Why Backcountry Unlimited?
Why Choose Backcountry Unlimited?
At Backcountry Unlimited we travel, get outdoors and consistently challenge ourselves to step outside our comfort zone by interacting with the natural world. The feeling of climbing a mountain, standing up on a surfboard, paddling a raft down a rushing river or watching a sunset while camping in a beautiful place cannot be matched. Overcoming our fears and doubts has made us resilient, confident, successful, healthy individuals. Backcountry Unlimited revels in the opportunity to introduce the next generation of youth leaders to rock climbing, river rafting and mountain biking. Backcountry Unlimited programs are carefully designed to create empowered, socially conscious teens through outdoor adventure travel.
Backcountry Unlimited participants are the heart and soul of our organization. We design all our trips to maximize adventure in a safe and positive group setting. Our favorite part of teen adventure travel is fostering responsible, compassionate, collaborative, resilient and self-confident leaders. Backcountry Unlimited is excited to take teens surfing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, paddle boarding, kayaking, and mountain biking or rock climbing all in the space of a couple weeks. Not only do our campers get to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush of these adventure activities but they actively participate in maximizing their personal experience by learning to pitch a tent, cook a group meal or roast their favorite type of s’mores.
Backcountry Unlimited maintains a maximum group size of 13 teen participants and 2 adult Trip Leaders. Our Trip Leaders are experienced, capable, inspirational outdoor professionals with all necessary medical and industry certifications. We have found that our 7:1 ratio creates a group dynamic that promotes friendship, leadership and fun between both participants and Trip Leaders. Our hiring process can be a little bit stringent but we stand behind our commitment to employing only the best professionals in the outdoor industry. Participation in Backcountry Unlimited outdoor programs ensures that knowledgeable and passionate people who love adventuring in the outdoors will lead your child’s trip. Our staff provides a safe and positive environment tailored to individual and group success and a little bit of silliness!
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Outdoor adventure based education is at the core of every Backcountry Unlimited program. Our organization is dedicated to offering thrilling and life-changing adventure experiences to teens that nurture a sense of appreciation and stewardship. Backcountry Unlimited believes that the only way to truly appreciate our magnificent natural world is to experience and interact with it. All our programs are carefully designed to introduce educational aspects such as cultural history and geology as well as life skills like leadership and self-confidence. We also love teaching our teens how to start a campfire with a bow drill and set up a proper camp. Lastly Backcountry Unlimited is committed to making our world a better place by providing a few hours of community service on each trip. All our projects are fun and provide our teens with the opportunity to get community service hours and work with professionals from the National Park or Forest Service.
Backcountry Unlimited is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of our natural world. Simply put, our greatest passion is getting outdoors and having responsible adventures. We believe that the best way to instill those values in young adults is to get them out into nature and have fun! When we love something we protect it and Backcountry Unlimited is deeply rooted in the philosophy of environmental stewardship and is committed to providing a few hours of community service on each of our trips. These hours can be counted towards most high school graduation requirements.