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August 27th - Hocking Hills Hiking Adventure Experience August 24, 2022

Good Evening,


Happy Wednesday! We hope that you have been able to get into your new school year routines. This email serves to provide you the necessary information in order to make the best experience possible for your Trailblazer this Saturday. 


We will be visiting Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills State Park. We will hike a total of 2-3 miles as we see waterfalls, the Devil's Bathtub, and hike along a portion of the Buckeye Trail; a national scenic trail. The trail is well traversed and maintained very nicely. The weather is going to be warm, so please make sure your Trailblazer dresses appropriately and has water. Transportation and lunch will be provided.


The following information is super important.


What to bring:

  • Water bottle (one liter minimum)
  • notepad to take notes (optional)
  • string bag or day hike pack
  • sunscreen/bug spray (we will have natural bug spray)

What to wear:

  • Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes (NO CROCS or SLIDES)
  • Comfortable clothes to hike in (shorts and t-shirts are recommended)

Pick up and Drop Off:


As mentioned on the registration page we will be picking up and dropping Trailblazers off at Beavercreek Station in Beavercreek. Click here for directions. Pick up will be at 9:00am (please arrive by 8:45), and drop off will be at 3:00 (please arrive by 2:45). We will be leaving Beavercreek Station no later that 9:05. That is to ensure that our Trailblazers get the most time out on trail. If something comes up please text or call us at 937-802-0801. 


Another way to stay connected is through our Facebook Parent Page. You can join here: Trailblazer Parent Page. You can also join our group chat on Discord. You can join here: Trailblazing Hope Outdoors Discord


Finally, we need to make sure that all Trailblazers have a waiver on file. If you have not filled one out for your child in the last 12 months please do so here: Online Waiver


In order for us to best communicate we ask that you respond to this email. It will help us know who has received and read the previous information. All you need to do is reply with your first car (mine was an 86 Honda Civic).


See you on the trail!


Jonathan

Lead Adventurer

August 20th - John bryan Hiking Adventure August 17, 2022

Good Afternoon,


Happy Wednesday! We hope that all of our Trailblazers have been enjoying their first full week of school. This email serves to provide you the necessary information in order to make the best experience possible for your Trailblazer this Saturday. 


We will be visiting John Bryan State Park as we hike the North Rim Trail and visit the Clifton Gorge Falls. We will hike a total of 3.5 miles along the North Rim Trail as visit the head of the Little Miami River. This hike is beautiful and provides history to some very old geological features in Ohio. We will then visit Young's Dairy for some delicious ice cream. Transportation, snacks for on trail, and ice cream will be provided. The weather is going to be a little warmer so please make sure your Trailblazer has water.


The following information is super important.


What to bring:

  • Water bottle (one liter minimum)
  • notepad to take notes (optional)
  • string bag or day hike pack
  • sunscreen/bug spray (we will have natural bug spray)

What to wear:

  • Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes (NO CROCS or SLIDES)
  • Comfortable clothes to hike in (we will be near water, so something they can get wet in)

Pick up and Drop Off:


As mentioned on the registration page we will be picking up and dropping Trailblazers off at Beavercreek Station in Beavercreek. Click here for directions. Pick up will be at 10:00am (please arrive by 9:45), and drop off will be at 1:00 (please arrive by 12:45). We will be leaving Beavercreek Station no later that 10:05. That is to ensure that our Trailblazers get the most time out on trail. If something comes up please text or call us at 937-802-0801. 


Another way to stay connected is through our Facebook Parent Page. You can join here: Trailblazer Parent Page


Finally, we need to make sure that all Trailblazers have a waiver on file. If you have not filled one out for your child in the last 12 months please do so here: Online Waiver


In order for us to best communicate we ask that you respond to this email. It will help us know who has received and read the previous information. All you need to do is reply with your favorite food (mine is pizza).


See you on the trail!


Jonathan

Lead Adventurer

August 13th - Caesars Creek Hiking Adventure Experience August 10, 2022

Good evening,


I hope everyone is doing well as you wind down your summer and prepare for the start of school. This email serves to provide you the necessary information in order to make the best experience possible for your Trailblazer this Saturday. 


We will be visiting Caesars Creek State Park as we hike to Horseshoe Falls. The Trailblazers will hike a total of 2 miles on trail (not including any exploring they do). The weather is going to be beautiful with a high of seventy-seven degrees. Lunch will be provided. If your child has a food allergy, please notify us as quickly as possible. The following information is super important.


