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The Modern 10 Essentials

Many people are familiar with “The 10 Essentials”: ten items you should carry with you at all times when you are adventuring outdoors. These items are necessary to keep you safe in case of an emergency. This list was established in the 1930s, and has been updated based on modern technology and resources. 1. Navigation […]

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Experiential Education Works: Why We Do What We Do, Part 1 of Infinity

For even the most casual observers, it’s relatively clear that, unsupported, public education is not able to provide struggling teenage students with all the resources they need to succeed outside the classroom walls.  For decades now, one-third of San Diego’s youth have dropped out of public high schools, and nation-wide secondary school graduation statistics paint […]

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Camp Surf with Clairbourn School

Prestigious schools like Clairbourn School have a commitment to excellence that requires offering their students the best outdoor experiences on the market.  So when they contacted Positive Adventures for a five day surfing, camping, and community service expedition, group leaders Ryan Shortill, Jason Graham, and Meg Gneiting designed a top quality program with a special […]

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Pilgrim School at Joshua Tree

The Los Angeles based Pilgrim School pride themselves of providing individual attention to each of their K-12 students.  The Head of School, Dr. Mark A. Brooks, explains, “Whether it is guiding a Junior Kindergartener through rhyming sounds, coaching fourth graders in team sports, helping middle school students learn organizational strategies or guiding our high school […]

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Rock Climbing With University Christian Church

It doesn’t take a very careful examination of UCC’s Facebook page to discover why Positive Adventures trip leaders Russell Clark, Brian Baez and Megan Gneiting returning from Mission Gorge this October simply loved having the pleasure of the church’s company.  Whether it’s building a brand new yellow house in Tijuana or organizing service projects to help […]

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La Jolla Shores with Old Town Academy

It’s rare, but sometimes San Diego winds up and throws a meteorological curve ball, and that can sometimes make outdoor education difficult.  But Positive Adventures trip leaders and staff train constantly to be able to quickly improvise new activities and initiatives with the original goal in mind. So when life guards stationed around La Jolla […]

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