We typically serve youth in 5th grade and older.
The EDGE offers educators an opportunity to expand classroom learning through experiential fun activities conducted in an outdoor classroom setting. Staff facilitators assist teams of 8 – 15 students in the learning process through the combined use of portable elements as well as low and high ropes challenge course activities. Our programs support the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Our programs allow both individuals and the team to take ownership and be more conscious of the results/consequences of their own actions. Areas of accomplishment are celebrated and memories created. Programs engage in activities selected from our 30 low ropes, an optional high element, and 100+ portable elements to accomplish a variety of program goals. All programs incorporate problem solving, cooperation, and active listening. In addition, you can request an additional areas for emphasis from one of the following :
- Showing Respect
- Improved Listening and Communication Skills
- Dealing with Frustration
- Making Difficult Choices
- Trust and Confidence
- Understanding Different Perspectives
- Anti-Bullying or Addressing Power Dynamics
After completing a TDC program, participants can expect to walk away with:
- A sense of camaraderie within the team
- Having learned about others in their team
- A strong ability to overcome new obstacles
- A fun-filled experience
Summer is better on The EDGE
Climb and leap to new heights this summer at The EDGE. As all of our adventurers tackle a multitude of great team challenges, they’ll form friendships, grow as leaders, develop outdoor recreation skills, and have tons of fun.
Note: For Summer 2022, we are not offering camps at our facility. We invite you to check out the George Mason University summer camps. You can explore our typical camp offerings that we expect to return in 2023.