New Outlook Summer Adventures
NEW OUTLOOK TEEN CENTER IS... an after school and summer adventureprogram that serves the towns of Brentwood, EastKingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, and Stratham, NH.We provide middle and high school youth with high-qualityrecreational and educational programming.New Outlookencourages youth to express themselves, transcend personal boundaries, learn the value of service to their community, and develop individual assets that foster healthy and meaningful lives.For more information about our programs and activities, pleasecontact our Program Director, Joe Halus, at603-778-3933 or visit our website at www.newoutlookteencenter.org.NEW OUTLOOK’S SUMMERADVENTURE PROGRAM IS... open to all area youth entering 6th-12th grades in the fall of 2012. We offer eight distinct adventure weeks throughout July and Au-gust. Enclosed,please find registration forms, a calendar of activ-ities, and payment information.2011 SUMMER ADVENTURES PROGRAMS Sailing! Adirondacks ! Climbing! Culinary Adventures!Canoeing! White Water Rafting! Surfing! White Mtn. Adventure!Please see insert for more details...DATES TO REMEMBER May 13th:All registration forms due withdeposit (1/2) of total priceMay 24h:All families notified of confirmed tripsJune 6th:All registration fees due in fullJune 13th: Mandatoryparent meeting for all participants
Sponsors, Partners and Supporters
THE AGNES M. LINDSAY TRUST
The Carr Family Tina Gleisner and Ted Blank The Wineberg Family
This list of sponsors, partners and supporters was confirmed at the time of print. For a complete list of Summer Adventure donors and supporters, please visit our website at www.newoutlookteencenter.org
WHAT IS THE BEHAVIOR POLICY? It is our goal to provide a physically and emotionally safe envi-ronment for all participants. Therefore, New Outlook has a clear and consistent behavior policy. We operate under a “Full Value Contract” that participants commit to at the beginning of each trip. We ask that participants fully value themselves, each other, staff, and our environment by following the rules and instructions given during trips/activities. Inappropriate behavior will be addressed immediately and consequences may include participants being sent home at the expense of the parent/guardian, and/or suspen-sion from future trips.A full list of New Outlooks rules and regu-lations is available upon request.CANCELLATIONS: Please be aware that New Outlook maintains a no refund policy for registration fees and trip cancellations. This policy helps to ensure that all camps (and included trips) are as full as possible. If you need to cancel a trip for which you are registered, please call at least 24 hours in advance so that we can make any necessary changes. If a trip is scheduled for a Monday, please call by 4:00pm the Friday before. Failure to notify New Outlook staff of a cancellation 24 hours ahead of time will result in a $25.00 can-cellation fee (due prior to your teen’s attendance on the next scheduled trip).IN CASE OF RAIN: As we all know, even summer in New Hampshire can be very unpredictable! Ifit rains on a day that we have a scheduled out-side activity, we will offer an indoor activity in its place.We will do our best to notify parents of this change prior to their arrival at New Outlook that day.However, we often wait until the day of the activity (sometimes hours before) to assess whether or not to cancel. Thecancelled activity may or may not be rescheduled depending on schedules and availability.
WHAT SHOULD MY TEEN BRING? Prior to the start of Summer Adventures, each family will re-ceive a list of items that are specific to each weekly camp. In addition to these items, participants are expected to bring the following on a daily basis:*A willingness to participate*Water bottle*A positive attitude*Sunscreen*Clothing appropriate to activity*A backpack*Lunch or snack*Rain gear(unless otherwise indicated)(shell or light raincoat)MEDICATIONS: If a participant is taking prescription medication, we require its use while attending our summer activities.The staff at New Outlook will hold prescription medications for a participant with written permission from a parent/guardian.Although staff can help with reminders, participants are respon-sible for the administering of their medications at all times.If a participant has a prescription for a metered dose inhaler (for asthma), or an epi-pen (for allergic reaction to bee stings), they will be REQUIRED to carry these medications with them at all times. They will also be required toself-administer in the case of an emergency.Failure to bring a necessary prescription, inhaler, or epi-pen will mean that the participant cannot attend that days trip.*All medications must be in their original containers*WHAT IS THE STAFF TO PARTICIPANT RATIO? As a general rule, we maintain a ratio of at least 1 staff member for every 7 participants during trips.Exceptions to this standard may include activities conducted at the Teen Center. These activities are unique as they occur at or near the Teen Center and the group size is not constrained by vehicle capacity.
June 27th-July 1st
White Water Rafting July 5-8th
To kick off the summer, we will participate in Boston’s Community Boating Program on the Charles River. The overall goal of this pro-gram is to teach sailing skills, while empowering participants to develop independence and self-confidence, improve communication, and foster teamwork. Teens will spend four full days learning to sail.
This white water rafting and camping ad-venture is the ultimate vacation getaway for teens.Staying at the Adventure Bound youth camp, participants will spend their days rafting the class 4 rapids on the Kennebec River.In the evening, teens can climb the climbing wall, hang out in the pool, and meet other teens from the New England region. The trip is three nights.
This entire week will be devoted to climbing activities. The first day will be spent at Metro rock in Newburyport learning techniques and climbing safety. The finalthree days of the week will be spent atDen Rock applying ournewly learned skills and techniques.
This week will be spent exploring the White Mt. Nation-al Forest. Participants will have the opportunity to hike to the top of a 4,000 footer, swim, ride a zip line, and zoom down an alpine slide. Evenings will be filled with campfires and plen-ty of SMORES.
This week will be all about food! Teens will attend a French cooking class, learn to make noodle stir fry with Li Yeun, pick blueberries and make jam to take home, bake and deco-rate cakes with a professional pastry chef, spend the day in Boston touring and tasting the North End and finishing the day chocolate tour of the city! The week ends with a farm-to-table feast prepared by participants for their par-
The purpose of this week is to teach teens the fun and enjoyment ofcanoeing .We will learn about paddling basics and river currents while exploring the major water-ways of New England. This is four day trip with three riverside overnights. We will be preparing all our own meals.
Over the course of four days, teens will learn the basics of surfing with Cinnamon Rainbows (in Hampton, NH) . The week will end with a trip to Great Common Is-land for a barbeque and a day at the beach.
Participants and their fami-lies are encouraged to bid farewell to sum-mer at the New Outlook end of summer potluck! Showoff your favorite fami-ly recipes as we view the slideshow of summer highlights!