Reversing the Cultural Trend
Research shows that the current generation of youth and young adults is overcome with disproportionate amounts of anxiety, stress and loneliness. These health issues often negatively impact the physical, mental and social health of the individual. Many people long for meaningful experiences and relationships that will inspire them to push past these challenges and do great things. We believe that outdoor educational experiences are an essential component to reversing these trends and helping participants tap into their potential.
What is Outdoor Education?
Outdoor education is hands-on, experiential learning that takes place in the outdoors. Time spent outdoors engaged in activity is proven to have lasting positive effects on our physical, social and mental health. At La Vida Adventure Pursuits, our activities focus on engaging with learners through direct experiences with purposeful reflection that allows them to grow in their confidence, leadership, problem-solving abilities and interpersonal relationships. A day spent with us is just the start. Our hope is that participants carry the learning forward as they continue to process and reflect on the experience.
We recognize that every group is unique and has different goals in mind. Adventure Pursuits is one of the most versatile and customizable programs La Vida has to offer.
These activities can be mixed and matched to put together a half day or full day of programming. All of our activities are safe and appropriate for any skill level. We meet the Association for Challenge Course Technology and Massachusetts Department of Health guidelines.
Team-building activities include games, problem-solving initiatives and participation in our low ropes course elements.
High Ropes Course
Our Most Popular Program Options
If your group only has a limited time available, you can spend up to four hours doing team building on our low ropes course or one of the above-mentioned activities.
Celebrating Over 30 Years of Experiential Learning
Need more information before you register? Submit your list of interested activities and a La Vida staff member will contact you with more information.
Adventure Pursuits is a program of the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership at Gordon College located on the North Shore of Boston. La Vida houses six different programs for the community including a day camp for middle schoolers, a rock gym and challenge course activities for all ages. La Vida provides spiritual development and leadership experiences for Gordon students as well as community organizations utilizing Gordon’s campus and our Base Camp in the Adirondack mountains of New York.