For Educators

For Educators

Do you see the value in outdoor experiences, but feel overwhelmed by the logistics? Planning and executing a successful adventure–especially for a large group–is not easy. We can help.

We do the hard part, you do the fun part

Our student and educator programs are plug-and-play, allowing you to offer an outdoor program to your constituency without doing the logistics.

An adventure with Elevation Outdoors is much more than a camping trip or a chance to hang out with friends and colleagues. Every activity is infused with lessons that apply in many other contexts. We want students and educators to return home changed–braver, more compassionate, and more self-aware. From the moment you arrive at an Elevation adventure, you’ll know you are in a special place.

We provide four types of adventures

Our signature event for youth ages 14 – 18 is a 5-day outdoor camp for groups of 50 – 75, usually from the same school or affiliation. Focus activities include rock climbing, rappelling, archery, rope ascending, volleyball, solo time, meditation, yoga, and plenty of free time to chill and bond with peers. Students camp in one location in front country, and participate in focus activities at nearby locations.
We create and lead custom expeditions for groups of high school/college students. Trips range from 2 – 14 days, with focus activities in the front and/or back country. A wide variety of activities are possible, depending on the season and goals of the group, including hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, rappelling, top-rope climbing, archery, team challenges, and more. Typical group size is 15 – 25 participants.
We lead outdoor professional development seminars for educators and administrators. These courses are held in accessible front country locations and emphasize individual and team challenges, colloquia centered around education articles, and activities that clarify vision and establish goals. These are 1 – 3 days in length, and typical group size is 25 participants.
We create and lead expeditions for groups of adults who work either professionally or as volunteers in the field of education. Usually these educator expeditions are backpacking trips, 5 – 7 days in length. The typical group size is 10 participants.
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Safety is critical

We are very serious about the health and safety of every participant. Every adventure, whether it’s riding aroller coaster, flying to Hawaii, or rappelling down a wall, has inherent risks. If you take the risk away, the adventure goes with it.

We follow outdoor industry risk management best practices. All our adventures are done safely, professionally, and with a healthy dose of fun.

Let’s dialogue

Every school is different, every group of students and educators is unique. We are ready to listen to you, no obligation or strings attached.