Outdoor Activities | Recreation Activities | Nature Studies

The following activities are designed for recreational enjoyment in the outdoors. We strive to provide lessons and activities that are best done using the elements of nature.

*All activities are designed to take place within a one-hour rotation.


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Participants will use skills such as balance, control, and coordination to ride a mountainboard (modified skateboard with large wheels) down a hill while standing or sitting. During this time, participants will wear a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards to safely ride down the hill.

*This may be combined with our bungee to make an even more thrilling ride called “Bungee Dirtboarding”.

*Grades: 5th and up

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Disc Golf

The objective of this activity is two-fold. The first allows participants to learn different ways to throw a Frisbee disc. The second allows participants to enjoy a round of golf while developing hand-eye coordination, and depth perception.

*Grades: 3rd and up

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Slingshot Paintball Biathlon

This outdoor challenge activity offers participants the opportunity to combine fun with teamwork. Each team is given a slingshot and a satchel of paintballs. Team members must take turns loading and shooting at targets as they run through the timed course.

*Grades: 5th and up

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Super Slides

These dual-running, Super Slides provide a great experience for everyone! You can slide down alone or in pairs.

*Grades: 3rd and up

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Skim Pad

Participants will use skills such as balance, control, and coordination to ride a skim board down our forty-foot long skim pad while standing or kneeling. During this activity, participants will work together to pull back a bungee cord for a team member who is waiting on the skim board. Once the participant is ready, he or she will go for an exhilarating ride in the refreshing water. This particular activity needs to be run by a Manitoqua facilitator. 

*Grades: 3rd and up