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Robyn Aiken

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Review for Great River School, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

A highlight of Great River School is their Key Experiences for all the kids. Every year each grade group A1, A2 & A3, gets out of the classroom learning environment and into a "worldly" experience learning key points along the way. Whether it is a wilderness trek, working on a farm, climbing the Grand Tetons, rebuilding LA from the aftermath of Katrina or biking 100 miles in a week (my kids participated on all of these), lodging is mostly in a camp ground in tents.
As a parent, I saw a need to help the school with managing their camping equipment because these key experiences have been huge in expanding my kids view in the world. Tents needed to be washed & repaired, and the staff needed assistance in getting the packing list developed and equipment ready to go. So, I put a call for help out to the other parents and was pleasantly surprised to see how many others cared so much about these trips. Many parents came together to help clean, organize and repack all of the gear.
I love knowing that this is such an involved community and a true sense of willingness to ensure the school is supported to continue these experiences for our kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

what my children have experienced from the excursions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask that parents keep staying involved.

Role:  Volunteer & I organized a large volunteer group to manage camping equipment.