Elementary Adventure Leadership (1st-5th Grade)

Course Description:

This course will provide the students with foundations for outdoor recreation. This includes teaching and training for camping, climbing, outdoor safety and leadership. We will test skills and leadership through different activities and challenges. Most importantly, Elementary Adventure Leadership students will be given the opportunity to show leadership, teamwork, and discover new recreational activities.

Course Objectives:

In this class, students will practice:

  • Navigation
  • Climbing/Camping Skills
  • Hiking Experience
  • Knot tying
  • Outdoor safety
  • Basics of Wilderness First Aid
  • Teamwork
  • Servant leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Patience and stress management
  • Wisdom and decision making
  • Communication skills
  • Wilderness Exploration


With successful completion of this course student’s will gain an Elementary Adventure certification.   

Scope and Sequence: 

This course is designed to stir students' passion for outdoor leadership, give them valuable outdoor skills, and put them in situations where humility, teamwork, and perseverance will be demanded of them. As an Elementary Adventure program, this course is ideal for students looking to start their journey of discovery with outdoor recreation, as well as provide a foundation for the CHE: Middle School Adventure Leadership Class.

Course Materials and Resources:

In class daily:

  • Water Bottle
  • Appropriate active wear - for the current weather conditions



Occasionally, various technical gear will be required throughout the course. All technical gear will be provided for in-class activities and outdoor activities.  A thorough gear list will be provided prior to an upcoming trip.

Grading Policies:

As a homeschool enrichment class we do not issue grades or credits.  However, this class is designed to help gain certifications in outdoor recreation and works towards official Venture Off certifications, which require successful completion of material to gain certification. 


There is no cost to the parent or student because this class is a program of the Colorado Homeschool Enrichment. CHE is a publicly funded program to benefit homeschooled and private school students with programs to enrich their standard course load.  All students must enroll with CHE starting in the summer to be prepared to start class in the fall. Eligible students must NOT be enrolled in any other publicly funded program at the time of enrollment.  

Ineligible students may pay $4400 out of pocket for the course.  


The class will be taught under the direct supervision of Titus Frederick and his team of instructors. Titus has engaged in Outdoor Recreation for many years, and also works as an Adventure Guide for Venture Off. Venture Off specializes in taking groups and schools canyoneering, climbing, and camping. Titus has also been working with youth for 9 years.

Titus Frederick


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