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The outdoors provide incredibly opportunities for self-growth and group bonding. Being immersed in the natural world breaks down barriers in almost any group dynamic and allows for safe and personal face-to-face interactions. Our guides are able to create the ideal outdoor adventure to match your needs, whether you're planning a solo program to improve your marathon PR, or you're a church group looking to provide your congregation with an outdoors ceremony.

Planning: Our guides will work with you one-on-one to create the ideal itinerary for your group's needs, from solo training programs or adventure, to large groups that have individuals with varying levels of outdoor experience.

Itinerary: After refining the goals and intention for your outdoor adventure, we'll provide a list of potential locations pulled from our extensive knowledge of trails in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Adirondacks. Our guides will acquire all required permits and licenses for your trip. We'll finalize your itinerary for the day, including programming and any transportation and food needs.

Before your adventure: We will provide a schedule for your adventure, suggested gear (no specialized gear is required!), and answer any questions your group has. We are happy to help with each step of the process as you prepare for your outdoor adventure.

During your adventure: Your trip will be led by a combination of experienced licensed lead guides and apprentices-in-training depending the on the size of your group. We pride ourselves on fostering a welcoming, safe environment for all of our adventurers, no matter their experience level, including allowing everyone to hike at their own pace. If meals are included in your trip, our guides will serve a beautiful spread of fresh healthy food and provide snacks to fuel your trip.

Included in all customized adventures

Planning and logistics with an expert licensed guide
All required permits and licenses
All required group gear (water filters, cooking gear, etc.)
Communication and answering any questions you or your group has
A schedule and itinerary for the trip


Local recommendations: We are also happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, sights, breweries, etc. or build that part of your adventure into the trip.

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Cross Fit Gym Spartan Race Training: A NYC-based cross fit gym wanted to provide their athletes with a chance to hike in the woods before their first spartan race, scheduled to take place on a nature trail. Many of the athletes had never set foot in the woods before and brought their families along to enjoy a gentle hike to a lake while the athletes took on a challenging trail to a beautiful viewpoint. They left the woods feeling confident and excited about their new relationship with the forest.

One-on-One Survival School: After learning to camp with his family on several DBA trips, a father wanted to learn more about survival and bushcraft skills. We embarked on a five day backcountry training trip, where he learned to build a fire without matches, slept in a survival shelter, learned the basics of foraging, trapping, and survival fishing, and honed his hatchet and saw skills.

Marathon Training: Two NYC-based marathon runners wanted to prepare for their first Pike's Peak marathon and develop the muscles necessary to take on the big hills on the course. Through a challenging training programs all over the Catskill mountains, both runners ended up getting their PR in the marathon. They described the experience running up the hills like after their hiking training as having their legs "supercharged."

Our pricing depends on the size of your group, optional transportation and meals, and your itinerary. We are happy to work with you to create the ideal trip for your budget. We provide pricing quotes during the initial planning stages of your adventure.

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