Our Curriculum

Skill Development

Interpersonal Skills (cognitive)

  • Awareness of self, others, environment

  • Decision making

  • Problem solving

Interpersonal Skills (emotional)

  • Resilience

  • Independence

  • Confidence

Intrapersonal Skills (social)

  • Connectedness

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Communication Skills

Wilderness Skills (physical)

  • Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

  • Activity Confidence (Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Paddling)

  • Topographic map reading; wayfinding

Risk Management & Safety

All expedition staff members are experienced in backcountry wilderness trip leadership and have received Wilderness First Responder emergency training. Additionally, staff members are trained educators and/or naturalists who have led countless place-based field educational experiences. The staff follow strict risk management protocols and monitor trail and weather conditions closely. 

 

Find Your Path Utah has invested in the quality of its risk management practices by participating in a Risk Management Training offered by NOLS, an organization with over 50 years of experience managing risk in wilderness environments. As a result of this training, while NOLS doesn’t endorse or certify our practices, Find Your Path Utah is is further enhancing its risk management strategy. We have invested time and resources in these practices because the health and well being of our participants is one of our highest priorities.  

 

Challenge By Choice

Find Your Path - Utah prescribes to the primary tenets of Challenge by Choice® (CBC). CBC is a concept originated by Project Adventure. It asks that participants challenge themselves and participate fully in the experience at-hand. Recognizing that any activity or goal may pose a different level and type of challenge for each group member and that authentic personal change comes from within, Challenge by Choice creates an environment where participants are asked to search for opportunities to stretch and grow during the experience. The determination of what kind of participation represents an optimal learning opportunity and is the responsibility of each group member. All are asked to add value to the group experience by finding a way to contribute to the group’s efforts while also seeking to find value in the experience for themselves. Accepting Challenge by Choice encourages all to respect thoughtful choices. Its use provides a supportive and caring atmosphere in which participants can stretch themselves. It recognizes the need for individuals and the group to accept responsibility for decisions. It creates opportunities for learning about how to set goals that are in neither the comfort nor the panic zone, but in that slightly uncomfortable stretch zone where the greatest opportunities for growth and learning lie. While the specific language may change to match the unique needs of a group or learning environment, the philosophy remains the same throughout all Project Adventure programs. Challenge by Choice is a cornerstone concept of Project Adventure.

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