ADVENTURE INSTRUCTION AND GUIDED OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES NEAR DC, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA
The DC Metropolitan area has a wealth of outdoor adventure opportunities, for youth and adults. Our Beginner to Intermediate Level Adventure Instruction courses will give participants the chance to learn the basics or work on more advanced skills.Eriq Powers - Founder
OUR ADVENTURE INSTRUCTION OPTIONS
Level 1 – Introduction to Top-Rope Rock Climbing
Level 2 – Intermediate – Top-Belay and Anchors I
Level 3 – Advanced – Anchors II and Self-Rescue
Level 1 – Introduction to Caving
We’ll meet your group at the Yankauer Nature Preserve and hike out to Whiting’s Neck Cave. From here, your group will enter the upper chambers of the cave, and explore tight passages, large caverns, and exit through (or over) the “keyhole” a challenging concave hole in the rock through which you must pass your head – then shoulders – then the rest of you – before squeezing out the other side.
Level 2 – Intermediate
For groups who have completed the Introduction to Caving, or have previous caving experience, we return to Whiting’s Neck for “The Drop” a 40-foot rappel into the lower chambers of the cave. Here spelunkers will explore the less-traveled and more beautiful/challenging parts of the cave before ascending the rope and exiting through the keyhole – or back the way they came in…
Level 3 – Advanced
Now that you’ve been bitten by the caving bug, it’s time to explore! We can meet you at one of more than 6 “secret” locations to continue your caving adventure. As many of the great caves are located in remote areas, we suggest that you either plan to spend the weekend caving (2 or 3 cave excursions back-to-back) or combine a couple of different adventures, perhaps whitewater rafting one day and caving the next. Whatever your fancy, the farther you go for your caves, the more there is to see and do!
Level 1 – Introduction to Mountain Biking
We’ll meet your group at Schaeffer Farms, in Darnestown, MD, and outfit participants with a bike and helmet. If you have your own ride, we’ll make sure it is trail-ready before we get into a few skill-builders.
Once you have practiced these essentials, we will head out and hit the trails with an easier ride. On the initial ride, you’ll work on the “front-end lift” which will help you get up over smaller logs without having to get off your bike. Then, after lunch, we’ll head out for the more advanced trail, and work on hill climbs and descents. Great fun, on challenging terrain.
Whether you are looking to make car camping more enjoyable with a warm fire, or you are getting ready to hike the AT, learning basic outdoor skills is the key to staying found, safe, and comfortable in the wilderness. Our Introduction to Wilderness Skills gives you the tools to plan your next trip into the outdoors with confidence.
Learn the basics of safely climbing into the upper branches of a tree under the supervision of an experienced instructor. Recreational Tree Climbing is a fun activity for children and adults alike!