Have you ever heard the saying, "Not all classrooms have four walls"?
HIKEhoppers has officially created an outdoor classroom for kids...
but not just ANY classroom! This classroom eliminates more than the walls of a brick & mortar school. It transforms such things as teacher-led instruction into learner-centered conversation and development. Instead of giving kids problems to solve, it encourages them to build awareness and identify problems on their own by asking questions, evoking a more personalized approach. It raises the relevancy of children's designs & creations because what they produce is exhibited in a public forum FOR the public!.
And that's just the educational standpoint!
Park Play also incorporates physical movement and exercise each day through hiking, team-building games, and other activities.
It's PHYSICALLY good for kids!
Not only that, but the fresh air and natural environment that surround our camps boosts emotional awareness, so it's MENTALLY good for them too. Add in the fact that we highlight healthy risk-taking on a daily basis, and you've got yourself one incredibly powerful learning and growing opportunity for our kids.
Learning: Designed & Created For Kids!
As a learning architect for HIKEhoppers, each and every learning experience is designed around the philosophy that in order to grow, the needs of the whole child must be met. We've created opportunities that not only embed state standards, but also draw from professional training and research on child development and best practices in education. We know kids need space to explore and imagine, to feel safe in asking any and all questions, to be given the "thumbs up" to try something new and different, and to know their ideas and contributions to our community are equally valued by all.
Welcome to Park Play;
Welcome! I'm a wife of one amazing man, a mother to two amazing kids, and a seeker of all things that inspire change for the better.