Sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, the CHOICE retreat included "low initiative" events, which required physical and mental cooperation among a group of individuals to solve a task. SAGA's facilitators focused on group cohesion, trust and communication among group members.On Friday, the groups moved on to "high elements," participating in SAGA's high challenge course.
Sheryl Shorty, below, a freshman in the Juneau-Douglas High School CHOICE program, participated in the high element course during the annual freshman retreat last Thursday and Friday at the Southeast Alaska Guidance Association's Eagle Valley Center, near Amalga Harbor.
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