Unplugged Adventures, Expedition Wachusett
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Have you dreamed of participating on the Amazing Race? Are you a fan of Survivor? Or, are you just looking to get outside and convene with nature?
Here is your chance to get off the couch, unplug from your iPhone and experience an adventure like no other! Unplugged Adventures engages kids in a real way, leading a variety of outdoor adventures that combine physical challenges, problem-solving and team-building activities. Our adventures vary in terms of level of physical and mental challenge, location and format, but each event is guaranteed to be FUN! For more details, and for other upcoming events, check out our website at http://www.getunplugged.net/.
- Unplugged Adventures is focused on engaging kids in a real way, leading outdoor adventures that combine physical challenges, problem-solving and team-building activities. Our adventures will often include a mountain ascent or wilderness trek, and some include a competitive dynamic to enhance the learning experience. All of our adventures are guaranteed to be FUN!
- Registration fee includes round-tree transportation, event fees and snacks.
- Pick up and drop off will be at Ellsworth-McAfee Park, rt 135/South St, Northborough.
- All participants will receive a mini-compass, UA water bottle, and UA bandanna/buff.
- Participants should bring lunch and water, and dress for action, appropriately for the weather. Please apply sunscreen before coming.
Expedition Wachusett Description:
The Expedition runs from 9:30AM to 3:30PM at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA. Upon arriving at Wachusett, all participants will receive a pre-event briefing that includes a safety talk, an overview of the Expedition and instruction on map-reading, compass and GPS navigation, and hiking and backcountry etiquette.
Teams will then meet with their Team Leader to review rules and equipment, and to strategize. Team Leaders will facilitate a team-building exercise to reinforce lessons learned during the overall briefing. At 11:00AM, teams will assemble for a mass start!
Participants should expect to hike between 3-6 miles up, down and around the summit of Wachusett Mountain. Teams will encounter along the way various challenges, both physical and mental, that will require teamwork, problem-solving and strong communication. First team to the Summit wins the Expedition!
After all teams complete the adventure, individual teams gather to debrief on their experience. Debriefing is a critical part of the adventure learning experience. Finally, the entire group will reconvene for awards, and to share highlights and a few laughs.
More About Instructor Geoff Maletta, Owner/Chief Adventurer
After spending close to 20 years focused on fixing healthcare, I have pivoted my focus to developing engaged youth leaders through hands-on, experiential teaching, coaching and mentoring.
I grew up spending much of my free time exploring the world around me, creating real and imaginary adventures, and building tight relationships with my close friends. I often felt that I was born several centuries too late, missing out on the "time of the explorers".
I founded Unplugged Adventures to catalyze a sea change for today's youth, to shift their focus from digital media to the dynamic world around them. Through fun, team-based outdoor adventures, we foster critical problem-solving, social and communication skills.
My passion for working with our younger generations extends across my life. I spend my time away from Unplugged Adventures working as a school teacher, coaching a youth club soccer team, and leading great adventures with my wife and daughters.
For more information about Unplugged Adventures, contact Geoff at firstname.lastname@example.org