Students at McHenry High School can try out archery, backpacking, climbing, high ropes and kayaking through a new adventure education course.
The new program recently received a $1,000 donation from Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates, which teachers plan to use to buy additional equipment for the elective course.
In the first year offering the course, 100 students have signed up to take part, according to the release.
Student Megan Depauw said she’s looking forward to some exciting experiences.
“I’ve always liked doing different activities,” she said in a statement. “It’s going to be teaching students how to trust each other.”
Physical education instructor Jake Guardalabene said teaching the class is exciting for him since he’s always been interested in outdoor activities. He and fellow adventure education instructor Ray Hagerty have been training over the summer to prepare.
Cabela’s collected money for the grant by asking customers to round up their bills for conservation projects, according to the release.