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Let the games begin!

This spring, NYC Outward Bound Schools is hosting a Virtual Crew Olympics (VCO) to bring together Crews from across the network to maintain a sense of community and encourage some friendly competition among students during this time of physical distancing. Each middle and high school will choose one Crew to represent them at Virtual Crew Olympics. Schools with both a middle and a high school can choose to have a Crew from each.

To help select which Crews to send, we have devised three “Crew Olympic Trial” challenges that all Crews can participate in throughout May. They require collaboration but can be done synchronously or asynchronously, and do not require an extensive time commitment. In addition to these challenges, we’ll provide coaching support to Crew Leaders on how best to facilitate the challenges and engage their Crews.

To contact your coaches, email Jessica Bardy at [email protected] or Christian Narvaez at [email protected]

Crew Olympic Trials: 3 Challenges

The Crew Olympic Trials are three challenges that all Crews can compete in during the month of May to decide which Crew(s) will represent their school in Virtual Crew Olympics.

Note: Schools can use a different selection method, but the service learning challenge will carry over into the network-wide Virtual Crew Olympics. 

Important Dates

Crew Olympic Trials
May 6 – May 29

Virtual Crew Olympics
June 3 – June 12

Office Hours

NYC Outward Bound Schools will also hold “office hours” multiple times throughout the Olympic Trials.

Google Meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Service Learning Challenge

Quarantine Memes

For Virtual Crew Olympics Liaisons

Have a Question? Don’t hesitate to reach out. 

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