Foundations Asheville Students Take Part in Off-campus Leadership Trips This Summer
This summer, Foundations Asheville, a young adult transition program, orchestrated two 3-day long camping trips focused on team building activities and the development of leadership skills.
In June, students camped and paddled at South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee. During this trip, students practiced their navigational and map skills and spent time working on group dynamics. Last month, students went whitewater rafting and paddle boarding on the Ocoee River in Tennessee.
These trips were completely led by Foundations Asheville staff. Life Skills Instructors were accompanied by clinicians, the Director of Education and Career Readiness, Natalie Bryenton, and the Director of Business Development and Programming, Adam Ray.
“For students who have had less community-based opportunities during COVID-19, these trips have been a chance for them to build on their internal community,” says Ray. “The adventures allow students to feel like they are having meaningful experiences and enjoying summer despite the current state of things. We intend to lead off-campus trips like these on a regular basis.”
Foundations Asheville is a transitional living community located in Asheville, North Carolina. Foundations supports young adults between the ages of 18-24 through the process of transitioning into adulthood by helping them gain confidence and motivation within a structured, individualized community environment. While at Foundations, young adults gain skills to succeed academically, socially, and in the workforce. For more information about Foundations, please visit -19or call (828) 604-6570.