Adam Kreiger Adventure Program

Our Community at Hopkins

As a result of Adam's legacy, our beautiful campus setting, and the enduring support of the institution that helped create AKAP, many of the people we serve are in the Hopkins Community. Since it is a vital addition to traditional classroom academics, components of AKAP are threaded through various aspects of the academic curriculum and the athletic team experience. It also provides developmental leadership opportunities for both Faculty and students on campus.
 
In accordance with the Hopkins mission, the Adventure Program also works to 'develop...the foundation for a lifelong love of learning' and 'nurture the development of character essential to leading a rich and purposeful life.' The foundational philosophy of AKAP is premised on a belief that many people can learn more effectively through direct experience in addition to thoughtful reflection and analysis of that experience. By providing individuals and groups with a series of sequenced team-based challenges in a safe environment, the program's goal is to build the skill set for participants to:
  • Become effective leaders
  • Find productive conflict resolution approaches
  • Be confident members of high-performance teams
  • Appreciate and take ownership of the group process
  • Understand responsibility to themselves, others, and the community
  • Encourage conscientious risk-taking beyond perceived limitations
  • Excel at their endeavors
"AKAP is a very worthy program.  It's excellent for teambuilding, creative thinking and self-confidence."   
     - Hopkins Faculty Member 

Who We Serve

At Hopkins we work with:

Academic Classes - Administrative Board of Directors - Adviser Groups - Alumni/Reunion - Athletics & Informals - Bouchet Day - Breakthrough New Haven - Community Service - Junior School Activities - Junior School Student Life Program - Junior Varsity/Varsity Athletics - New Faculty Orientation - Open House - Senior Fellows - Senior Projects - Student Clubs - 7th & 9th Grade Orientation - 8th Grade Community Day

In the Greater New Haven area we work with:
Achievement First Schools - Albertus Magnus - Beth Chana - Clintonville Elementary - Common Ground HS - Domus Academy - Dunbar Hill - Educational Center for the Arts - ESUMS - Ezra Academy - Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce - Town of Guilford - Hamden Hall - Hamden Public Schools - Harborside Middle School - Jack & Jill - Jepson Magnet School - Jockey Hollow - Lauralton Hall - L.E.A.D. - LEAP - Montessori School of CT - National Student Leadership Conference - New Haven Public Schools - Town of Orange - REACH - Rye Country Day - St. Anne's School - Starbucks Corporation - United Illuminating - UNH - Town of Woodbridge - Worthington Hooker School - Yale New Haven Children's Hospital - Yale University
Greater New Haven Community:
 
AKAP can be used effectively for various community groups, schools, and professional organizations. Activities can be tailored to developing community-based solutions for difficult social issues (i.e. bullying, community responsibilities, diversity, and mutual respect and tolerance). Groups looking for unique professional development activities can also benefit from AKAP; executive teams, office staff, school administrators, leadership organizations and healthcare providers have all used the program in the past. Through their AKAP experience, such organizations can better familiarize themselves with co-workers as well as fine-tune their groups' productivity and efficacy. Those who are willing to utilize AKAP also have the opportunity to explore new concepts and ways of doing things in addition to developing stronger relationships with their peers and colleagues.  

In accordance with Adam's vision, we aim to reach people in the community who may not have experienced an Adventure Program before and could benefit from the kinds of programs it offers.  We would also be happy to come to your facility and run similar programs and activities based on your needs.  

"The day was great!  The entire staff learned a lot and we developed a real sense of team.  The activities were spot on for our goals for the day.  All the Facilitators were friendly, funny, professional and kept the groups focused on the days priorities." 
     - Elm City College Prep Faculty Member



Director - Maria Gonzalez-Soto  ||  203.387.3495  ||  akap@hopkins.edu
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