Peak Performance!™ works directly with the school to identify and develop the program content by creating a curriculum that complements the school's goals for the outdoor education program. As a guide in framing a school’s program goals, we have outlined keys to Peak program effectiveness.
Peak Performance!™ provides many types of learning activities in which students inevitably find themselves absorbed and deeply invested in outcomes--a perfect situation for learning. A team challenge course allows students to experiment with solutions to real-life situations without real-life consequences. At the foundation of Peak Performance!™ activities are skills crucial for success in life-communication, problem solving, teamwork, appropriate risk taking, and goal setting.
Peak Performance!™ programs emphasize significant, positive, lasting changes in individuals and communities. Sample goals related to these philosophies, to be achieved at the Peak Performance! ™ Coastal Camp, include:
- Have a fun and positive outdoors experience in order to foster future learning in, and appreciation of, the natural world
- Engage students physically, intellectually, and emotionally in discovering information and to ensure the transfer of those lessons learned into their everyday lives
- Provide time and opportunity for reflection of their experiences maximizing the retention of the concepts identified
- Be able to identify examples of various ecological processes in the surrounding area