Course Options

North Carolina

Florida

Wyoming

California

Specialty / International Courses

North Carolina

Llama Trek Adventure | 10 days | Ages 8-10

Designed specifically for our younger campers, this course includes llama treks, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and much more! Campers will experience new and exciting challenges and will develop independence, self-esteem and social skills.

NC Classic Adventure | 11 days | Ages 11-18

This adventure offers a wide variety of activities designed to promote social skills, organization, and self-confidence. Activities include a 3-night backpacking expedition, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and an elective day.

NC Canoeing Adventure | 11 days | Ages 11-18

The highlight of this exciting course is a 3-night canoe expedition on Fontana Lake, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Campers will learn teamwork, develop friendships, and increase their self-confidence as they participate in thrilling adventures including our high ropes course, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and more!

NC Horseback Riding Adventure | 11 days | Ages 11-18 (Not available in 2023)

This adventure provides campers the chance to horseback ride through the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains! Campers will learn communication skills & develop social skills as they learn to care for and bond with their horse as well as their teammates. Other activities include rock climbing, high ropes course, whitewater rafting and more!

NC Expedition | 15 days | Ages 13-18

NC Expedition is designed to be slightly more challenging (therefore more rewarding), and offers a broader range of activities than some of our other course options. Campers will experience caving, mountain biking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, high & low ropes courses, and an extended backpacking trip.

NC Twice-Exceptional Adventure | 15 days | Ages 12-15

This course was designed to meet the special needs of our campers who are both intellectually gifted and LD/ADHD. This unique course incorporates environmental learning opportunities into each adventure activity we do. Activities include caving, mountain biking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, high & low ropes courses, and backpacking.

NC Academic Adventure | 18 days | Ages 11-18

This program is the longest SOAR offers and combines the excitement of adventure activities along with classroom instruction. The classroom experience is designed to help campers develop the skills which allow for greater success in the academic classroom. The weekend field expeditions provide a chance for campers to test their strengths and participate in exciting adventures such as backpacking, caving, rock climbing, high ropes, rafting, and more.

Specialty Courses Starting in NC

Belize | 11 Days | Ages 14-18

This extraordinary course takes campers to the Central American country of Belize, cradled between Mexico and Guatemala, with the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Campers will visit some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins, including Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, and Xunatunich. They will also explore the interior of Belize, noted for its incredible tropical rain forest.

Postgraduate Adventure | 18 Days | Ages 18-24

This program is specifically designed for young adults as they navigate the transition into adult life. This unique program provides instruction in organization, goal setting, independence, life skills and social skills. This course takes advantage of various regions of North Carolina, and includes both adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the Outer Banks coast.

Spanish Immersion | 9 Weeks | Grades 9th-12th

The Spanish Immersion course provides students with an opportunity to earn foreign language credit during the school-year summer break. This Academy at SOAR course provides a unique opportunity to learn the Spanish language through first-hand experience, by being immersed in the incredible culture of a Spanish-speaking country.

Florida

Florida Keys Adventure | 10 days | Ages 11-18

This magical adventure takes campers through a wide range of activities in the sunny FL keys, and is designed to build self-confidence, social skills, and promote life skills. Activities include snorkeling in Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, deep sea fishing, sea kayaking among the surrounding mangroves, and an exciting trip to Fort Jefferson National Park- an island fort just 90 miles from Cuba!

Specialty Courses in FL

FL SCUBA Adventure | 10 days | Ages 14-18

This course provides campers an opportunity to learn a lifelong skill, one that enables them to explore a whole new world, filled with amazing corals, fish, and marine life. The SCUBA certification course, taught by qualified instructors, will be adapted specifically for those diagnosed with ADHD and/or LD.

Christmas Keys Adventure | 6 days | Ages 8-18

Escape the cold winter and join us in the sunny Florida Keys! This six day program is a great opportunity for campers to develop social skills and participate in fun and exciting adventures that promote self-confidence and organizational skills.

