Outdoor Play “Fun 4 Seniors”
Study Group Leader: Stephen L. Priest Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
4 weeks beginning October 24
Adventures in Learning Classroom, Lethbridge Lodge, Colby-Sawyer College
Maximum number of participants: 12
In this course local author and outdoor adventurist Steve Priest will share his year-round outdoor adventures in hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, biking, ice-boating, xc-skiing, snowshoeing, and more. His personally created videos make his stories “come alive.” Course participants will be encouraged to share their outdoor experiences.
Many of the Sunapee/Dartmouth/New London waters and trails for swimming, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing will be discussed with videos from Steve’s blog posts. Other areas covered in this course include the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and Maine, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Maine Island Trail, New Hampshire Winter, and northern sections of the Appalachian Trail.
For example, what is it like to cross the fabled and dangerous Knife Edge Trail on Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail? Through Steve’s chest camera, you “feel” the experience of hiking this one mile 18-inch wide trail 5,000 feet above sea level.
Some folks call outdoor experiences “play.” If “play” is defined as the choice made to take a course of action based on the rewards of participation and getting a perspective that can only come from ‘doing,’ then indeed outdoor adventures are play. Many seniors, children, and all ages in-between, need more outdoor play.
Fall 2019 Course Catalog download or viewing online