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Youth & School Programs

Youth & School Programs

Intentional Adventure Based Learning through exploration and empowerment

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Submitting this form is a preliminary inquiry and does not confirm a booking. We will assess program feasibility based on your request. Final availability, scheduling, and suitability will be confirmed by our team. Thank you for your interest; we will contact you to discuss further.

Our programs are customized to your group's unique needs. A precise quote will be provided after gathering your specific requirements. Thank you for your understanding and trust in our commitment to delivering a tailored program.


Transform ordinary days into extraordinary experiences with our Day Programs. Empowering youth through education and adventure.

Multi-Day Programs

Embark on unforgettable journeys of exploration and teamwork with our Multi-Day Programs. Forge lasting memories while nurturing critical skills.

Educational Storytelling Programs​

Experience the magic of learning through captivating narratives with our Educational Storytelling Programs. Inspire young minds through the power of stories.

Day Programs

Project Imo staff embed a combination of skills, play, and leadership development in EVERY program

Adventure On The Go

Adventure-on-the-Go SEL Programs

In these portable adventurous workshops, our expert facilitators will work with you to identify select outcomes for your day-long experience. From there, we’ll build a selection of adventurous activities that engage every aspect of your crew in a journey of self, other, and community potential.

These programs are the perfect day of exploring social-emotional learning opportunities. We will work with your staff to identify specific learning outcomes that align with various established SEL skills outcomes such as interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, group cooperation, leadership and followership, and more.

These events can be held an accessible location near you to host the program or we can even bring the program right to your program space or school. These programs can be conducted inside or outside.

School Field Trip

School & Group Field Trips

Do you already have an idea for an outdoor experience for your class, youth group, or homeschool pod but aren’t sure how to make that happen?

Would you love to include some field research into your science curriculum but don’t have the essential gear or outdoor program training?

Project Imo can help you provide that immersive experience with our team of highly trained and experienced guides and our capacity for outdoor programming.

No backpacks for your youth? No problem.

Is your organization hesitant to run their own program from a risk management perspective? Our program staff at all levels have training in managing the outdoor environment in a safe and engaging way.

Unsure of your own skills in nature? We’ve got that covered and would also help you build capacity.

These are just a few examples of how our team can help yours.

We also are dedicated to supporting the development of extensive funding avenues to make your program happen.

Let’s plan amazing things together!

Natural Learning Journeys

eko-STEAM Natural Learning Journeys

Opportunity knocks in nature. The neuroscience behind our brains’ inclination to greenspaces is well developed. It is where we learn best.

Team Imo will learn about your group and connect your mission to an immersive experience in nature. Activities such include hiking, ancestral skills, “escape rooms” are the framework for the day. We will also explore shared group values as we help connect the youth to themselves, each other, and the natural place their community calls home. Embedded in each of these programs are conservation outcomes designed to help them connect to a sense of stewardship for the natural world.

Adventure, learning, group full value commitments, trailside challenges, and guided reflection are on the trail signs here.

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Exploration Stations Nature Immersion Days

Inquisitive minds want to explore and so many desired youth outcomes connect with experiences with nature. Social growth, skills development, scientific exploration… these are just a few.

Large groups and small alike will enjoy a variety of engaging learning experiences on our Exploration Stations Days. These programs integrate concepts from our Adventure-on-the-Go activities into a NGSS oriented learning experience with conservation outcomes. Project Imo staff will work with you to create an immersive experience including short stations of nature education, teambuilding, hiking, ancestral and primitive skills, STEAM learning, and more.

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Project Learning Tree Programs

Project Learning Tree is one of the most widely used preK-12 environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. As a partner facilitator, Project Imo is thrilled to offer these programs and can provide them as stand-alone experiences or weave the concepts into your other Project Imo programs. We can also help you empower your school in the PLT Greenschools program. Learn more about PLT at plt.org.

These immersive, activity-based experiences help young people learn “how to think” not “what to think” as they increase their understanding of the environment and the actions they can take to conserve it. We will use this framework to:

  • Provide students with the awareness, appreciation, understanding, skills, and commitment to address environmental issues.
  • Teach students to apply scientific processes and higher order thinking skills to resolve environmental problems.
  • Promote an appreciation and tolerance of diverse viewpoints on environmental issues, with attitudes and actions based on analysis and evaluation of the available information.
  • Encourage creativity, originality, and flexibility to resolve environmental problems and issues.
  • Inspire and empower students to become responsible, productive, and participatory members of society.
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Each of our programs is framed around these core frameworks but each is highly customizable. Our team will work with you to identify specific outcomes for each day and ensure our program connects back to yours.

We value partnerships and will happily work with you to build your team’s internal capacity for adventurous learning along the way.

