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What's the Evergreen Adventure Demo Day?

Evergreen Community Charter School is hosting the first annual Adventure Demo Day--a family friendly event and open to the public. We are showcasing our adventure programs and invite you to come have fun climbing our climbing wall, exploring the trees on our high ropes course, having fun on our mountain bike trails, enjoying food and gear from local vendors, and enjoying live music all on our campus!

 This is a benefit to help grow and sustain the adventure programs at Evergreen, providing scholarships for students, and supporting the costs of future adventure trips.  

 Come get a taste of our adventure-friendly campus, and try out some activities we love to enjoy at Evergreen not only in our Adventure Program, but also in our after school program, EverAfter, which is open to the greater Asheville community.



FAQ's

Is this event just for Evergreen students and families?
No. This event is open to the public and we hope to have participants from throughout the Asheville area.  If you’re curious about the adventure program, or just want to enjoy the day with us, we welcome you!  Kids 6 years of age and older can register, and we encourage adults to register along with a young person.  Why let the kids have all the fun, right!?
 
What is the cost?
Prices vary depending on the length and intensity of activities, but all are reasonably priced.  All proceeds go directly to the Adventure Program at Evergreen, which serves the entire community through the EverAfter Program.
 
There will be vendors, food trucks, and merchandise for sale at this event, so you won’t want to leave home without your wallet.
 
Do I have to stay for the entire day? Can I pick just one or two activities?
You get to choose your activities, and the times you do them.  You can do all of them, or pick one or two, depending on your schedule and interest level.  Or just pop in and see what it's all about.  We do highly encourage you to pre-register so that there is space reserved just for you!
 
How do I register?
Take a look at our schedule of activities on this site, and simply sign up for the ones you and your family members would like to attend.  Be sure to sign the waiver, and check out fully so that your entire registration is processed via Eventbrite.  On the day of the event, you’ll only need to check in with us (don’t worry--check in will be easily marked) before you head out on your adventures.
 
Will there be food and drinks?
Yes. We will have local food trucks on site on the day of the event selling their delicious, healthy creations. It is going to be an action-packed day so you should also bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and snacks. 
 
What about parking?
We strongly encourage you to carpool if at all possible. We have limited parking available and will also have shuttle buses running throughout the day.  

What if someone gets really scared, or gets hurt?
No worries!  We’ve got your back!  We’ll have staff on hand who are first responders.  Our experienced wilderness educators and field staff are pros at navigating adventure jitters, as well as providing a safe space for pushing comfort zones while having fun.  We employ measures for safety in all our activities (proper fitting of helmets, harnesses, etc.), and brief participants about safety protocol so that everyone is able to maximize the benefits our programming.


What if I’m unsure of my abilities to ride a bike in the woods?
Our instructors will provide detailed instructions and a safety brief before anyone even gets on a bike. Riders will have the option to ride on a flat track, a pump track, and then ease into trail riding.  If the instructor, or the rider, determines that the rider is not prepared for riding on the trail, then they can stay on the flat track.    


Can I bring my own bike?  Can I use my own helmet/harness/etc.?
We will provide all the gear you will need on the day of the event.  We understand that outdoor adventurers like to use their own gear and would like everyone to use the gear that they would use in our adventure programs. 


How do I find out more about the Adventure Program &/or the Ever After Program? 
To learn more about the Adventure Programs being offered at Evergreen, go to: http://www.evergreeneverafter.org/adventure-team
or contact Adventure Coordinator, Doug White at: doug.white@evergreenccs.org

To learn more about Evergreen’s after school program, EverAfter, go to: http://www.evergreeneverafter.org/

To sponsor this event, contact Stacy Alonzo at: stacy.wncsponsorships@gmail.com

To volunteer at this event, contact Molly Pritchard at: pritchard.molly1@gmail.com