I have to sign a form to allow (everyone has to go) my son to go to a one-day adventure/team building camp which will challenge their "own inner strength". "Participants will be exposed to leadership and teamwork concepts through the use of mental and physical training." This will be using a "Low Ropes and/or High Ropes Course" at a National Guard facility. I don't know a thing about these people or what the program is, but I have to sign a form that says it's OK if my son comes home dead or paralyzed.
I suppose it wouldn't be so bad if they gave me a detailed description of what they will be doing, but I have nothing. When I talked to someone at the school, she said that she thought there might be a reaction to the "scary" forms. It's my problem, apparently. She did say that it was only going to be the "Low Ropes Course", but that's not what the paperwork says.
So, here we have a program that will try to push kids physically and mentally and to trust others. Kids will feel pressured to not trust their own judgment. Amazingly, this is actually part of a "Counterdrug Program". I'm being pushed mentally and pressured to trust them when I would rather
"just say no."