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Our Mission

“Developing Skills, Attitudes and Memories to Last a Lifetime.”

 

Lasting Adventures is a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit with a mission to foster environmental stewardship, teach responsible recreation, and provide opportunity for personal growth through the facilitation of impactful wilderness experiences. Lasting Adventures seeks to provide youth, families, and disadvantaged communities with positive experiences in America’s National Parks and natural spaces.

Our objectives for our youth program involve using the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. Through expert risk-management and Adventure Based Programming, our guide staff allows encourages participants to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants finish their adventures with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

The objectives of the Lasting Adventures youth programs include:

  • Increasing personal confidence through activities that give physical and emotional challenge.
  • Developing behaviors and character skills that include integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect, compassion, and self-discipline.
  • Providing experiences in leadership and group problem solving techniques.
  • Having fun and developing lasting relationships and great memories!
  • Additional outcomes of this adventure will include: backpacking skills, back country ethics, and environmental awareness.
 

Leave No Trace

Lasting Adventure, Inc. also embraces and teaches all participants the seven principles of “Leave No Trace.” As stated by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, “these principles are designed to help outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb.” Lasting Adventures, Inc. believes that by teaching and role modeling these principles to our participants, that each participant is then given the necessary knowledge and hands-on-experience to become stewards to our environment. Lasting Adventures, Inc. is a partner with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

 

The seven principles of Leave No Trace include:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
 

For more information on Leave No Trace, please visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics at:www.lnt.org.