Teaching tomorrow's leaders.

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.

The Wilderness Adventures program is based on four core values. We are educational, we are forward-thinking, we are a launch pad, and we are fun!

Wilderness Adventures is Educational

We are not a traditional classroom, but our programs teach invaluable character education. Wilderness Adventures programs provide real personal growth to happen by creating the following set of conditions:

  • Shifting comfort zone boundaries (parents are not around, electronic devices are unavailable)
  • Carefully selected role models guide each trip
  • Experiences offer our participants a chance to take risks in a controlled environment
  • Learning and education happen continuously throughout a journey that is fun and adventurous
  • No formal test to judge knowledge acquisition – the ‘test’ is the journey itself

Wilderness Adventures is Forward-Thinking.

The WA experience isn’t just about today, it’s also about tomorrow. We believe that a WA trip can impact the life of a student forever. Our teaching style, our adventures, and our role models continue to guide and have an impact on each of our students throughout their lives.

Wilderness Adventures is a Launch Pad.

We are not the pinnacle. We are an important step along the journey. This step will teach our students how to pursue a life of fulfillment- one where the journey is just as important as the destination.

Wilderness Adventures is Fun.

Our programs are developed with the enjoyment of our students in mind. They will be challenged in amazing environments where friendship, laughter, and fun will all be integral elements.