Challenge Education is one of the important ways that Hartwick accomplishes its mission of helping students become self-confident, responsible individuals prepared to live a purposeful life. It helps people to “Lead, Grow, and Change.”
Challenge Education Mission
Challenge Education develops and motivates student leaders, who, through their engagement, gain professional development, outdoor education minor course credit, and experience in the adventure world. Students organize to support one another and together cultivate a mindful community of intentional facilitators. Through adventure based experiential learning, student develop a transferable skill set that accesses personal courage, critical thinking and personal/intrapersonal awareness.
Challenge By Choice
Challenge by choice, our motto, means that everyone has the right to choose their own level of challenge in each activity.
“I overcame my fear because I said I would – this is important as an educator.”
A Hartwick Education Student
“We learned we all need to support everyone, not just our friends.”
“We learned that we need to listen better, that humor is helpful, and that persistence is key.”
The International Club