Our weekly meetings are all about getting kids up and at it – ACTION! There really is no better way to learn than to do and at TAASC meetings we get real with some exciting activities. The goal is to introduce students to new skills and experiences in a gentle, non-intimidating way. This way students get that initial experience under their belt and by the time we get out on a weekend adventure trip, they’re ready. They know how to do most of the things they need to do to stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Some students take longer than others to get comfortable with something like climbing or being up high. Meetings are a perfect environment for that student to baby-step their way towards confidence with that activity. We teach kids how to prussik up a fixed line and once they get the hang of it – they get to decide how high and far they want to go. It’s a great activity to develop individual skills, confidence and empowerment. And at the same time they’re doing something totally cool and exhilarating going 40 ft up into a tree!