Adventures in Education
The Academy at SOAR operates on a cycle that rotates their time between focused academics on campus and expedition field study. Each expedition provides students with opportunities to discover their world and to uncover abilities in themselves they may not have realized. Unlike traditional school settings, an outdoor adventure school setting is rich in opportunities to push past perceived limits, to utilize teamwork and communication skills, and to practice problem-solving skills with real world applications. Evidence suggests that spending time in nature can ease symptoms associated with ADHD and learning disabilities, and we find this to be true. (Read more about these studies here and here.)
While at the Academy at SOAR, academic and adventure components are closely linked utilizing project based field studies designed to meet the experiential opportunities encountered while on expeditions. Students take an active role in their education, and will participate in exciting adventure activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, backpacking, SCUBA diving, whitewater rafting and much more.