection of data and encouraging their inquisitve nature through guided activities; 3) help camper develop analytical skills and internalize new information by comparing and contrasting data collected; and, 4) Applying and connecting this new information through experiential activities and artistic pursuits.
Participate in respectful exchange of ideas with others, listening to all suggestions, letting go of our own ideas if a better one is presented, all with the aim of coming to an agreed consensus of a group. Gain new understanding, awareness, and awakening of the issue at hand.