Outdoor Adventure Challenge Organizations

posted on February 7, 2011

The organizations listed below may provide more information in this project area.

Association for Experiential Education
http://www.aee.org
Department of Education
3775 Iris Ave, Suite #4
Boulder, CO 80301-2043
Phone: 866-522-8337
The Association for Experiential Education strives to connect educators in practical ways so that they can have access to the growing body of knowledge that fuels their growth and development. This site provides access to relevant research, publications and resources. The organization hopes to raise the quality and performance of experiential programs through its accreditation program and increase recognition of experiential education worldwide.

National Association for Search and Rescue
http://www.nasar.org
PO Box 232020
Centreville, VA 20120-2020
Phone: 703-222-6277
877-893-0702
The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue. NASAR programs are designed to give people in search and rescue fields the skills necessary to become more confident. NASAR certification is recognized by agencies and organizations both nationally and internationally as the standard of training for their personnel.

National Outdoor Leadership School
http://www.nols.edu
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520-2848
Phone: 800-710-NOLS
The mission of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serves people and the environment. The NOLS community (its staff, students, trustees, and alumni) shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community and excellence.

Outward Bound USA
http://www.outwardbound.org/
National Office
100 Mystery Point Road
Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: 845-424-4000
Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization with five core programs that change lives, build teams and transform schools. These programs are Outward Bound Wilderness, Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound, Outward Bound Professional, Outward Bound Urban Centers and Outward Bound Discovery. Outward Bound USA delivers adventure in the wilderness, urban centers, workrooms, and classrooms to help others achieve their possibilities and to inspire them to serve others and the world around them.

Project Adventure
http://www.pa.org
Corporate Office
701 Cabot St.
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 978-524-4500
800-468-8898
Project Adventure (PA) programs are designed to meet a range of needs and audiences. PA offers year-round experiential education—or learning by doing—programs that emphasize community and group-building techniques. Through PA’s Adventure Experience Days, participants can improve developmental skills such as personal and group responsibility, self-discovery and relationship building, communication and collaboration, problem solving and respect for oneself and others.

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