6th-12th Grade Class Options
All classes, unless otherwise noted, are designed to fill a 2-hour time block. Modifications can be made to shorten classes for some grade levels.
HIGH ROPES COURSE: This class provides students with a challenging experience to complete an obstacle course, 25-40 feet off the ground, while hooked into a safety system to protect any falls. IdRaHaJe’s ropes course contains several traversing elements constructed of logs, cables, ropes and nets. After completing various elements, students will be sent off the 250-foot zip line which completes the course.
ADVANCED HIGH ROPES COURSE: This class provides students with a challenging experience to complete our advanced obstacle course, 25-40 feet off the ground, while hooked into a safety system. IdRaHaJe’s ropes course contains several traversing elements constructed of logs, cables, ropes and nets. IdRaHaJe staff will manage the safety systems from the grounds, but students will be responsible for transferring themselves from one system to the next. After completing the obstacles, students will be sent off a 250-foot zip line which completes the course.
ARCHERY 2: This class allows students to compare a compound bow with a recurve bow. Students will learn range safety, how to properly handle each type of bow, explore proper shooting technique and shoot several rounds. After each round of practice, students will record data and note areas for improvement in following rounds.
ASTRONOMY: In this class, students will explore the celestial bodies found in the night sky with a hand-on experiences involving star charts and a visual presentation. Class will start with a review of basic astronomy concepts and a tour of the Solar System. Students will create star charts to take home so that they can identify and locate at least three constellations in the night sky. They will also be able to determine the phases of the Moon and create a factual presentation advertising an assigned planet.
CLIMBING 2: This class introduces students to what it means to be the belayer in a rock-climbing partnership. Belayers are responsible for knowing how to check the climber’s and their own personal safety gear, properly secure the climber’s rope and tend the rope to protect the climber from a fall. With guidance and direct supervision from trained IdRaHaJe staff, students will have the chance to belay each other at one of IdRaHaJe’s climbing areas. Great follow-up to Climbing 1!
GOING SOLAR: This class is an introduction to solar energy. Class will start off with a discussion about why solar energy is used. The instructor will then use a PowerPoint to explain how a solar panel works. After a short game, students will get a hands-on look at a real solar panel and collect data from the panel. Once they have figured out the best angle and direction of the solar panel, students will work as a team to solve real life solar problems.
NATURE JOURNALING: While on a nature hike, students will be introduced to common Colorado trees and different mediums used in nature journaling. During the 2-hour class, students will make detailed observations about their environment while trying their hand at watercolor, poetry, and sketching. This slow-paced and meaningful class is a perfect way to experience the beauty of creation while practicing journaling activities that evoke both creativity and calm.
RAPPELLING 2: Rappelling is the act of descending a rock face or other near vertical surface by using ropes and a fixed anchor point. This class will begin with a mile-long hike over mountainous terrain to the top of IdRaHaJe’s 150 ft. rock face. Students will learn the gear used in rappelling, safety systems, commands and how to properly rappel. Each student will be given the opportunity to complete the rappel at least once. This class requires a 4-hour block to complete.
TEAM HIGH ROPES COURSE: This class provides students with a challenging experience to complete an obstacle course with a team of 2-4 others, 25-40 feet off the ground, while hooked into a safety system to protect any falls. The Team Course contains a variety of unique and physically challenging elements constructed of cables, ropes, barrels, boards and nets. The class will begin with a thorough explanation of the safety systems and gear necessary to complete the course, and each team will have the opportunity to complete between 1-5 obstacles with their team.
ULTIMATE SURVIVAL: This 4-hour program tests students’ ability to work as a team, search for essential survival tools with the help of a map or GPS device and solve a variety of survival problems. Students should be physically fit, have basic survival and orienteering knowledge and understand how to work as a team member to participate. Be prepared to get dirty, travel more than a mile and assess your tenacity!