Adventure Education

Program Contact: Tanya Barnett, 4-H Youth Coordinator
(360) 379.5610 x 208 • tanya.barnett@wsu.edu


community-boat-classroomOur Mission

To develop Capable, Caring, and Contributing citizens through research-based, guided adventure and experiential learning models. We accomplish our mission by building Life Skills, using the natural environment and adventure-based activities within a Full Value community.

Our Purpose

There are many different kinds of adventure- based experiential education programs. Although on the surface there are similarities between activities, there is a wide spectrum of purposes and philosophies in the adventure-based experiential education field. Programs can range from recreational activities on one end of the spectrum, to therapy driven activities at the other. The 4-H Adventure Education programs fall approximately in the middle of the spectrum, focusing on education and life skills development. We help participants develop or enhance personal and interpersonal skills through meaningful and fun experiences.
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Community Boat Project 4-H
Wayne Chimenti leads this program based in Port Hadlock in collaboration with 4-H, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Community Boat Project, Chimacum School District PI program and Port Townsend School District Ocean program. Youths learn woodworking and sail making skills.

Contact Wayne at force10sails@hotmail.com

Nature Studies – Scott Brinton leads this school enrichment and afterschool program provides youth experiences in environmental science, outdoor safety, and stewardship.

Contact Scott at cedarrootschool@gmail.com

Puget Sound Voyagers – Marci Van Cleve leads this program in based in Port Hadlock in collaboration with 4-H, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Puget Sound Voyaging Society, Chimacum School District PI program and Port Townsend School District Ocean program. Students learn how to sail safely.

Contact Marci at marci.van.cleve@gmail.com

Sailor Scientist – Nahja Chimenti directs this program is based in Port Hadlock in collaboration with 4-H, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and Sunfield Waldorf School. Youth learn safe sailing and science data gathering techniques.

Contact Nahja at nahja_chimenti@hotmail.com


4-H Stewardship Program 9-12

4-H Stewardship Program K-8


We believe that the most powerful method of learning is through the Learning by Doing approach, also known as experiential learning or adventure education. In its simplest form, the model has three major components –

Do, Reflect, Apply.


Jefferson County 4-H Adventure Education Programs