Xcursions for the
Neurodiverse Brain

Summer is here and that means it is time for LifeFx Xcursions!

LifeFx Xcursions are outings and activities where teens practice their social tools with the help of a trained Executive Function Coach.

Each Xcursion will include a lesson highlighting a specific social tool. Then, students will have fun together as they build confidence in conversation, social awareness, cooperation, nonverbal communication, and other skills needed to navigate different social scenes.

 

Max of 10 students per session.
Xcursions will fill.
Register below today! 

2022 LifeFx Xcursions

Let’s Climb at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project
  • Grades 5-8 | Tuesday, June 28 | 2-4 PM – CLOSED
  • Grades 9-12 | Thursday, June 30 | 2-4 PM

$55 – includes MBP staff safety training, entry and climbing shoes 

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to the raw essentials. Leave behind the ropes and harnesses – all you need is a pair of climbing shoes! By climbing over mounds of safety mats, we will work together to plan out and execute short but challenging bouldering “problems” (a route or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, teamwork, and your brain!

Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the event. 

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Let’s Jump Around at SkyZone
  • Grades 5-8 | Tuesday, July 19 | 6-7:30 PM
  • Grades 9-12 | Thursday, July 21 | 6-7:30 PM

$55 – includes entry and special safety socks 

Sky Zone is the place to play – a space to move, create and be yourself. Did you know that jumping is important to healthy brain development? Play and jumping allow us to be creative and develop our imaginations, while improving physical, cognitive, sensory awareness, and emotional strength. Let’s get together and jump, climb, flip and fly all while learning more about control and coordination. 

Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the event.

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Let’s Eat at The Protagonist
  • Grades 5-8 | Wednesday, August 3 | 6-7:30 PM
  • Grades 9-12 | Thursday, August 4 | 6-7:30 PM

$55 – includes beverage, appetizer to share, one meal and a tip 

Let’s enjoy a meal together! There are so many great skills to be learned during social dining. Manners, small talk, self-control, eye contact, social cues, flexibility and more. Most importantly, sharing a meal together is fun! There is no better way to build relationships and make new friends than sharing a delicious meal. 

Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the event. 

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Let’s Create Art in the Park
  • Grades 5-8 | Tuesday, August 9 | 5-7 PM

  • Grades 9-12 | Thursday, August 11 | 5-7 PM

$55 – includes all art supplies, and you get to bring home all of your finished work! 

The benefits of art are endless! Studies have shown art can improve creative thinking, fine motor skills, sensory input and self-esteem. As it relates to Executive Function, art teaches us how to consider options, make choices, and evaluate results – all essential tools for strong Executive Function. At Art in The Park teens will have the opportunity to explore a variety of art mediums at various stations throughout the park, all while meeting new people and practicing social skills with the guidance of a trained Executive Function Coach. 

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Let’s Build at Obstacle Academy
  • Grades 5-12 | Wednesday, August 10 | 2-3:30 PM

$55 – includes entry and time with OCR coach 

Obstacle Academy is the only Ninja Warrior obstacle gym in Minnesota. We will start with a training session with an accomplished American Ninja Warrior & Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete. After our group warm-up, students will try their problem-solving skills to get through the obstacle course. Together, we will build our bodies, our minds and our social tools! 

Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the event.

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