Basically, workshops look a lot like a “survivor” experience. Each experience is custom designed to meet the needs of the groups desired direction. About 60% of the experience is activity driven and about 40% is debriefing/teaching. Some initiatives can be quiet problem solving challenges and some activities can be intense physical challenges (survivour-ish).
Because of the nature and style of experiential learning, room to move is part of the equation. Gyms, multi-purpose room, parking lots, sports fields… make for great leaning environments.
Ideally 6th Grade to adults. But I have been known to do some 5th grade work as well.
For schools specifically – I have a recommended programming outline starting in 6th grade.
12 – 130 is ideal. Groups bigger then 16, I “large group facilitate” by breaking them into smaller groups.
Minimum – 1.0 hour (scratching the surface)
Ideal time – 2-4 hours, half day program or 4-8 hours, full day program
Remember – each program is custom designed to meet the needs of the population…time and size of group have a lot to do with goals.
Gray Beard does not desire to be a program in itself. My hope is to aid in the advancement of character educations and prevention programing. However, I’m available to consult and craft a character/prevention program in your school/organization.
Advanced Experience (field trips and retreats)
Gray Beard has a partnership with a local camp, Camp Chautauqua and their Inspiring Adventures experiential/ropes programs. For a field trip type experience or retreat experience, Gray Beard will contract and facilitate an advanced experience with Camp Chautauqua. Camp is convienietly located in Miamisburg OH. minutes from I 75. (this has a different cost quote)
These are numbers to work with. They are negotiable, but not much…
1 hour -$250
Half day - $500
Full day - $1000
Basically, depending on the size of your group. Its about $5 a student, give or take a few dollars. (A Starbucks coffee…)
*Make sure to check out the support tab about the effort for business sponsorship and your school.