Running & Forest Skills
at the Renaissance School of Arts & Sciences
Become a member of the Wolfpack by getting into the forest this summer. Build confidence, body awareness, and an appreciation of Portland’s unique access to the forests… all the while having fun!
Connect with your ancestral traditions and tune in to your animal nature by using your body the way it evolved to be used. We will practice agility, forest stewardship, wilderness survival, the importance of friendship in a pack, and much more!
This Trail Skills camp will help children of all abilities develop their running, familiarize themselves with the trails and enhance their knowledge of the PNW habitat. Mornings will be spent on agility work, fun games, and track drills. Afternoons will involve taking those skills onto the beautiful trails near the school.
Every day will be different, incorporating engaging and inspiring tactics from your trail mentors. The kids will be so excited to come home and tell you about their daily adventures!
Who: Ages 8-12 | Enrollment limited to 20
When: July 29th through August 2nd | Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance School of Arts & Sciences | 0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR
Cost: $300 per person
Daily Schedule (subject to change)
8:30 - 9:00 AM Flexible morning check-in at Ren School
9:00 - 11:00 AM Warmups, dynamic stretching, drills, agility games and speed play
11:30 - 12:15 PM Indoor Lunch at Ren School
12:30 - 3:30 PM Forest Adventures
3:45 - 4:00 PM Return to Ren for afternoon check-out
Experienced and Supportive Staff
Camp leaders are experienced educators and coaches
Yassine Diboun has decades of experience working with youth including those with developmental delays and physical differences, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Studies: Physical Activity/Exercise from Portland State University. He is a Wilderness First Responder and is certified in Adult/Child CPR, AED & Airway Management. Yassine currently coaches cross-country and movement classes at Renaissance School. He is the owner of Wy’East Wolfpack and is a professional trail ultra-marathon runner sponsored by Columbia Sportswear and is truly passionate about sharing his love of the outdoors w/ youngsters.
Sarah Foote is a former employee of the Hillsboro School District with expertise in business administration. Sarah is a certified personal trainer and adventure coach. Being the mother of two children, she also has experience on the trails with little ones. Sarah is a co-founder and leader of the Wy’east Sisterhood, a subset of Wy’east Wolfpack, dedicated to nature-based fitness for self-identifying women.
Wy’east Wolfpack will also provide qualified helping hands to maintain proper teacher/student ratios when necessary.
CAMP MEALS: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
CAMPER EVALUATION: Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be split up into smaller groups for skill breakdown according to age. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony at the top of Council Crest on Friday at noon! Departure immediately following.
*No refunds after June 15, 2019