Education Outside the Classroom
Current educational research indicates that connections with the natural world increase children’s ability to learn and also improve self-esteem and social behavior. Recent studies also show that spending time outdoors increases memory up to 20%. Meaningful outdoor experiences are a powerful tool for lifelong impact and learning.
With a staff of nearly 50 seasoned outdoor educators, on our way to official certification from AEE (Association of Experiential Education), and a passion for experiential learning and environmental stewardship, Positive Adventures is at the top of the class when it comes to Outdoor Education.
So, What Do We Specialize in?
We specialize in outdoor multi day and overnight programs using customized curriculum to build leadership and provide tools for healthy lifestyle choices. With a sterling record of safety, comprehensive risk management policies and ongoing trainings and continuing education for our staff, Positive Adventures will provide a trip of a lifetime for students and teachers. Staff are Livescanned, CPR/1st Aid certified, belay certified and led by senior staff possessing Wilderness First Responder certifications, American Mountain Guide Association certifications, advanced degrees, and medical training.
How Do We Design Our Outdoor Education Courses?
Positive Adventures outdoor courses are generally conducted “Expedition Style.” In other words, Positive Adventures field staff, client participants, and chaperones all contribute to the well-being of the entire group. Our field staff lead by example and actively encourage everyone to participate in common duties (e.g. cooking, cleaning up, helping to lead hikes and generally watching out for themselves and each other). We like to think of this idea as being an extension of the community that we comprise when we unite to attain common goals.
5 Things That Set Us Apart
1 | Customizable Programs – We offer diverse programming in a variety of locations with a focus on improving campus culture and achieving your desired results.
2 | Our Team – We retain, train and develop highly educated and skilled outdoor industry professionals with above industry pay and year-round work.
3 | Operational Excellence – Our programs align with standards set by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). We run the business with environmentally friendly guidelines.
4 | Progressive Programming – We work with all grades in varying locations providing sequential curriculum by laying a foundation, developing key skills, and level of challenge.
5 | Risk Management – We put meticulous care into our program operations. As a leader in the industry, we take extra steps where others do not.