What to bring:

  • Water bottle (one liter minimum)
  • notepad to take notes (optional)
  • string bag or day hike pack
  • sunscreen/bug spray (we will have natural bug spray)

What to wear:

  • Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes (NO CROCS or SLIDES)
  • Comfortable clothes to hike in (we will be near water, so something they can get wet in)

Pick up and Drop Off:


As mentioned on the registration page we will be picking up and dropping Trailblazers off at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering. Click here for directions. Pick up will be at 10:00am (please arrive by 9:45), and drop off will be at 1:00 (please arrive by 12:45). We will be leaving Indian Riffle no later that 10:05. That is to ensure that our Trailblazers get the most time out on trail. If something comes up please text or call us at 937-802-0801. 


Another way to stay connected is through our Facebook Parent Page. You can join here: Trailblazer Parent Page


Finally, we need to make sure that all Trailblazers have a waiver on file. If you have not filled one out for your child in the last 12 months please do so here: Online Waiver


In order for us to best communicate we ask that you respond to this email. It will help us know who has received and read the previous information. All you need to do is reply with your favorite color (mine is orange).


See you on the trail!


Jonathan

Lead Adventurer

April 23rd Climbing and Rappelling July 19, 2022

Good Morning,


This Saturday we are heading outdoors to the climbing and rappelling tower at Wright State University. Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to climb up the 51 foot climbing tower and rappel down the 30 foot rappelling wall. It will build upon the foundations from the previous two weeks. 


The weather is going to be in the 80s, so make sure they bring sunscreen and a large water bottle. We will provide snacks and some gatorade.


What to wear:

  • Footwear: Close-toed shoes! Athletic style shoes are best. No sandals.
  • Pants/Shorts: Pants should be comfortably loose to allow for movement. Shorts should be of modest length since they will be wearing harnesses and they want to be comfortable.
  • Shirts/jackets: Wear what is comfortable, layering is recommended for cooler temperatures.
  • Jewelry: No dangling earrings or hoops. Watches, necklaces, and rings are best left at home.

Make sure that you bring your WSU Challenge Course and Climbing Wall waivers. You can download the waiver here: Waiver. Also, if you have not filled out a TBHO Waiver for your student you can do so online: Online Waiver 

If you have not yet registered your student, you can do so here: Climbing and Rappelling Registration

The climbing tower is located behind the WSU Nischwitz Baseball Stadium. Look for the Trailblazing Hope Outdoors direction signs and follow to the parking lot. Click here for directions


If you have to cancel for whatever reason please message us on Discord or text us at 937-802-0801.


See you Saturday!!

CLIMBING APRIL 16TH CANCELLED July 19, 2022

Due to the current conditions at the climbing tower in Fairborn WSU staff felt it would be unsafe to climb. They were anticipating the rain to move out and the tower to dry off. Unfortunately it has not stopped raining there. We apologize for the back and forth and appreciate your flexibility. We will be back at it next week. Make sure you register your student if they are not already registered for next Saturday.


April 23rd Climbing: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/MTQ0OTU4/156148


See you next week!

ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE UPDATE July 19, 2022

Good morning,


We received word that the climbing and rappelling wall are open! We will be outdoors and the ground is a little wet, so make sure your Trailblazers wears something that they don't mind getting dirty. Also, have them bring a light jacket or rain jacket.


See everyone at noon!

ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCEMENT July 19, 2022

Good evening,


We are watching the weather in hopes that tomorrow we will still be able to climb. We know that this puts you in a position where you are in limbo. We will make the decision by 9am tomorrow. If we do not climb, we will cancel all together. We have outdoor climbing and rappelling again on the 23rd at the same time and place. If you have not registered your Trailblazer for that date you can do so here: April 23rd Climbing and Rappelling


We will keep you posted!


Jonathan

April 16th Climbing and Rappelling July 19, 2022

Good afternoon,


This Saturday we are heading outdoors to the climbing and rappelling tower at Wright State University. Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to climb up the 51 foot climbing tower and rappel down the 30 foot rappelling wall. It will build upon the foundations from the previous two weeks. 


The weather is going to be mild in the mid 50s, so make sure they are dressed properly. We will provide a snack, but they should bring a large water bottle. 


What to wear:

  • Footwear: Close-toed shoes! Athletic style shoes are best. No sandals.
  • Light gloves and hats
  • Pants/Shorts: Pants should be comfortably loose to allow for movement. Shorts should be of modest length.
  • Shirts/jackets: Wear what is comfortable, layering is recommended for cooler temperatures.
  • Jewelry: No dangling earrings or hoops. Watches, necklaces, and rings are best left at home.

