Attention people who work for schools, youth groups, government agencies, law enforcement, juvenile courts, private business and service-oriented persons! Chelan/Douglas WSU Extension 4-H Challenge Program is offering open enrollment for their Challenge Course programs. Participants will learn how to:

1) Trust and Support one another.
2) Work together as a team to obtain a common goal.
3) Take appropriate risks in a challenging activity.
4) Effectively communicate with one another.

The 4-H Challenge program utilizes the concepts of adventure based experiential learning to help individuals develop life skills. But it is more than just learning by doing. We take people out of their regular environments, challenge them with a series of physical activities, ask them to reflect on their process, and then challenge them to apply their learnings in their daily lives.

Simply put, the 4-H Challenge Course is an activity course that has low and high elements. On the low elements, a group is presented with an activity in which they must work together to get each member successfully and safely through each activity. The Challenge Experience does not solve problems automatically, but it does dramatically engage participants to examine the behaviors of dynamics that are targeted during a sequence of activities. The Challenge program also includes a Portable program component which can be utilized during retreats, after school programs, team development at your site or wherever your group gathers.

If you are interested in seeing the Leavenworth Challenge Course, come out for our Challenge Course Clean-up and play Day May 20th, 2017. Have an experience among community members and our staff, to help us enhance the Challenge Course and prepare for the busy summer ahead. Bring a friend, a lunch, clothes to get dirty in, water and other people. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Becoming a 4-H Certified Challenge Program Facilitator is an invaluable opportunity for anyone who works with groups: teachers, counselors, police officers, youth ministers, coaches, community leaders, the public and sports teams.

Extension Programs are available to all persons without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Seth Wendzel at 509-667-6540 at least two weeks prior to the event.

For more information or to sign-up for the Spring or Fall 2017 Low Course Facilitator Training June 19-23, 2017, please contact Seth Wendzel (contact info below).

Contact: Seth Wendzel
WSU Chelan/ Douglas County Phone: 509.667.6540
400 Washington St. Fax: 509.667.6561
Wenatchee, WA 98801 Email: Seth.wendzel@wsu.edu
Website: http://extension.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youthdevelopment/challenge/

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