This document will give you an overview of everything you’ll need to successfully deliver an outdoor based after school program. It addresses FAQ’s, common concerns, and challenges after-school program facilitators face. Instant Advice from professionals will help you to avoid making mistakes and set you up for success.
This document is a comprehensive guide that walks facilitators through the process of planning, establishing, recruiting, and executing after-school programs. Use this document as a reference to guide you through the challenges you may encounter in after-school programming.
This template can be used when scheduling events for a year’s worth of after-school programming. This will help you to take in the “big picture” of your programs and work towards creating a seamless progression of activities
This template is designed to be an external document which can be used to communicate information regarding the series of events you hope to facilitate. Use this document to deliver information to students, admin, and staff.
This is a sample After-school program calendar provided by our partner Outdoor Outreach. Use this document as a reference when formatting your calendar to distribute amongst students, administrators, and staff.
This is a sample flyer used to distribute information to students, admin, and staff for upcoming events. This sample can be used when developing flyers for your recruitment stage.
This letter is an example of how to distribute basic information about after-school programs to parents. This letter can be used as an example when developing student registration packets.
This is an example student presentation for the Adventure Club kick-off meeting. This slideshow can be used for presenting to students during recruitment or kick-off meetings. Small changes to the slideshow can be made for different audiences.
This document is meant to aid you in the process of developing lesson plans for adventure club activities. Utilize the formatting and guidelines of the template to create detailed lesson plans.
This is a sample flyer used to distribute information for upcoming trips following after school events. This is a great way to get necessary information to students about what they will be participating in, what to bring, etc. Use this document as a reference when developing flyers.
This template is set up to contain simple information that is pertinent to your trip. You can customize this template in any way you choose by adding anything specific and relevant to you.
This template is used to create an archive of important lessons learned from after-school program activities. This can be used by program facilitators to evaluate how to best improve their program for following years.
This document is a sample archive of lessons learned from after school outings. Use this document as a sample of how to reflect on your programs and develop a plan for improving activities for following years.
The following document is an example of an established after-school program model or Adventure Club by our partner Outdoor Outreach. This document can be used as a reference when developing objectives, establishing roles and responsibilities of your program facilitators, and addressing challenges your program may face. See the following documents for further guidance in the day-to-day management and facilitation of your club.
This document is a sample job description for an after-school Adventure Club volunteer. The Adventure Club Volunteer furthers the success of the Adventure Club by adopting the project’s mission, vision, and values; attending all club events; creating a safe environment for participants; providing assistance to the Adventure Club Manager, Staff and Faculty Advisor in facilitating the Club; developing strong relationships with club participants; providing individual support as needed. Each volunteer must attend an orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator and passing a “Livescan” background check.
This document is a sample job description for an after-school Adventure Club staff member. The Adventure Club Staff (ACS) furthers the success of the Adventure Clubs by stewarding the mission, vision and values of the project. Their key functions include recruiting participants; creating a safe environment for each Adventure Club participant; facilitating club activities aligned with the projects values and program model; engaging each participant in all club activities; developing strong relationships with the students to provide necessary support; and ensuring a positive, supportive group dynamic.
This document is a sample job description for an after-school Adventure Club Manager. The Adventure Club Program Manager furthers the success of the Adventure Clubs by stewarding the mission, vision and values of the project. It is the responsibility of the ACM to build, train, and manage a committed team of individuals to ensure that the Adventure Clubs are having the desired impact on the participants and ensure clubs are operating under the guidelines outlined in the Adventure Club Manual.
This document is a sample job description for an after-school Adventure Club faculty advisor. The Adventure Club Faculty Advisor is a teacher or faculty member at the school who furthers the success of the Adventure Club by adopting the project’s mission, vision, values; recruiting participants; providing a venue for all after-school programs; attending and assisting in the facilitation of all club events; working with the Adventure Club Manager, Staff and Volunteers to create a safe environment; engaging participants; providing ongoing campus-based support to club participants; and collecting third party data.