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Adventure Learning

Adventure takes place when you participate in exciting, new experiences that challenge you to push your personal limits.
Adventure Learning occurs in small groups as trained leaders help you to acquire knowledge from the experience and apply it to real life.
We believe that learning should be fun and Adventure Learning is an ideal tool to do just that. 

"Mere participation in an adventure experience may not teach you anything; it is what is done with that experience that makes it a learning."


Adventure Learning is a branch of outdoor education that focuses on intra- and inter-personal development. Trained facilitators use a process that presents of a series of increasingly difficult kinesthetic and cognitive activities that challenge personal and group limits within a supportive environment. Activities are structured in a such a way that participants perceive the risks to be high, while in fact they are much lower and more acceptable as a medium for encouraging functional change and growth. 

And then what?
Self-imposed limitations are overcome and turned into abilities, providing tremendous learning opportunities.  The facilitators help participants to reflect on the experience and make applications to real life situations.
What are the long term benefits?
Our programs offer unique opportunities for both groups and individuals to learn about themselves and others.
Benefits to participants include transferable skills such as:
  • Problem solving
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem
  • Cooperation
  • Communication Skills
  • Trust
  • Environmental Awareness

Benefits to the group include:

  • Carefully sequences activities assist in refining a focus on how the group is working together.
  • Challenging moments debriefed with positive transference to real life situations provide opportunities to develop and practice ways of working together.  By challenging the group to try things they may never have thought possible, long lasting growth occurs.
  • After the experience many participants indicate an increased sense of trust for themselves and for their group members.
  • Having FUN can provide untold benefits.

Effective team members need exceptional leaders.
Building the leadership capacity in students is key to developing young people who can adapt to and create change. Leaders need to be able to identify and act on opportunities, while working with the strengths of the whole team.
Terracentric workshops will help your students learn how to communicate, motivate, and manage change. Our facilitators use practical experiences in working the group through existing and anticipated challenges in leadership. Through action-packed activities they will improve their negotiating skills, their creative capacities, and their ability to understand and influence each other and the world around them.  Visit our Program Planning page to get started on designing your adventure learning program!

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"As our zodiac came close to the island, it was like being in a scene from Jurassic Park... The nature scene we were visiting was bursting with activity" ...read full article

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