Vertical Playpen show

Vertical Playpen

Summary: Join the staff at High 5 as they explore the many components of Adventure and Experiential education. High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at

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 Lisa Hunt - High 5 - Trainer, Manager of Team Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:06

Lisa talks to Phil about garden gnomes, her hopes for the future of this industry and our role in helping new facilitators. They also masterfully deal with a mid-interview interruption.

 The Name of the Game - Huckleberry Beanstalk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

Ryan, Rich and Phil look through antique game books (some over 100 years old) with the task of identifying how to play the games with only the name and a few other clues to help. In this episode the games to identify are Huckleberry Beanstalk, Look out for the Bear! and Squirrels in Trees.

 Taylor Hillsgrove - High 5 - Builder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:25

Taylor talks to Phil about starting at High 5 at an early age, being a sour patch kid and jumping all the way to the moon.

 Todd Brown - High 5 - Director of Challenge Course Services | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:19

Todd talks to Phil about his thoughts on the changing challenge course industry, the many variations of coleslaw and adding hot sauce to salty foods.

 Ryan McCormick - High 5 - Edge of Leadership Director | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:38

Ryan talks to Phil about prop bags weighing more than he does, being influenced by The Wizard of Oz and life as a Gummi Bear.

 How To Cope With Facilitation Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:51

The Training Team talk about being anxious before programs, the positive aspects that nerves bring and what strategies they use of compensate for that nervous energy.

 Chris Damboise - High 5 - Director of Training and Team Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:27

Chris talks to Phil about his background in climbing, having issues with ducks and his regrets around not learning to play the recorder.

 Rich Keegan - High 5 - Trainer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:19

Rich talks to Phil about teaching ballroom dancing, enjoying french fries and listening to Beyonce while stranded on an island.

 Jamie Thibodeau - High 5 - Lead Builder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:22

Jamie talks to Phil about growing up in Maine, duffle bags of Lego pieces, and living the remainder of his life as Optimus Prime.

 Anne Louise Wagner - High 5 - Edge of Leadership Teacher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:24

Anne Louise talks to Phil about studying to become a teacher, being involved in the community and singing Moana out loud in a car.

 Tom Miller - High 5 - Director of Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:55

Tom talks to Phil about his fundraising background, fly fishing and having conversations with ducks.

 The Road to High 5 - Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:57

In this series of episodes Phil Brown, High 5 Lead Trainer, interviews members of the High 5 team.


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