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