|Wilderness. The wilderness
environment provides a safe and supportive place for students to
experience challenges and to discover a new-found ability to cope with
life and its complexities from a new perspective. The new experiences
challenge the student’s negative belief system and begin the
development for a framework founded on personal success and
perseverance in the face of obstacles. The end result offers much more
than new coping material. It produces a significant and life changing
impact on how these children will process life’s obstacles and how they
will gain the resiliency to succeed in the face of personal adversity.
|Day. Support structures
are crucial,as none of us are in this life alone. The support and
convenience of a school-day structure allows us to integrate the family
into the program. Integrating the family provides ample opportunity to
support the home to provide mutually beneficial counseling and
directives to the family unit as a whole and to create stabilizing,
supporting anchors with which the child is most familiar.
|Camp. Survival school is
an integral part of the adolescent’s program. From primitive cooking,
orientating, wilderness first aid, etc. - the children gain the freedom
and independence of knowing they have what it takes to survive. If they
can survive in the wilderness - they can thrive in life!
Ropes, Low Ropes
|Our Wilderness Camp is
unique and yet another advantage Sandhills Alternative Academy has to
offer. Our ropes course program is designed to meet a number of
behavioral, educational, developmental, and recreational goals.
|Ropes course consist of a
series of real and imaginary obstacles designed to challenge groups and
individuals to work together to accomplish a task. Students learn that
with focus and determination, they can overcome difficult obstacles.
|Ropes course teachs
important life skills that students can benefit from such as: focus,
teamwork, listening skills, self-esteem, cooperation, ability to
follow/ give instructions, decision making, self confidence, trust,
goal setting, cohesion, positive risk taking and encourages
participants to confront their personal fears and anxieties. Our ropes
course are designed for individuals of all ages, shapes, and sizes.