Building Confidence, Leadership, & Teamwork through Outdoor Adventure is what we do best!
First and Foremost: Safety. Our leaders and instructors undergo thorough and rigorous training in each activity, all equipment and courses are regularly inspected and maintained above industry standards.
WA is proud to have an excellent safety record.
Each activity is designed to challenge participants. We want them to develop confidence when faced with new challenges, and grow their comfort zones.
We are a "Challenge by Choice" organization. That means we train our leaders and instructors to provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere for all participants. Each activity is instructed from the most basic level and then tailored to the enthusiasm and abilities of the individuals and group as a whole. No one is forced to do anything they don't want, but we always find a little encouragement can help!
We're here to bring people together. To provide the best experience for each individual and provide ample staffing, equipment, and time, the maximum sizes for groups are 12 on trail* and 14 for the Group Program.
Staff to Participant Ratios fluctuate with the group size and the activity. For many high-adventure activities, the ratio is increased by adding extra staff!
*backpacking groups and adventure camp participants are considered "on trail."
We can and will do all activities in the rain! However, we will stop activities if weather presents a safety concern like lightning, flooding, or extreme temperatures.
For Groups with our retreat program, we encourage you to embrace the weather - a rainy trip down the creek or hiking in the heat of hot day can be challenging, but it can also be an amazing opportunity for growth, bonding, and some next-level stories to share later. You're the boss, though - If the weather worries you, we'll be happy to adjust and discuss other options while waiting it out!
THE ACTIVITIES: Our Recommendations based on what you're after -
Everything we do has an element of teambuilding, outdoor appreciation, and adventure. These lists are suggestions for the best activities for certain goals:
For Bonding & Building Teams
Large Group Initiatives
& Really, anything else we do!
For Personal Growth
White Water Kayaking
For Outdoor Living & Exploration
Outdoor Living Skills
Leave No Trace Class
For Adventure Sports