Wilderness Adventure

An Exciting Addition to Live Oak

Live Oak Wilderness Adventure is an exciting new Live Oak opportunity. This is a wilderness-based summer experience that takes place outside of the main camp at Tiak. It brings adventure, nature, and community to wilderness backpacking trips throughout the United States.

Live Oak Wilderness Adventure will keep the values and foundation of Live Oak, while adding on new depths of adventure, team work, fun and growth. You will leave Live Oak  Wilderness Adventure trips feeling happy, tired, proud, and confident in both technical wilderness skills and teamwork abilities.

We Believe in Experiential Learning

Campers leave the main camp campus and exploring different parts of the natural world. Getting outside and trying new things are foundational for campers to grow and mature both individually and as a unit.

We Believe in Ownership

Campers will learn, master, and use soft skills and technical skills that are essential to being a successful outdoors person. Live Oak Wilderness Adventure succeeds because each participant (adult and camper) pulls their weight around camp.

We Believe in Growth through Reflection

Campers and adults will go on challenges that push them to rely on themselves and each other. These adventures will be paired with a range of reflection experiences that allow campers to be guided in their reflections individually and as a unit.

We Believe Fun and Struggle Can Combine to Build Deep Pride

The Wilderness Adventure experiences are inherently fun. Take canoeing, for instance. It is fun, but it becomes less fun when blisters form on your hands, or when you have to portage your boat across long distances.  We believe that as campers learn skills, work as a team, and push through challenges, they become responsible for their own successes.  The joy of newfound resilience — mixed with new adventures — will create a pride that is rooted in outdoor adventures.

* Safety is of the utmost concern. Every trip will have one trip leader and two additional coaches for the 12 kids. Our Trip Leader has significant camping experience and the fullest certification. Our trip leader will go through Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR), and all coaches will have Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard Certification.