Multi-Day Programs

Multi Day Programs

eko-STEAM Camping Villages & Leadership Retreats

Adventure-on-the-Go, Exploration Stations, Natural Learning Journeys… all of these are amazing programs. Would you like to know what makes them more amazing? Well, we are glad you asked. The answer… an overnight camping experience surrounded by these great adventures! 

We will start the experience with building community through shared experiences and then we will build the community through… well… building the actual community. Your group will set camp, prepare meals, work together, lead and follow, and create shared values that transform group into community. 

These experiences create a strong sense of group identity that will carry on well past the program environment.


eko-STEAM Natural Learning Expeditions

These natural learning journeys go beyond a day experience and into an expeditionary environment. Designed for an immersive small group experience into the backcountry, these programs are the ultimate in youth engagement.

Your programs will be challenged as they spend days hiking, camping, cooking, sharing group responsibilities, and working together to build their best selves. These programs run from 2-5 days and each one is customized for the group’s desired outcomes, the abilities of the group for physical programming of this nature, and a variety of environmental conditions.

These are the experiences they will never forget.

Included Professional Development

As part of our commitment to helping your group or school build internal capacity, our multiday programs include professional development training for your team.

Your team accompanying the group on your adventure will receive an Adventure Facilitation Foundations for School & Afterschool Educators workshop included in the price of the weekend and tailored for your program outcomes.

Seriously. Included. We do not increase our custom program quotes to include this. We believe in partnerships to build capacity; it is part of our charitable mission.

Educational Storytelling Programs​

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Creative Worlds Adventurous Storytelling

Nature. Science. Community. Magic.

Fantastic worlds. High Adventure. Daring-do!

Using the world’s most famous tabletop role playing game, we will explore The Skies of Seorsus, a world of magic, science, and cooperative adventure. Seorsus is surrounded by magical sky islands, traversed by sky ships powered by steam, creatures, or the arcane weavings of sorcerous helmspeople!

Learners will be introduced to the basic concepts of role playing and the specific nature of Dungeons & Dragons. They’ll explore the concepts of our special, learning world. They’ll each select an explorer character who receives a contract from a sponsoring Seorsan organization to map floating sky-islands and venture into the depths of the wild!

Roleplaying games are an excellent avenue to explore social-emotional outcomes. Leadership and followership, planning and cooperation, communication and creativity. Our facilitators will use our innovative learning tools to help connect youth to nature learning as we not only play, but build the world of Seorsus. They’ll each craft their own flying island (because… magic and science) with solid scientific principles in mind splashed with a touch of the dramatic. This, alongside adventurous, cooperative story building will make for an unforgettable learning journey.

This program can be offered virtually, in the class or program room, on a hike , or even as part of a Camping Village or Leadership Retreat weekend. Start exploring the limitless possibilities now!

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Youth Voices Educational Podcast Cooperative

Storytelling is one of our most ancient and prolific pastimes. To be a storyteller is to inspire, educate, pass on culture, and change the course of history. Youth have stories to tell. Our Village Voices podcast provides creative, educational space. Help youth find their voices and share their stories through podcasts co-produced with the team at Project Imo.

We will work alongside your staff and your youth from concept to release:

Curriculum integration

Concepts & framing

Research & storytelling

Interviewing experts & editing audio

You can help them share their story. Your group will receive access to technology for the duration of our program, finished and editable copies of the audio files and accompanying graphics.

Their story can even be published as an episode of Village Voices and streamed on all of our current platforms.

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Each of our programs is built around these core frameworks but each is highly customizable. Our team will work with you to identify specific outcomes for each day and ensure our program connects back to yours.

Our Educational Podcast Cooperative is a custom, flat-rate dependent upon the program design and includes access to essential technology for the duration of the program period. Our Creative Worlds standalone programs operate on a per participant/ per hour model for day programs or can be included in your weekend event at no extra charge as part of the journey

The Project Imo Youth and School Program Team

Youth and School Team

Adventurous & Professional- It's who we are.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of program delivery. Our team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary professionals with years of experience in adventure leadership, classrooms, nature education, front and backcountry emergency response, risk management, and more. We know adventure can blend with safety effectively to create a powerful learning experience.

Our program staff have training in adventure facilitation, various educational methodologies, first aid & CPR, adventure risk management, program planning, child protection frameworks, trauma-informed adventure practices, and more.

We will also help you communicate your adventure to the parents and guardians of the youth in your programs. Custom, bi-lingual communications can be drafted for each program so your parents and stakeholders know the details of your planned experience.

