4 hrs | $0 | Deposit Required
Make your first turns with a Courage Coach by your side!
This adventure is designed for children ages 8- to 13-years-old and is a technology-free event. Lift tickets, instruction, and equipment are provided.
We are delighted to partner with SkiDucks and Squaw Valley USA to provide this one-of-a-kind event! Squaw Valley instructors provide beginner snowboard skills, while one-on-one Courage Coaching supports children in learning and applying principles of mindfulness to respond to the challenges of the day. Children learn to respond intentionally and with self-compassion to fears of failure, feelings of embarrassment, social fears, fears of the unknown, and emotional or physical discomfort - enhancing emotional intelligence, self-regulation and resilience.
*Stay tuned for COVID-19 Related Winter 2020-2021 Updates.*
Snowboarding encourages present moment focus, openness, self-reliance and trust.
Snowboarding provides opportunities for joy, moving meditation, connection with nature and serenity. Snowboarding promotes openness to new perspectives, adjustment to dynamic circumstances, self-reliance, and mindfulness of the present moment - building confidence in your ability to adapt to changing stressors and respond with resilience.
Children who struggle with tension, worry, stress
Children who struggle with adjustment, adaptability, flexibility, transitions
Children who struggle with fear of failure or perfectionism
The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being. Snowboarding offers:
Water: Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.
Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet.
Mountain: Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature.
Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined.
Open Space: Qualities of freedom, openness, & acceptance.
Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.
At the Courage Project, we find that those who are most connected to nature are most passionate about preserving it. We seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack. Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.