Make sure that you bring your WSU Challenge Course and Climbing Wall waivers. You can download the waiver here: Waiver

If you have not yet registered your student, you can do so here: Climbing and Rappelling Registration

The climbing tower is located behind the WSU Nischwitz Baseball Stadium. Look for the Trailblazing Hope Outdoors direction signs and follow to the parking lot. Click here for directions



Please let us know if you will not be able to make it by calling or text 937-802-0801.

See you this Saturday!




April 9th Rock Climbing July 19, 2022

Good morning,


We had a great start to our climbing last Saturday. We are right back at it this weekend. Your Trailblazers are going to be scaling the indoor rock wall and bouldering wall located at the Wright State University Student Union. We will have our signs pointing you in the right direction once you turn off Colonel Glenn onto University Blvd. We will NOT be at the Nutter Center. 


We will be meeting at the entrance to the Student Union and will check in your Trailblazer. We will wait inside by the welcome desk as students arrive. Please arrive promptly so we can start climbing. There will be a quick time of introduction and an icebreaker. The WSU staff will then go over some basic information. We will be adding a little competition to this week. Fastest up the rock wall, highest point reached on hardest route, and more. We will also be providing a small snack.


What to bring:

Water bottle (32 oz)

WSU Indoor Climbing Gym Waiver

Great attitude

Adventurous spirit


If you are unable to make it or will arrive late, please contact us to let us know. You can text us or call us at (937) 802-0801.


See you on the trail!!


Climbing this Saturday July 19, 2022

Good afternoon,


We are excited for our upcoming climbing Adventure Experiences this month. As a reminder, we are going to be at the Wright State University Student Union at the indoor climbing gym this Saturday from 12-2pm. We have about 15 students registered and will break up into two groups. The first group will be on the wall and then we will rotate throughout the afternoon. Your students will attempt to scale the 24' rock wall and/or the 14' bouldering wall. They will also receive training on how to tie knots specific to climbing. We still have spots available if your Trailblazer wants to bring a friend. Just make sure they register beforehand to include TBHO online waiver and WSU Waivers.


What to bring:

WSU Release Waiver and read the WSU Gym Rules

Large water bottle

Adventurous spirit

(We will provide snacks)


Please let us know if you are running late or not able to make it, so we can make adjustments with Wright State University. You can text or call 937-802-0801 to contact us. 


See you Saturday!


Trailblazing Hope Outdoors



High Ropes Course This Saturday July 19, 2022

Hey there,


We are looking forward to the high ropes course this coming Saturday! We are hoping that the weather will cooperate with us. There is a storm front coming in and it may cause us to have to reschedule. We will notify you as soon as possible. We are at the mercy of the weather and if Athletes In Action determine it to be safe or not. 


Here is some important information in the hopes that we do meet:

What to Wear : 

CLOSED TOED SHOES ARE REQUIRED. Participants with sandals, slip ons, crocs, chacos, or any other form of shoe we find unfit or unsafe will not be able to participate in the activities.  

Dress comfortable and according to the weather conditions. We will operate in all types of  weather unless it is lightning or the conditions create a risk for hypothermia. Please avoid wearing skirts or dresses.  

Other Details : 

We will provide water at the course but feel free to bring a water bottle. We will also provide snacks. 

Please bring any other necessities that you may need such as medications, snacks, warm gloves, rain jacket, etc.

The high ropes course is a technical outdoor experience that will require participants to climb up to the course suspended 30 feet in the air. They will then navigate through the 15 elements while being attached via a harness. Due to the challenging elements, height of the course, and AIA policy they require that participants must be ages 12 and up. Trailblazers must also have a waiver on file with both Trailblazing Hope Outdoors and Athletes In Action. All participants must have a High Ropes Course waiver filled out PRIOR to Saturday. It is an online waiver and you can fill it out by clicking the link below.

Trailblazing Hope Outdoor Online Waiver: Click Here

Athletes In Action Waiver: Click Here (Fill out waiver as Parent/Guardian)

ATTENTION DAYTON TRAILBLAZERS:

We will provide transportation from downtown Dayton to the high ropes course and from the course back to downtown. We will pick up and drop off at the Dayton Dragons stadium at the loop located on Monument Drive across from the Fiver Rivers MetroParks Headquarters parking lot.

Drop off and pick up at the High Ropes Course:

We will have our Trailblazing Hope Outdoors road signs to help you find the entrance. Click here for directions: Athletes In Action Sports Complex, 1197 S Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385

Thank you for your flexibility as we wait to see what Mother Nature has in store for us this weekend. We will provide a rescheduled date if we do have to cancel.

If you have any questions or need any information please reach out to us at [email protected] or call/text (937) 802-0801.

See you on the trail!