Adventure Based Learning Experience


April 2020
(one day per week for 6 weeks)

This is a great course for students who are not interested in an extended trip and for those who want to choose their own level of difficulty.

The ABLE Rock Climbing Course will take place largely at Ralph Stover State Park near Doylestown, PA. There may also be a day or two of indoor climbing at a rock gym or another outdoor climbing site. There will be a progression of more difficult and bigger climbs as the course progresses. Each individual can choose his or her level of height and difficulty, but everyone is expected to take on significant challenges at their level.

While this course does not involve an extended trip, it does take place during school days. Students are required to attend five days of the course unless they are canceled due to weather. Most courses also include one day that is not a class day for other courses, such as parent conference day.

While experiencing rock-climbing, students will learn the basics of movement on rock, belaying, and command systems. Students will also become aware of how they respond to real and self-imposed limits, develop trust, and use realistic goal setting.

The course includes a series of regular class meetings and 6 all-day trips that will occur on school days and non-school days in April and May.

COST: none

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ABLE Enrollment 2019-20

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PLEASE NOTE: NEITHER The Cambodia Trip taking place over winter break (Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020) NOR the Basketball trip to Amman, Jordan in March 2020 is an ABLE course, and will not apply to ABLE requirements for graduation. Please contact Elizabeth Kriynovich for information on Cambodia or Jalal Rhamirich for information on Jordan.

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Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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