Unity College in Maine is making the news lately after a series of classes and courses that are off the beaten path.
The first headline came from a zombie apocalypse survival camp made for 11-17 year-olds. Hosted by Unity College, the focus of this camp is much more down to earth than its name implies.
Skills like hunting, first aid, and other survival skills were the focus of the camp.
I don’t know about you, but I’d happily send my kids to this camp. In fact, I think it would greatly benefit the U.S. as a whole if we saw a lot more of these.
Surviving a zombie apocalypse is a serious matter and skills like outdoor cooking, foraging, first aid, hunting, and teamwork will be necessary. The survival camp is sponsored by Unity College and is for kids 11 through 17-years-old.
Organizers say they want the kids to enjoy the outdoors and learn some practical skills: “We also help the campers explore what it means to work as a team. Whether they are evading something or creating something or building something, and making it through a series of obstacles. So as part of that exploration, they will get to know themselves as leaders,” Jennifer Dehart, sustainability officer, Unity College.
The next story is very important and could definitely be put to use in schools across the country.
In the wake of the active shooter phenomenon, Unity College is hosting a mass shooter discussion with law enforcement officers and experts from around the country to find a way to better protect students.
The college’s president says the goal is to come away with plans to keep students safe. “The most important thing out of this is going to be professionals from all over the region [exchanging] ideas,” said United College President Melik Peter Khoury. “And then some of our students are going to be exposed to that, that’s more learning, so it’s really a place of convening to have a conversation about something that affects all of us.”
The event’s website says it “will introduce, educate and expand leaders’ knowledge base to assist them with responding and managing crisis situations to meet the needs of the constituents and communities they serve.
Additionally, the participants will enhance their cultural competency skills to address the increased demographic shifts across the nation.”
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