The Plymouth State College Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Club in conjunction with the ROCK, Teaching for Understanding and Athletic Training Clubs will host the third annual Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, April 27. This annual event involves children in grades 4-7 from Plymouth and surrounding communities. Activities include low and high ropes courses and canoeing on Loon Lake.
The club expects a large number of youth to participate and also a great turn out of PSC student volunteers, explains Bob Benincasa, vice president of the HPER Club. “The children begin the day with icebreakers in order to become more familiar with each other and the volunteers and staff,” says Benincasa. Then they move on to low ropes course activities such as the Nitro Crossing and the Spider Web. As confidence builds throughout the day, student will move on to the high ropes such as the Vertical Play Pen and the GV Vine. Other students will venture off to an exciting day of canoeing on the lake.
“This day is a community service put on by the HPER Club as part of a requirement for graduation,” Benincasa continues. “Countless hours of planning and publicity have been put in to make this day a success. By creating a strong connection between the college students and the people of the community of Plymouth, everyone involved benefits. It is our hope that students will gain learning experiences that build confidence and trust so they can be transferred into life situations. We also hope students will reflect back and understand what they have accomplished and make attempts to succeed in all of life’s endeavors.”
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 27 at the Plymouth State College Field House. For more information on the HPER Club’s Outdoor Adventure Day, contact Bob Benincasa at (603) 535-2517.