Come share W&L and Lexington together with your children and grandchildren within our special family-oriented campus program, built around amazing explorations and breakthroughs using the W&L faculty. Now in the ninth year, the program is specifically created for children ages 8-14 as well as their parents and grandma and grandpa.
In the famous Colonnade on W&L’s campus and beyond, incredible adventures await you. Isn’t it time to have an active treasure search in science and also the outdoors? Grab your hiking footwear and notepad since the clues is a challenge to locate. Each one of these will make you the following exciting segment in our three-day adventure on and around campus. We’ll hike inside a towering forest of broadleaf trees trying to find geocaches which will eventually make you a kayak. We’ll then float lower a river, researching rocks and river flow for hints for your next mission. Need to see how rivers erode foundation inside a awesome science lab, then uncover the way it has really happened around the river? Prepare for an open-air picnic lunch on the rock that’s greater than a million years of age! Another clue might be available on our high ropes course. It might make you a discovery of why is a plant thrive in a few regions of our back campus, or it could assist you to investigate critters living in streams and rivers. Like bugs? We are able to locate them and find out more about their habitat and why you should ensure that it stays healthy on their behalf.
If you are curious and love adventure, this is actually the program for you personally. We’ll learn some fundamental outside skills, for example knot-tying and the way to read a roadmap having a compass, while on our local river trails. Develop a type of a pack boat, paddle a kayak (or ride a raft) on either the James or even the Maury once we find out about the good reputation for the James River Canal System, and collect tales to inform your buddies home, along with a lot of helpful understanding for your forthcoming adventure.
The program is brought by James Dick, director from the W&L Outing Club. James is going to be became a member of by W&L professors Joel Kuehner, professor of physics and engineering, and David Harbor, professor of geology.