Our Philosophy & Goals
We know that a small group experience in the wilderness serves as a valuable catalyst to enable our students to become more responsible, tolerant, and self-confident while developing a powerful, all-inclusive community. We also know that through an intimate outdoor experience, our students learn to become peer leaders, acquire a responsible appreciation for the natural wonders of our planet, and develop a newfound environmental ethic to carry with them throughout their lives. Wilderness Adventures is an equal opportunity service provider.
Our mission: Do Something Wild – inspire growth and wonder.
At Wilderness Adventures we encourage all our students to “do something wild.” As you scroll through this website, you will see campers doing just that as they get ready to climb the next pitch, hit the whitewater wave train, lace up their boots for each day of backpacking in Alaska, and so much more!
But to “do something wild” is more than just reaching a summit or sleeping under the stars for the first time. Wilderness Adventures students are asked to “do something wild” by challenging themselves in ways they have never before experienced. They are encouraged to take on leadership roles and give everything they have for the betterment of the group. They unplug from their devices and learn to appreciate the unmasked beauty of the world right before their eyes.
When you challenge yourself in new ways, growth is unavoidable and we value these intangible accomplishments as much as the tangible ones. During the last moments of any camping trip, at airports and train stations, we witness the culmination of new friendships that will last forever. Hugs and tears give way to campers challenging each other to “do something wild” as they embark on their next adventures. At the end of their WA experiences our students are ready to be leaders, good friends to others, and to know that in whatever they strive for, they can be great!
This is our mission: to do something wild to inspire true growth and wonder in our students.
Our core values: Community, Leadership, and the Natural World.