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Terms and Conditions

As a condition to my participation in the Project Imo Program, I agree that Project Imo, Inc., their agents, trustees, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf shall not be liable for any injury, mental distress, damage, loss, expense, delay, or inconvenience suffered by me and arising out of my participation in the Project Imo program, except to the extent such injury, mental distress, damage, loss, expense, delay or inconvenience is caused solely by the willful misconduct of Project Imo. Furthermore, I hereby agree to release and discharge PI, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative, and estate as follows: 

  1. I acknowledge that the Project Imo programs entail various optional outdoor adventure based recreational activities such as, but not limited to: canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, caving, ropes courses, mountain biking, hiking, and snow skiing/boarding. These activities entail known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risk simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. If I do decide to participate in such optional activities, such decision is mine alone and I assume all risks associated with such optional activity, and Project Imo shall not have any liability for any injury, death, loss, damage, expense, delay or inconvenience suffered by me arising out of such participation, except to the extent such injury, damage, loss, expense, delay or inconvenience is caused solely by willful misconduct of Project Imo.


    The risks of the programs include, but are not limited to: slips and falls while walking in rugged, hazardous terrain; severe weather and environmental conditions; hypothermia; accidental drowning; sprains, strains, joint dislocations, and broken bones; falling from high places; the negligence of other participants; and exposure to potentially harmful wildlife, insects, and plant life. 


    All activities are supervised throughout the program. Instruction will be provided regarding the safe use of all equipment and activities. Participants are advised to point out hazardous situations to the facilitators. 


    “I hereby take full responsibility for these risks and understand that other risks may also exist. I take full responsibility for those risks.” 


  1. “I understand that my negligence may result in injury to another person or equipment. I take full responsibility and hold harmless Project Imo from any claims, demands, or causes of action which are associated with my negligence.”


  1. “I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.”


  1. “I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Project Imo from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of PI’s equipment or facilities.”


  1. Should Project Imo or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and cost to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.


  1. I have read and fully understand the trip description and registration form, medical contact form, and any other materials provided by Project Imo regarding the trip. I have had the opportunity to ask any questions that I may have about the trip and related activities and the responsibilities and risk involved. All of my questions have been fully answered.


  1. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the cost of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I have no medical or physical conditions, which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume, and bear the cost of, all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by such condition.


  1. In the event that I file a lawsuit against Project Imo, I agree to do so solely in the State of Connecticut, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state


I, for myself, legal representatives, heirs and assigns, hereby release, waive and discharge Project Imo, its officers, employees, directors, shareholders and its parent and affiliated companies (“Releasees”), from all liability to me, legal representatives, heirs and assigns, for any and all loss or damage, and any claims or damages resulting therefrom, on account of injury to my person or property, even injury resulting in my death, while I am participating in said activity and/or being transported to or from said event, unless such loss is caused solely by the willful misconduct of a Releasee. 

Medical Disclosure:  I neither know of nor have any reason to believe that I have any medical condition and certify that I am not taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs that could either result in injury to me or others if I participate in any activity during the Project Imo program, become excited, agitated or anxious, assist in rescue situations, provide emergency care, receive emergency care or other first aid (i.e., due to an infectious disease, diabetes or other condition) or otherwise adversely affect my ability to participate in this event.  

I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Project Imo on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. 

I hereby grant to Project Imo all rights necessary to enable Project Imo to use, reproduce, assign, and/or distribute, in all forms and in any media, my image and/or photograph or video, and any such other items related to my use of the Project Imo programs and events for promotion and/or education purposes. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms. 

In consideration of (Print minor’s name) (“Minor”) being permitted by Project Imo to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities, I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Project Imo from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of Minor, and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by Minor. 

Thank you for choosing Project Imo programs! We’re excited to take a journey with you. There are a few things that you need to prepare for in advance of your day with us.


  • We will be outside. This means you need to dress appropriately. We will proceed in variable weather conditions so please check the forecast the day(s) of the program. Rain cover is required if there is any chance of inclement weather.
  • Dress in layers that will prepare you for different kinds of weather specific to our region depending on the time of year
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes-trail sneakers or boots; with socks are REQUIRED
  • Long pants are strongly suggested to protect from tick-borne illness.
  • Long-sleeved t-shirt or shirt are strongly suggested
  • Winter hat or something similar if appropriate for time of year
  • Winter gloves or something similar to keep your hands warm if appropriate for time of year



  • Signed (1) “Guidelines” (this form), (2) “Waiver and Acknowledgement Agreement”, and (3) “Health and Medical Background-Emergency Contact Information” forms


  • Positive Identification if adult, Insurance Card or information (in case of emergency)
  • Water bottle (with your name on it) and any food or snacks are outlined in your program contract
  • A backpack, bug spray, sunscreen, light source (flashlight, headlamp)


  • Project Imo hiking programs are an adventure. Come prepared with an attitude and an appetite for the exciting, the new, the ambiguous, and the profound. Leave your troubles behind, open your mind, and get ready for a great experience.
  • Group hiking is a cooperative experience. Pace and trail etiquette are discussed at the onset of the program. If the Project Imo facilitators need to adapt the pace to ensure everyone is included and can safely participate, everyone on the program must follow directions for safety.
  • We use the model “Challenge of Choice.” You are not required to do anything if you feel it poses unreasonable physical or psychological stress to you; you will be challenged to go beyond your comfort zone and to take new risks.
  • Because of safety risks inherent in an adventure program, you must follow the directions of the facilitators.


