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Life Outdoors

Program

Outdoor Education and Science Camp

Summary

A wonderful program designed to create a positive change in students’ perception of the natural environment through hands-on, experience-based education and unique camp experience.

Curriculum

Students thrive in nature because it inspires creativity and drives curiosity. The hope is that students leave science school with new friendships, new knowledge, and a new understanding of themselves. Outdoor education incorporates several key elements: hands-on science, learning through community, and being engaged and inspired by instructors. Life Outdoors courses are designed to engage individual students through community; a safe place to ask questions, explore nature, and have fun!

Director

Aaron Ryssemus

EDUCATION: B.A. in Camp Administration

Aaron first begin teaching outdoor education in 2009. Within four years, he had already become director of the entire program.

Aaron’s passion for outdoor education grew, his vision became more refined, and he soon realized that more could be done to kindle a curiosity and love for learning within the students. With that as a goal, he made the decision to take outdoor science education to the next level and launched LIFE OUTDOORS.
As the director of a different outdoor education program, I learned quickly that the administrative process can make or break a program. When creating LifeOutdoors, I didn’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past. Instead, I went on a journey with the purpose of creating the best administrative process in outdoor education. Does that sound like an exciting journey? Well, you might be surprised by what I discovered. I had to admit that I needed to improve, learn, and grow.

Website

www.ilovelifeoutdoors.com


 

Art N Soul

Program

Art Party!

Summary

The process of working out the design of The Master on our canvas, one step at a time. Step-by-step painting instruction by a qualified instructor. Available for all types of events and age groups. Private group reservations are welcome in one of our large meeting spaces. Retreat groups can book an afternoon session that will accommodate their schedule.

Curriculum

This is not your typical art class! Picture a fun time, learning step-by-step painting techniques with a qualified instructor. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! “STICK MAN” ARTISTS WELCOME!!! LAUGH WHILE YOU LEARN!! All materials supplied and qualified instruction, you supply the willing participants. If you trust your instructor for 2-3 hours, your guests will walk away with an event of laughter plus a piece of creativity painted with their own hands that they can be proud to display.

Speaker

Tony Goodwin, Master Artist

National Award-Winning Fine Artist and Private Educator, specializing in the classical approach to portraiture in oil. Tony has trained under Master Painters Frank Covino and Igor Babailov. His talents include portraits, murals, oil painting, acrylic paintings, pastels, graphite pencil drawings, illustration, cartooning and charicatures, sculptures, set design, graphic design, compact disc covers and much more.

“God has never let me forget the design that He has for my life. Sure, I thought I knew better and chose a life in the music world, instead. I dabbled with my art on the side. It was still a major part of me and I would sell portraits and paintings here and there. With digital downloads looming, the music distribution industry began its collapse and, in 2008, I found myself unemployed and undesirable in the workforce. At age 50, I had to decide what I was going to be when I grew up. I cried out to God and, well, He has never let me forget the design He has for my life.” – Tony Goodwin

Website

www.tonygoodwinart.com


 

You School

Program

Unlocking Student Potential

Summary

YouSchool is a guided coaching program that helps High School and college students develop the self-awareness, self-confidence and self-direction they need to manage life’s biggest challenges, and plan for a successful future.
YouSchool gives students the time, tools and guidance to understand themselves at one of the most crucial points in their lives-preparing them for the road ahead.

A scientifically proven process that enables you to understand your potential by discovering who you really are and what you really want, and then providing you with a process to develop your desires, strengths and natural attributes into a doable plan.

Curriculum

Appropriate for Christian or Secular settings. Students attend YouSchool for 6 hours on back to back days (3 days, 2 nights). Includes 4 keynote sessions, ropes course activities and small group time.

Speaker

Scott Schimmel, President and Chief Guide

Scott is a master at helping people grow. As President & Chief Guide of YouSchool he is responsible for leading the charge, ensuring that everything we do delivers on our mission and vision. After spending over ten years in a non-profit helping college students become world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges students face when stepping into the professional world. This is why he’s invested his time guiding young people. Outside of YouSchool, Scott is an avid reader, speaker, writer, and golf fiend—and his latest challenge is learning how to coach Little League baseball. His wife and three children keep him anchored.

Website

TheYouSchool.com


 

Leading Beyond the Bubbles

Program

Leadership Development

Summary

The concepts taught during this course, will help students or business professionals, no matter their present leadership experience, to develop the leadership capability necessary to help people move to great new places. Whether a parent, a president, a plumber, or a pastor, all need to understand the key lies that work to frustrate all leaders and to learn the 10 Questions all successful leaders must learn to answer well.

Curriculum

The leadership curriculum taught by Kevin Relyea is appropriate for Christian or Secular settings. Sessions are taught for 6 hours on back to back days (3 days, 2 nights). Includes 4 keynote sessions, ropes course activities and small group time. Sessions are flexible and can be customized to fit the needs of the group.

Speaker

Kevin Relyea, Executive Director

Kevin Relyea is a former Forbes 500 CEO and Pastor. He is presently an international church planter, a business and leadership consultant and Executive Director of Idyllwild Pines Camp. He is a past Board member of “Invisible Children” and has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Crime Victim’s Fund and the San Diego Restaurant Association. Kevin has worked for 30 years developing leadership training derived from the bible and has given thousands of leaders in business and ministry a significant advantage.

Website

Kevin’s Website


 

Walk Thru the Bible

Program

Walk Thru the Bible experience

Summary

Walk Thru the Bible teaches the story of the Old and New Testament in only one day, igniting a passion for God’s word. Get your group into God’s Word with an approach that’s engaging, relevant, and memorable—even exciting and fun! Connect them with His heart and open their ears to His voice. Making disciples is more than simply making converts; it’s helping people cultivate a dynamic, growing relationship with God. And igniting a passion for His Word is a vital part of that mission.

Curriculum

The Walk Thru the Bible curriculum is taught by Ken Gowen, who brings a refreshingly transparent and authentic communication style that integrates biblical truth with the challenges of everyday living. He loves bringing this integrated approach to communicating to each of his Walk Through the Old Testament events. This program is great for groups from 3rd grade to adults.

Speaker

Ken Gowen, Pastor

Ken is the Associate Pastor of New Hope Church in San Diego California. Prior to joining the New Hope team in 2008 he and his wife Barb served on the campus ministry staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). After their stint with Cru Ken embarked on a 22 year career in Human Resources holding executive HR positions in the defense, restaurant and healthcare staffing industries. Ken and Barb reside in San Diego, CA where they have the joy of living close to their three adult children and six grandsons.

Website

WalkThru.org