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Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake

At the Top
Jerome Lake.
Jerome Lake
High Mtn Adventure
High Mountain Adventure
service project

Service Project
Mission & Philosphy at Galena Ridge

The mission of Galena Ridge is to provide a structured, supportive outdoor educational environment where teenagers have the opportunity to learn about themselves and explore their personal and family values, goals and relationships. Students are guided to successfully meet challenges that help them grow into responsible adults who are emotionally well balanced, mentally and physically fit and spiritually mature.

Galena Ridge is designed to provide an experiential program of challenging personal and group activities in a wilderness setting. Outdoor activities and educational opportunities are designed to test personal limits, facilitate positive group interaction, encourage productive problem solving, and promote healthy behaviors. Outdoor education also provides an environment where adults and adolescents can share challenges, dreams and aspirations, work together, learn together, embrace personal growth and make healthy choices.

Galena Ridge courses also address the needs of some youths who are experiencing conflict or difficulties in their lives by working with them in a family-like atmosphere, one that provides consistent structure, support and encouragement. Galena Ridge is a small program, accepting no more than 14 students per course. The program helps students address individual and group issues honestly, as they arise, in an environment where it is safe to take risks and challenge peer group pressures. Galena Ridge outdoor adventure courses offer emotional growth educational opportunities and experiences within a safe, structured framework that stimulates learning. Student safety is the priority during every activity.