Boojum’s Urban Expeditions offers participants an experiential journey within the rich cultural, historical, and human environment of a major California metropolitan area. Participants on these expeditions explore the city’s urban wilderness and their own “inner wilderness” as they learn real-life skills for success in an environment many call home.
Urban Expedition participants are exposed to a unique environment that offers a wide variety of learning opportunities. Structured group challenges encourage participants to develop group and individual skills that will support them later in life. These challenges and activities include a structured, multi-day urban scavenger hunt, where participants learn about economics, culture, history, urban geography, commerce and careers through guided hands-on investigation of aspects of city life. Students practice real-life skills like budgeting, food preparation and managing public transit systems, and have the opportunity to participate in service learning, cultural events, and other city adventures.
The urban experience helps participants translate the lessons of teamwork and the self-confidence that come from successfully completing experiential challenges into their home, school and work lives. For those who will go on to live in metropolitan or developed areas, the skills for surviving and success in the “urban jungle” are directly applicable to their futures. This experiential program is a wonderful adventure in bringing learning to life while encouraging appreciation of others and a greater awareness of the built environment.