FIRE WITHIN 

A WEEKEND PROGRAM FOR PRE-TEENS AND TEENS

We Are Looking for Pre-teens and Teens Who Are Interested In…

  • Survival and primitive skills
  • Games & activities that lead to more sensory awareness and stress reduction
  • Being inclusive
  • Outside adventures
  • Gaining confidence in the ability to feel at home in the woods and become more independent
  • Team-building
  • Being yourself and having conversations about things that matter
  • Leadership abilities
  • Noticing gifts and passions in yourself and others
  • Being challenged in ways that show how powerful you truly are
  • Sleeping under the stars or in a tent

If this list sparks your curiosity, you may be a great match for the Greenwell Foundation’s FIRE WITHIN!

 

Pre-teen Weekend

Ages 11-12
Pre-teens start the weekend on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Greenwell’s Pre-teen weekend program gives 11 – 12 year old middle schoolers the chance to: learn new skills that foster nature connection, gain a sense of empowerment and independence, and feel a sense of belonging by bonding during activities & fireside meals.

Every weekend we will do team building activities, awareness games and challenges, cooking around a fire together, evening stories and chats. We will also do seasonal activities and different evening activities each month! Participants who are signed up for multiple weekends in a row will get to help plan future weekends based on interests and passions.

This program is inclusive to pre-teens with disabilities.

 

Teen Weekend

Ages 13- 18
Weekends start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and run until Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Greenwell’s teen program gives high school teens the chance to: learn new skills that foster nature connection, gain a sense of empowerment and independence, and feel a sense of belonging by bonding during activities & fireside meals.

Every weekend we will do team building activities, awareness games and challenges, cooking around a fire together, evening stories and chats, and outdoor sleeping. We will also do seasonal activities and different evening activities each month! Participants who are signed up for multiple weekends in a row will get to help plan future weekends based on interests and passions.

Teens get to stay past 10, sleep under the stars, challenge themselves to build the breakfast fire, have a hot breakfast, and do a special Sunday morning activity.

The more weekends you attend, the more likely you will gain skills that we will look for in Camp Buddies and Counselors at our summer camps. You will also learn a variety of new activities that can feel rewarding to offer to campers. It can be very rewarding to offer these unique skills to others.

This program is inclusive to teens with disabilities.

 

Do you have what it takes to overcome the challenges of learning new skills or camping outside during the winter months?

We think you do!

 

Dates & Times

December 16-17, 2017
February 24-25, 2018
March 17-18, 2018
April 21-22, 2018
May 19-20, 2018

 

Cost

Pre-teen Weekend – 11yrs – 12 yrs
Time: Saturday 1:00 PM to Saturday 10:00 PM
Price: $75.00 per weekend
Sign up for 4 or more and the cost is just $65.00 each weekend!
 
Teen Weekend – 13 yrs- 18yrs
Time: Saturday 1:00 PM to Sunday 11:00 AM
Price – $120.00 per weekend
Sign up for 4 or more and the cost is just $99.00 each weekend!
 
 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Typical FIRE WITHIN Schedule

1:00 Arrive full from lunch, Place Gear on vehicle going to tent site, Opening Circle, Welcome, Names, Schedule, Orientation, & Team-Building
1:30 Wander by the bamboo, river, beach, and forest to look for animal signs, play games, and get to know the land and each other
2:30 Tent set-up and snack
3:00 Seasonal Activity or Wild-crafting/Varies each month
5:30 Dinner & stories
7:30 Clean-up
8:00 Evening Activity/Varies each month
10:00 Pre-teens depart / Bedtime
7:00 Wake-up and breakfast
8:00 Clean-up and pack
8:30 Seasonal Activity/Varies each month
10:40 Closing Circle
11:00 Goodbye until next time

 

Meet Your Instructors

Meet Julia

Meet Andrew

 

Want More Information?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions and Packing List pages 

Please call Julia at the office if you have ANY questions! 301-373-9775