DC Social Hikes was created by Maria Stangheriln and Lauren Devine with the belief that movement is medicine and that every kid can benefit from nature and friendship! Maria and Lauren are experienced professionals who bring decades of experience working with a wide range of kids and young adults. You can learn more about them here. Hikes are geared at neurodiverse kids and address skills like problem solving, regulating emotions, conversation skills, and identifying social cues.
Each hike will start with a focus on mindfulness. Hikers will participate in a short yoga practice &/or breathing meditation.
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Next, hikers will join together for games and activities aimed helping participants practice working together as a team, communicating with peers, leadership skills, problem solving, and regulating emotions.
Last but not least! Each session will conclude with a group hike. While hiking, we will incorporate mindfulness elements and--most of all--we will focus on fostering meaningful friendships!
To empower every kid with the skills they need to form lasting friendships and take on the world with empathy, knowledge, and confidence.
SESSION DATES & TIMES:
The next session will kick off May 7th for the following dates:
May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4, June 11, June, 18, June 25
$30/hike is our regular price.
**If you are a DC resident, you may qualify for a scholarship to attend hikes for free this season!
*Please Note: we do not wish for anyone to be denied access to DCSH for financial reasons. We are also happy to discuss additional payment options - use the contact form below or email us at DCsocialhikes.com. We thank you in advance for paying what you are able so that we can continue to offer this program!
WHAT TO BRING:
yoga mat (optional)