He walx like a fox.

Yep, you read it right. He walx like a fox!

Today was such an inspiring day, I had to write a post about it.  I feel so privileged and blessed to be an Adventure Interventionist with trust and permission from family and education system to get a child outside every week!  For over 5 years, I have worked with the same boy… who is turning into a young man, almost every week.  This year my focus became more extensive, where I need to meet Self-Design and School District 69 standards for Physical Education and support in other courses.  What a gift it was to be able to take him on today’s grand adventure, where we hiked a 30 minute set of trails that varied from 35 to 75 degree slope up to the Horne Lake Amphitheatre in the rain.  You can hear the water flowing out of a cave within the mountain.  We started the adventure in daylight and found ourselves having to hike down the hill in the dark. It turns out this was his first time hiking down a hill in such darkness.  I reminded him of Fox Walking from Jon Young et al.’s book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature (2010). Watch these silly video clips to catch a glimpse of what we got up to today.

I really should be focusing on my masters, but I couldn’t help but take a minute to share that a story is brewing about Adventure Intervention, and you can anticipate more to appear, once I permit myself to write in my blog again.  Until then… back to the masters 🙂

Wishing all of you weekly adventures in this rainy weather.