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The Best in Scout Adventures
The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential adventure for activities that cultivate leadership skills, team building, and character development!
High Adventure Activities
Team Bonding Group Cooperative Games
Experiential Learning Programs: STEM/Wilderness Skills
Our adventure activities pair perfectly with our outdoor environmental education programs! We have designed specific outdoor hands-on programs but they can be tailored to cover your troop’s goals and standards. Our program staff has decades of education and experience in experiential education with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the field. So we are excited to create an immersive learning experience for your troops that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and fun!
Program options include:
Zipline-palooza! Do you think you can guess whether a heavier or lighter object will move faster on a zipline? Can you guess the angle of the zipline for an object to have a safe landing? Experiment with gravity, weight, friction, and how these and other forces affect the motion of zipliners by building a small-scale model. Working in small groups, scouts will create their own design and then compete with other groups to see who can create the fastest zipline while keeping safety in mind. Longer programs include a study on simple machines and how they are used in our Treetops Adventure Park. Add this to our Treetops Park or Ziplines so that scouts can experiment with and experience physics in action!
Fire Building Skills Have you lost your electricity at home and needed to light a candle or a fire? Have you been camping in the woods and lost your matches? The simple skill of starting a fire and following safety procedures to keep it lit and safe can be an important life skill. Learn how to build & start a fire using primitive materials with fire safety procedures, then practice in small groups to build a small fire. Longer programs include learning about “Leave No Trace” principles, where scouts will learn and practice essential outdoor ethics.
Outdoor Survival Skills What if a fun day hiking leads to getting lost in the wilderness? What if your car breaks down on a family road trip in the woods? What life skills are essential to have in a survival situation? Students will work in groups to sort through items they would prioritize for a camping trip, then practice building shelters using minimal materials. Longer programs include foraging for materials and wild edibles, and learning how to create knot-tying tarp shelters.
Forest Ecology Take an inside look at plants, and how they interact with other living and nonliving things in their environment. This ecology-based class offers hands-on learning for scouts to get to know trees up close and personal through tree identification, decomposition exploration, and hiking on our 100 acres of property.
Wildlife Ecology Animals are everywhere! This program will take a moment to look around our area for evidence of animals and their habitats, and think about how they interact with their environment. Scouts will also discover how animal adaptations affect their chances of survival using experiential, hands-on activities.
Town Hall Meeting Scouts will roleplay different interest groups in a debate about the ecological, social, and economic advantages and disadvantages of building a theme park attraction in their fictional community. This activity teaches scouts the importance of and how to have a civil and ethical debate with their peers, and will leave them empowered to enact change in their local community!
Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others, enrich problem-solving skills, and offer fun with a challenge. While expanding your comfort zone, each person is supporting and planning with others in the team, developing positive relationships, building trust and inspiring positive changes.
Nowhere in Asheville are there so many different outdoor activities in one place that offer personal growth and discovery. Guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self confidence, and support others challenged to do the same. We offer opportunities to move from good to great friends, team members, or leaders as guests literally climb to new heights!
OPEN: 7 DAYS/WEEK | Office 9AM-6PM | Kolo 10AM-6PM
Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+
The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.
Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park
+1 (877) 247-5539
+1 (828) 225-2921