On and off site activities, great for whole class events, grouping bonding, outing clubs or any group looking for an unforgettable experience together
Whether your goal is bonding a group of new students, celebrating success at the end of a great year, helping to foster problem-solving skills and cooperation, or simply creating a fun, active weekend getaway, we can create an exciting and memorable experience for your group size and time frame. All activities can be scheduled as a stand-alone program, or multiple activities can be combined together for a program medley or multi-day experience. And, the best part, we can bring many of our activities either to you location, or a location nearby!
Our raft building challenge is one of our most popular events, combining thrill and team work into one giant blast! Teams work together to design and construct a functional raft using an assortment of supplied materials and their own ingenuity. Once the rafts are constructed they will be put to the test in a race to the finish as participants float their team to an off-shore buoy and back before the other groups do! A high energy, real-time team building experience that can be held at a local pond, lake or river.
Technology meets the natural world in this exciting activity integrating technical skills, team building and outdoor education. Appropriate for almost any group size, this is one of our most popular activities. Participants use GPS units and secret clues to locate place cards hidden throughout the landscape. As they journey teams encounter puzzles, riddles and team challenges that put their wit and teamwork to the test! Teams draw on multiple skills and abilities to complete the course enabling each participant to shine. This portable event can be brought to an outdoor location near you – even your own campus!
We can turn almost any location into a human-sized board game we’ve named “The Ultimate Game.” Appropriate for almost any number of participants, this game will challenge players to work in teams as they move around the board, race to challenge stations and accrue spirit points all along the way. Wacky cooperative challenges, problem-solving, giant dice, carnival games and lots of laughter will be just some of the elements encountered. A great way to mix teamwork, group celebration and LOTS of fun into one big event.
In the fields and forests animals leave clues and messages about their behavior. Learn to read the clues and reveal the stories of our four legged friends. This experience will engage all five senses as participants use active observation, inquiry, critical thinking, and imagination to decipher the habits and behaviors of moose, bobcats, coyote, porcupine, bear, deer, racoons, otter, beaver and much more. Using this hands-on approach to ecology, we can investigate the land at your location and design a program that highlights the natural activity taking place on your own campus. Alternatively, we can take your group to some of the most spectacular and species rich environments in the state.
Did you know that you really can make fire by rubbing two pieces of wood together? Or that you can make a shelter out of sticks and leaves that will be completely waterproof and even keep you warm in winter temperatures? Learn how to combine your powers of awareness and ingenuity along with your surroundings in the woods of New England to be able to survive and even thrive in the wild!
Adventure In Adventure Out has a portable fleet of canoes and kayaks to take your group out on a variety of flat-water rivers, lakes and ponds in Western Massachusetts. We run day trips as well as our popular overnight excursions along the Connecticut River. Perfect for all participants, even the novice paddlers, learn paddling skills and river safety, how to use teamwork to steer a canoe, or how to maneuver a kayak on your own. Along the way be on the lookout for eagles, great blue herons, beaver, turtles, otter and much more. We also have a slue of fun paddling games to keep your group laughing and entertained.
When you slip through the door into the world of the subterranean it is like landing on an entirely different planet. Caving, otherwise known as spelunking, is a unique and often pinnacle experience that explores the mysteries of the world below us. Adventure In Adventure Out runs trips locally to small fissure caves in Massachusetts from 25 ft to 500 ft long. For the more adventurous, join us for a full day trip to New York State to explore a limestone cave that has almost a mile of winding passages, chambers and lake rooms!
We have scoured the state of Massachusetts and surrounding parts of New England to find the most stunning hiking locations. Our day hikes and overnight backpacking trips will lead you to some of the most scenic vistas, beautiful waterfalls, and breathtaking landscapes Massachusetts has to offer. Challenge your body traveling by way of your own energy, and experience the overwhelming sense of accomplishment as you carry all you need on your back. Whether it is cooking, starting a fire, filtering water or reading a map, learn the essential skills that will offer a safe, rewarding and thrilling encounter in the outdoors.
Bring one of the most classical tales in American Literature to life by taking students on a Huck Finn rafting adventure. We’ll construct sturdy rafts that can accomodate 4-8 people by building a wooden platform that sits atop two canoes. With that as our mode of transportation, we will launch on a local flat-water river for a one-of-a-kind water adventure. The rafts are easy to paddle and make great platforms for water games, basking in the sun, eating lunch and jumping off of! These platforms can also be adapted to receive wheel chairs offering a completely unique experience.
Rock climbing and rappelling is a sport that challenges your own perceived physical and mental limits and demonstrates in real-time your ability, tenacity and resilience. We introduce your group to this thrilling sport providing exceptional physical and emotional safety that meets the needs and skills of each participant. The locations we use offer a variety of routes that meet any ability – beginner to advanced. Top-rope climbing is also a great exercise in building trust while working as a team with your belayer and those offering encouragement and support. Along the way, learn knot tying skills, climbing technique, safety systems, and even a bit about the local geology.
Need to get your class outside, but feel like you can’t in the dead of winter? Such a simple tool, and yet snowshoeing an entirely new door to embracing the wonder of our wintry surroundings in New England. Along the way explore animal tracks like they can only be seen in the snow, build a snow shelter, and play group games in the snow! We have a wide range of sizes to fit your needs, from small youth to adults.