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Outdoor Classrooms

SOAR’s Outdoor Classrooms give students an opportunity to grow as a team through incredible outdoor adventures. With a focus on team building, communication, and problem solving, students will gain valuable life skills that can be transferred back to their life at school and home.

These adventures are crafted to meet your school’s specific needs and can take place in a variety of locations including North Carolina, Wyoming, southern California, the Florida Keys, Costa Rica, Belize, and more!

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

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Activities May Include:

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hiking
  • Caving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery & Hatchet Throwing
  • Primitive Skills

What’s Included:

  • SOAR will facilitate all program activities. To support community development, we highly recommend that teachers and/or administrators also attend.
  • All meals will be supplied by SOAR. We will work with you to develop a menu that best meets your needs.
  • SOAR will provide all gear and equipment needed for activities (i.e. tents, camp stoves, canoes, harnesses, etc.)
  • SOAR has over 40 years of experience leading outdoor adventures for youth. We will provide a safe and structured environment for your students to thrive.

For more information please contact John Willson at 828-456-3435 or bigjohn@soarnc.org.

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Sample Outdoor Classrooms:

3-night, 4-day Adventure at SOAR’s Balsam Base including Whitewater Rafting, High Ropes course, and Caving.

2-night, 3-day Adventure at Gee Creek State Park in TN including Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Kayaking, Games, and Team Building Initiatives.

5-night, 6-day Adventure in Southern California including Surfing, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, and Mountain Biking.

6-night, 7-day International Trip to Belize or Costa Rica including Ziplines, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, and More!

These are just a few samples. We will craft an Outdoor Classroom in the location of your choice that best meets your needs.