The mission of the Underway Outdoor Adventure Program is to provide shared adventure and individual growth through experiential education and adventure based learning. Underway uses group processes to help participants increase self-confidence and self reliance as well as awareness of self and the environment. Individual or group experiences are not measured by end results, but by the attempt by an individual or group to attain challenges that they have set forth for themselves.
Underway Outdoor Adventure courses can be designed to meet specific needs, goals, and interests of educational, social, therapeutic, and private organizations. In keeping with our philosophy and capabilities, these courses generally last from a half day to 10 days or longer. The amount of time you spend for a program will be based on your goals.
We have a long history offering our services to schools, churches, the University, community, and business groups. Our successful history has made it possible for us to offer our services throughout North America. Programs include rock climbing, high ropes course, teams courses, caving, canoeing, backpacking, campouts, and various outdoor education programs to meet your group's needs.
Wild Outdoor Week (W.O.W.) is an experiential adventure camp that emphasizes learning and individual growth through outdoor adventure. This camp is an introduction to the outdoors and a sampler of all the programs subsequent Wow Camp weeks have to offer. The camp is based out of Touch of Nature Environmental Center through the Underway Adventure Program. Our wild week of fun will include team building, canoeing, rock climbing, high ropes course, hiking, and lots of swimming!
Wild Outdoor Week (W.O.W.) Southern Adventures Camp will explore all of the incredible outdoor locations in and around the Southern Illinois area. Places visited will include: Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon, Panther's Den Wilderness, Bald Knob Wilderness, Garden of the Gods, as well as treks into the Shawnee National Forest. Aside from the exploring, participants will learn the basics of camping, trekking, and surviving in the outdoors. The camp will conclude with an overnight experience where participants will put their knowledge to the test.
Break the Ice with our Team Initiatives that are designed to break down barriers and get people cooperating and trusting each other. This is a fun way to build camaraderie and cooperation in your team. Or challenge your group even further by experiencing the Teams Course! Our Teams Course is designed to challenge participants in a series of obstacles that focus on group decision making, communication, trust, cooperation, and more. The Teams Course is a series of powerful leadership and team building experiences designed to maximize individual and team potential. Experiences are specifically designed to improve group interaction, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Courses can range from three hours to a full day! Call us for prices and available dates. If your group is unable to travel to our program site, then we can bring an abbreviated version of this course to a location near you.
Learn the sticky business of making maple syrup. Gain knowledge in tree biology while instructors demonstrate tree selection, tapping, sap collection and the boiling-off process involved in the art of making nature's sweet treat. Learn the tradition, folklore and pioneer skills of sugaring off during this informative and fun workshop. Best of all, sample the syrup!
Treat yourself to a scrumptious pancake breakfast followed by a 2-hour maple syrup workshop. Through a delightful adventure of hands-on and cooperative experiences, learn the tradition, folklore, and pioneer skills of sugaring off.
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