Team Jesse Sponsors Expedition for Children and Siblings of the Fallen
From August 10th to 16th, Team Jesse sponsored a Teen Expedition in the Delaware Water Gap Region. Hosted by Travis Manion Foundation and Outward Bound, this Expedition was attended by ten children and siblings, ages 14-18, of fallen military service members. The outdoor experience included camping, canoeing, physical challenges and a service component to provide the opportunity to serve in honor of the fallen. The one-week course was a unique adventure specifically designed for teens coping with the death of a loved one. Teens paddled along the Delaware River through the rugged and historic Delaware Water Gap and had an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone on a High Ropes Course. By combining personal growth methodologies of Outward Bound, with a simple support model that honors the griever, we helped deliver an intensely profound healing experience relevant to the lives of people who are coping with the death of a loved one.
Throughout the course there were evening discussions to review personal and group challenges encountered during the day and in life. Topics include grieving, leadership, independent decision-making, responsibility and teamwork.
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