Who We Serve

  • K-12 Public & Private Schools

  • Colleges

  • School Administrative Teams & Faculties

  • Sports Teams

  • Camp Staff & Campers

  • Community Organizations

  • Social Service Agencies

  • Veterans

  • Corporations & Small Businesses

  • Challenge Course Facilities & Operating Staff

Our Values


  • We believe in fostering positive relationships with our clients that speak to our genuine desire to support their goals. 


  • We believe in accountability, doing what is right, and in setting goals, working toward them diligently, and speaking the truth.


  • We believe in the engagement of a never-ending process of learning, experimenting, refining, and exploring in the pursuit of meaningful growth. 

Our Story

Project Adventure, (PA) a non-profit 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1971 by educators in Hamilton, Massachusetts who wanted to bring the tenets of Outward Bound into an educational setting. The teachers began inventing cooperative games, developing team-building initiatives, and constructing the first-ever ropes course built in a school environment to make a positive difference in the lives of their students. Through their challenging adventure activities and focused reflection, they found that they could motivate their community of learners to achieve both academic and social growth. The Full Value Contract and Challenge by Choice became foundational concepts they established to advance experiential education that eventually inspired millions of individuals to step out of their comfort zones and experience their values.


Today, Project Adventure is a full-service organization dedicated to excellence across a range of services, publications, and products that have helped multitudes of individuals, schools, agencies, and corporations achieve positive and lasting change. We have not only developed challenge course elements and products that have become standard across the field, we have also proudly assumed a lead in the establishment of influential professional associations, including the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN). 

Our Mission

To empower individuals and communities to make positive change through experiential learning.​

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By the Numbers

  • Over 45 years of experience in the field

  • Services that have spread to all 50 states and 34 countries

  • Annually train about 3,000 professionals, provide adventure programming for over 6,000 youth, and inspect more than 400 challenge courses

Our Vision

Where all individuals are resilient, thriving, and engaged members of healthy and supportive communities.​

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