Outdoor adventure education is one of the most popular forms of experiential education because it takes learning well beyond traditional classrooms and provides a place to problem-solve with instant feedback. Challenges such as ropes courses, climbing adventures, hiking, navigation and more are all examples of wilderness programs that allow students to work their way through problems in a physical, hands-on way.

Programs range from day-long team-building adventures to summer camps and long-term residential programs. While many adventure and wilderness programs are physical, a strong emphasis is placed on overcoming fears, embracing teamwork and reflecting on personal growth after a challenge is completed. Lessons reach beyond simply completing an outdoor challenge to applying new mental and emotional skills to everyday problems when students return daily life back at home.


The program is primarily responsible for providing experiential therapy in support of three residential adolescent programs. In additionit provides experiential workshops for varied groups in…

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Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds

The Alliance Redwoods Outdoor Education Program is known for its exceptional quality and affordability. Our Program comprises a variety of Environmental Science classes, Challenges Course activities,…

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Boreal River

At Boreal River, you can expect to be challenged. Whether it is whitewater rescue courses, river expeditions, skills training, or leadership development, you will gain…

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Bridges USA

BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This is done mostly through our year-round youth…

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Camp Couchiching

Since 1946, our charitable organization, Camp Couchiching has hosted thousands of children, youth and schools at our 3-season camp near Orillia, Ontario, Canada. In addition…

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Camp Daggett

Camp Daggett has provided meaningful and memorable recreational experiences for the young and young at heart for over 91 years. Embracing its values of respect,…

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