  • All participants in Project Imo, Inc. sponsored hikes must be able to complete the following requirements WITHOUT ASSISTANCE or WITH ASSISTANCE FROM A TRAINED, 1-on-1 AID,
  • Effectively warn other participants or staff of personal distress, injury, illness, or need for assistance,
  • Effectively warn others of impending adverse conditions such as tree branches, tripping hazards, falling rocks, steep elevation, animals and insects, rapid water, and other environmental hazards.
  • Communicate effectively up to a distance of 50 feet to alert program participants of hazards or distress.
  • Understand and follow basic instructions, such as urgent directions to move, stop, or other actions.
  • Travel during inclement weather.
  • Communicate nonverbally, potentially at night and in low-light conditions, through use of systems such as hand signals, rope tugs, body movement, etc.
  • Perform necessary self-care in remote or outdoor environment, including maintaining hydration and nutrition, dressing appropriately for the weather, maintaining personal hygiene and toileting, managing personal medical conditions, and utilizing safety gear.
  • Must be able to traverse uneven, rocky, or sometimes unstable terrain both up and downhill.
  • Travel without stopping at pace for up to half an hour if conditions become dangerous.
  • With a backpack or similar item, carry personal and/or group gear if necessary and under adverse for a period of time equivalent to half the scheduled outing.
  • Sustain for a potential two-hour extension of the planned activity in case of emergency.


  • Each facilitator carries a First Aid kit and supplies; let us know if you need anything.

Trail Specific Information


  • Pace- Project Imo trip leaders will work to ensure that the person in the lead of the trail line does not carry a pace where they spend time waiting for the group to catch up, and the person at the end of the line never gets a rest. We will hike as a group.
  • Leave No Trace- all Project Imo programs follow Leave No Trace principals. Our staff will cover the basics of these critical practices before we hit the trail.
  • Project Imo hiking participants must be able to work together in a cooperative manner to ensure safe and successful exploration of our greenspaces. This may include problem solving and flexibility to adapt to changing natural environments


Mosquitos and ticks are vector species for infectious bloodborne diseases. Both can transmit potentially serious viruses through bites. There are two main ways to reduce the risk of infectious bites. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. . Many species of mosquitos live in forests, marshes, and tall grasses. All species of mosquitos like water.

  • PROTECTION – We recommend placing a barrier between exposed skin and potential bites. This can include a combination of bug repellent sprays and clothing. Long pants and sleeves when travelling in tall grasses and underbrush are recommended, as are close-toed shoes and socks. The Centers for Disease Control recommend bug sprays containing EPA-registered insect repellents and treating clothing and gear with 0.5% permethrin. (but do not use directly on skin). Insect-barrier nets that cover your head are recommended when mosquitos are prevalent.

  • BEHAVIORS – Walk to the center of trails if at all possible. If your travels take you through brush or tall grass, conduct a tick-check. Check your clothing for ticks, shower after you return home, and on extended time outdoors, check your body for ticks. Conduct a full body check including under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, between the legs, and around the waist. Avoid standing water to reduce interactions with mosquitos.

I acknowledge that I have read these guidelines, and agree to abide by them while participating at in Project Imo programming:


Media Release: Project Imo, Inc. periodically uses electronic and traditional media for publicity, educational, or advertising purposes. By indicating my stance and providing my signature on this form, I acknowledge receipt of this document and deny or give permission to Project Imo, Inc. and its agents to use such reproductions of my person in any and all forms of media for educational, publicity, or advertising purposes in perpetuity without further consideration from me.

I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photograph.

I understand that I will need to notify Project Imo, Inc. if any changes to my situation occur that will impact this media release permission.

As part of the registration process for participation in our expedition program, participants are required to complete a health and medical screening form. This form collects basic demographic information and asks about any health problems, limiting physical disabilities or handicaps, allergies, reactions to medication, medical limitations, current medications and reasons, and medical insurance information. Participants acknowledge that this form is a mandatory part of the registration process and must be completed and submitted prior to the commencement of the expedition. The form will be made available for download upon completion of the registration process and will also be included in the confirmation email sent to participants.

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