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Partner Schools

Spotlight on Unique Boulder County Schools!

Are you aware of these excellent unique private schools in Boulder County?

 

The Boulder Sudbury School – Self-Directed Learning

https://www.bouldersudbury.org/

Self-Directed Education and Democratic Education sets the Boulder Sudbury School apart from other schools. Some features include autonomy, mixed ages, free-range learning, gradeless systems, and highly social aspects of human experience, such as play.  3-minute video on Self-Directed Education

The Mackintosh Academy – International Baccalaureate Program for the Gifted Child

https://mackboulder.com/

Macintosh Academy offers an inquiry-based International Baccalaureate Program designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented learners. They’ve navigated the pandemic peerlessly and we love leading Adventure Quest and Dungeon Delver programs on their large 23-acre campus! 

 

The Friends School – Head, Hand, and Heart

https://www.friendsschoolboulder.org/

Dear to RA Director’s heart, because Friends was the first school he started leading AQ […]

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August 25th, 2022|

Background Checks for Employment

 A Note Regarding Background Checks:

As per the Colorado Revised Statues 26-6-104 (7), all staff must agree to background checks,  as specific criminal backgrounds disqualify applicants from working in childcare in Colorado:

  1. Child abuse, as specified in section 18-6-401, C.R.S.

  2. A crime of violence, as defined in section 18-1.3-406, C.R.S.

  3. Any felony offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior, as defined in section 16-22-102(9), C.R.S.

  4. Any felony, the underlying factual basis of which has been found by the court on the record to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 C.R.S.

  5. A pattern of misdemeanor convictions, as defined by rule of the state board, within the ten years immediately preceding the date of submission of the application

  6. Any offense in any other state, the elements of which are substantially similar to the elements of any […]

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February 4th, 2022|

Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination Statements

Inclusion and Non-Discrimination at Renaissance Adventures

Renaissance Adventures supports our campers, families, and staff of all identities; this means we are committed to providing space for everyone to be their true selves at all times. We welcome campers and employees of all backgrounds, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Staff: RA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Each staff brings unique backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives to the team. We strive to build a cohort of creative individuals who can bring their authentic selves to work in an inclusive and respectful work environment. The RA Team and our clients benefit from our unique diversity!

Non-Discrimination & Equal Employment Opportunity: Renaissance Adventures is committed to being an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, […]

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February 3rd, 2022|

Tech Requirements for Online Classes

Program Requirements for Online Classes and Camps:  

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer or tablet with a microphone and video capabilities (FYI, Chromebooks seem to work fine based on our experience, but Zoom’s website says there may be technical difficulties using these devices)
  • Windows 7 or higher or  Mac OS X (Mac OS 10.10 or higher)
  • Install Zoom video conferencing software
  • Multiple devices and separate rooms for siblings
  • A quiet space.
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December 16th, 2020|

Home Study Mentoring

Home Study Mentors for Families and Pods

We can provide a Quest Leader Mentor for homework or homeschooling your children or pod of children.

Overview

RA’s Quest Leaders are available to work with your children and their classmates for home study and homeschooling activities in your yard and/or home. What better way to motivate your children in their school work than to have our creative and professional staff inspiring them in their work, coaching them when appropriate, and giving breaks and rewards through active outdoor sword games and questing? 

For Your Family or a Pod of Classmates

We can provide a mentor for your children, or you can invite several of your children’s classmates to form a “pod” to study together of up to six children (or potentially more). 

Quest Leaders Motivate Your Children

Your children respect and enjoy our Quest Leaders, and […]

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August 19th, 2020|

COVID-19

Updated 8/26/22

  • Summary of RA’s COVID-19 Protocols

    Renaissance Adventures abides by all County, State, and National COVID Safety Protocols and Regulations. We are following all guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, Colorado Department of Health, and Boulder County Public Health. CDC & Colorado Dept. of Health School Guidance.

     

    • Excellent Track Record: There was no known spread of COVID at our summer programs due to careful safety protocols. 
    • The Changing State of COVID: RA’s COVID protocols will depend on the state of COVID and the guidance of the CDC and the County and State Health Departments and may shift at any point to accommodate new guidelines.
    • Masks & Social Distancing at RA Quests:  Masking is optional when outdoors.  Participants will be asked to wear a mask when […]
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March 18th, 2020|
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