paradigm shifting experiences for your team
what can you expect from our adventures?
become the crew, learn to lead together
ready to take the helm?
Chase a new horizon sailing the Caribbean. Upon arrival to Nassau you become the crew of the 64’ Sundancer. Participants quickly learn that leadership needs team. Our floating classroom challenges your team to wrestle through group dynamics while inviting them to identify and develop their own leadership skills. Bonded as crew-mates, and impacted by the opportunity to serve those in need, participants sail home changed.
Participants learn what it takes to sail to these waters and develop the skills necessary to lead the crew. Whether on deck, by boot, or by flipper, our exploration of this diverse land swells with adventure. Participants hike, spelunk, swim, snorkel, and sail their way through a myriad of new experiences. Through these challenges, your team will practice and process what leadership looks like out on the open seas.
We pull back the curtain so your team experiences the real Bahamas – away from cruise ships and staged beach communities. We partner with development oriented non-profits to expose students to Bahamian culture and the challenges it faces. Specifically, participants explore the advantages and challenges facing a tourism driven economy. As they wrestle through both the challenges of sailing and the cultural challenges facing Bahamians, participants process what it is to be a leader who serves.
*This experience typically lasts 9 days. Each adventure is limited to 18 participants.
step into history, embrace a culture
ready to embrace, taste, & tango?
As the US sanctions in Cuba relax, the country is experiencing a huge increase in tourism. We firmly believe now is a fantastic time to explore Cuba – to see the island in its current form, engage the culture, and connect with the people.
More than that, there are incredible opportunities to serve the people of Cuba.
Your team will stay in Casa Particulars (the Cuban B&B) staffed with traditional Cuban chefs. Each day will be packed with adventure as we explore Havana, Matanzas, and Varadero. Amidst the adventure your team will learn about and serve the Cuban people. Participants will spend time at a traditional “clean food” farm, orphanages, and houses for outcast children with significant disabilities.
Participants will learn much about Cuba’s social and economic contexts – exploring old Havana (including some of Ernest Hemingway’s old stomping grounds), discussing history and politics with a University professor in Matanzas, learning to dance salsa, and discovering several protected parks including a bird sanctuary.
Cuba invites your team to visit with an open mind, a willingness to expect the unexpected, and above all an adventurous spirit!
*This experience typically lasts 6 days.
learn to surf, learn to overcome
ready to paddle out?
We allow participants to be refined by pushing through challenge and building relationships. Helen Keller said, “the world is full of suffering, but it is also full of overcoming.” Your team will face this reality head on as they “dive in” to surfing and serving in Santa Barbara.
In a jam-packed experience, participants surf, bike, hike, and canyoneer their way around the American Riviera facing challenge after challenge. Exhausted, participants find themselves facing a new of challenge – learning to listen – central leading.
In partnership with several local non-profits, participants are invited to listen well as they connect with and serve the local homeless community. As adventure meets service, your team will begin to identify connections between the challenges they are overcoming and the difficulties faced by their homeless friends. We know that great leaders overcome challenge with vision, compassion, & hope. Participants discover this too – at the intersection of service and adventure they encounter valuable lessons about courage, resilience, and hope.
*This experience typically lasts 4 days.