Christmas SCUBA Adventure | 6 days | Ages 14-18

This course provides campers an opportunity to learn a lifelong skill, one that enables them to explore a whole new world, filled with amazing corals, fish, and marine life. This incredible island chain will be their home for the next 6 days as they explore this paradise, both above and below the water.

Wyoming

WY Canoe Adventure | 18 days | Ages 11-18

This course is packed with exciting adventures in the Wild West. Campers will develop teamwork and social skills, improve self-confidence, and push past their perceived limits as they explore this incredible area. Activities include visits to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, a 3-night canoe expedition, horseback riding, a Rodeo, rock climbing, rafting and much more!

WY Horsepacking Adventure | 18 days | Ages 11-18

This is the ultimate Western Adventure! This course is full of exciting adventures designed to promote leadership, social skills, and self-esteem. Campers will participate in a 3-night horsepacking expedition, experience a rodeo, and visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP. Other activities include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, riflery, archery, and much more!

WY Academic Adventure | 18 days | Ages 11-18

The Academic Adventure course provides campers the opportunity to participate in both academics and incredible adventure activities! Academic sessions are designed to help students identify learning styles, develop study skills, and practice academics. The field expeditions provide a chance for campers to test their strengths and participate in exciting adventures such as horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, and exciting visits to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.

WY Twice-Exceptional Adventure | 18 days | Ages 12-15

This one of a kind adventure is for campers who love to learn about the environment, as it incorporates visits to museums, a dinosaur dig, and environmental lessons in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as nearby nature centers. Campers will learn about themselves and the world around them as they explore the Wild West. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, canoeing, and much more!

California

CA Coastal Adventure | 10 days | Ages 11-18 (Not in 2022)

Campers on this adventure will travel along the California coast as they develop confidence and social skills while exploring this amazing world around them. Activities include rock climbing, surfing, deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, and an exciting venture to Channel Islands National Park.

CA Expedition | 15 days | Ages 11-18 (Not in 2022)

This journey takes campers through some of the most incredible places California has to offer, including Monterey Bay and Yosemite National Park. Campers will develop teamwork, social skills, self-confidence, organization and more as they explore the region on foot and by boat. Activities include sea kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and more.

Specialty Courses

Belize | 11 Days | Ages 14-18

This extraordinary course takes campers to the Central American country of Belize, cradled between Mexico and Guatemala, with the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Campers will visit some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins, including Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, and Xunatunich. They will also explore the interior of Belize, noted for its incredible tropical rain forest.

FL SCUBA Adventure | 10 days | Ages 14-18

This course provides campers an opportunity to learn a lifelong skill, one that enables them to explore a whole new world, filled with amazing corals, fish, and marine life. The SCUBA certification course, taught by qualified instructors, will be adapted specifically for those diagnosed with ADHD and/or LD.

Postgraduate Adventure | 18 Days | Ages 18-24

This program is specifically designed for young adults as they navigate the transition into adult life. This unique program provides instruction in organization, goal setting, independence, life skills and social skills. This course takes advantage of various regions of North Carolina, and includes both adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the Outer Banks coast.

Spanish Immersion | 9 Weeks | Grades 9th-12th

The Spanish Immersion course provides students with an opportunity to earn foreign language credit during the school-year summer break. This Academy at SOAR course provides a unique opportunity to learn the Spanish language through first-hand experience, by being immersed in the incredible culture of a Spanish-speaking country.

Christmas Keys Adventure | 6 days | Ages 8-18

Escape the cold winter and join us in the sunny Florida Keys! This six day program is a great opportunity for campers to develop social skills and participate in fun and exciting adventures that promote self-confidence and organizational skills.

Christmas SCUBA Adventure | 6 days | Ages 14-18

This course provides campers an opportunity to learn a lifelong skill, one that enables them to explore a whole new world, filled with amazing corals, fish, and marine life. This incredible island chain will be their home for the next 6 days as they explore this paradise, both above and below the water.

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