The Adventure School information session Aug. 27

Published 11:06 pm Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mike Carruth of The Adventure School will hold an information session Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at OpenRoad Coffee, 687 North Trade Street in Tryon.

Carruth will provide information on year-round Adventure School programming, allowing time for interactive games with youths and adults. Refreshments will be provided.

Carruth has had many years of experience serving the youth and families of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, as well as consulting with national business organizations as diverse as Association of Experiential Educators and Junior League International.

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Locally, Carruth has lead adventure programming for local schools and has been employed for many years as After School director for Polk County Middle School and youth director for Tryon Presbyterian Church, all while developing programming serving primarily homeschoolers.

Carruth, or “Mr. Mike” as his students call him, has led programs through the Adventure School since 2000, providing experience- based leadership for students ages 4-18.

“Our students develop powerful thinking, communication and actions helping them live purposeful, abundant and happy lives,” Carruth said.

One of Mr. Mike’s former students recently said, “Looking back at my time in middle and high school, I can honestly say that I would not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for Adventure Youth Group. The program builds you as a person, and teaches you skills you will use for the rest of your life.”

Families with children ages 4-17 are encouraged to attend the Tuesday, Aug. 27 program at OpenRoad in Tryon.

For more information, visit or visit the Adventure School on Facebook. Mr. Mike can be reached at 828-817-0454 or

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth