How it works

Groups consist of 8-10 teens (ages 12-18) with two adult chaperones. We will supply the program leader, additional volunteers, equipment, and most of the food needed. Lists of what to bring for the program are available on each activity description page. Our school and agency partners are responsible for providing transportation to the program location. However, please let us know if assistance is needed. Program leaders will meet you there, unless it takes place outside of the metro area. 

Programs happen regardless of rain or shine. We’ll be watching the weather and will adjust if necessary, but please make sure all of your participants are prepared. 

Each program is designed to focus on an area of development such as problem-solving, communication skills, trust, or leadership. Let us know what your kids need the most help with and we’ll customize the experience to meet their needs. 

Have some more questions about Adventure Programs? Talk to our Program Manager, Bess.

Programs by the season



Program prices

We are committed to providing teens opportunities who would not otherwise have one. 90% of the teens we serve are low-income. For this reason, we have discounted prices for organizations who serve predominately low-income youth and who have very limited budgets. In addition, we also offer discounts for those willing to schedule three or more programs. 

Multiple discounts can be used together because we believe that our kids shouldn’t lose out if an organization can’t afford our program costs. We are partners in making it a successful experience for our kids. 

Please note that prices listed for for programs outside the Chicago-area assume that you will be responsible for transporting our program leaders along with our equipment. 

Pricing discounts

Low income youth (65%+) - 40% 
Low income youth (50%-64%) - 30%
Booking 3-4 programs at once - 10%
Booking 5+ programs at once - 20%
Financial hardship discounts - 10% to 30%

We will fundraise on your behalf to cover the discounted amount.

Prices are noted in each program. A third chaperone can be added for a fee ($60 half day, $85 full day, or $130/day for multi-day).

Ask us about our new customer discount.

Cancellation/Reschedule policy

By committing to this program, you agree to pay 25% of the regular non-discounted fee if you cancel/reschedule. This fee is increased to 50% if you cancel between 2 and 14 days before the program start. Cancellations with less than 48 hours before the program start incurs a 75% cancellation/reschedule fee so that we can cover our costs.

Late payment: payments over 30 days past due will be assessed a 1.5%/month fee.