Members of Bronxville High School’s Freshman Transition Program – ninth graders and their senior leaders – collaborated on a variety of teambuilding activities during their trip to Boundless Adventures, an outdoor zip line and aerial adventure park in Harrison, New York, on Sept. 26.
Throughout the day, the students were challenged to swing, climb, balance, traverse and zip line through treetop adventures while bonding with their classmates. The 11 courses at Boundless Adventures included more than 110 bridges, 23 zip lines and four leaps of faith.
“The students tested their own courage and pushed themselves with the help of their classmates and leaders,” said guidance counselor Tim Nelson, who spearheaded the experience for the students.
As part of the Freshman Transition Program, the senior leaders meet with ninth graders once a month to get to know each other, share their own experiences from high school, teach them how to organize and plan their busy schedules and help them with the overall transition to high school. The trip was designed to promote a sense of community and help the students bond over the activities.
“My hope is that the students deepened their connections with their classmates and upper-class leaders, while simultaneously pushing and stretching their limits, physically and mentally,” Nelson said. “As we know, with challenge comes an increased self-confidence and achievement, which can be applied to all aspects of our students’ lives.”