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Youth Outdoor Enrichment Program

More than a hike. Expanding perspectives.

The Heal with Sole curriculum incorporates the principles of emotional intelligence and National Park Service’s Leave No Trace to encourage youth to socialize with compassion, kindness and grace. In-class programming is designed to promote personal development and growth among youth ages 10 to 17 through two program concentrations that separately expand the social and emotional skills among youth ages 10 to 13 and older youth ages 14 to 17. Workshops are paired with guided, reflective hiking expeditions to encourage participants to explore nature and exercise self-awareness techniques that build intercultural communication through mind-body activities. Programs available: one-day retreats (4 – 5 hours), 5-week program (20-25 hours) , and 10 week program (40-50 hours).

Engage the Body

Engage the Body

Challenge the body by inviting it to move for 2 to 4 hours in bilateral movements that help individuals practice coordination, focus on deep-breathing, and exercise endurance.

Expand the Mind

Expand the Mind

Engage the mind and all other senses to observe the sights, sounds and textures that the natural world offers; giving the mind a novel environment to explore and quiet the day-to-day thoughts and routine.

Honor the Soul

Honor the Soul

Revitalize the soul/spirit with guided reflections to promote self-awareness and self-expression; holding discussions on how the natural world provides lessons seen in daily life.

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Why Heal with Sole?

Healing is about our growth potential.

Our natural world is comprised of diverse ecosystems that are all interconnected and working to provide life’s basic needs of food, water, air and land/shelter. Within this world, there are many unknowns but research continues to highlight the benefits of being in nature on human well-being. Taking time to explore nature has the potential to regenerate and revitalize the spirit (mood) while reducing stress and anxiety.

How? Nature provides a novel space filled with peaceful scenery and opportunities for physical exercise. That is why, Heal with Sole, wants to help encourage your child to explore his/her natural environment through programming aimed to nurture their growth and personal development.  We believe the path to health begins with a sole step and continues with guided observation and reflection.

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