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Prusik Summer Camp 2012

Prusik Summer Camp - Prusik’s Summer Camp is for 14-18 year olds who will benefit from one-on-one and group therapy set in a wilderness environment. The trip will take place in the Crowsnest Pass Mountains. Each day will involve hiking and learning new wilderness skills such as building shelters, fires, bear lines and cooking over a campfire. These activities as well as other experiences on the trail will provide many opportunities for experiential learning. As Aristotle once said, “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them” while Confucius remarked “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” This is the central idea of Experiential Learning, that learning occurs when an individual makes sense of his or her own direct experiences. The wilderness allows one to learn through being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually challenged through various campcraft activities such as building shelters, cooking, hiking, exploring nature etc. Through these activities, one encounters new challenges, often directing the individual to look inward to his or her inner resources. Camp is an opportunity for youth to explore the mountains and learn new wilderness skills, but more importantly, its a time to work on their emotional, mental (and if desired) spiritual self through group work, one-on-one meetings with therapist and solo reflection time. For more information call Monique at 403-870-0654 or go to www.prusikyouthservices.comPrusik Youth Counselling and Mentorship Services Crowsnest Pass Mountains