Outdoor Adventures K-12 (OA) is the premier in-school outdoor education curriculum developed and implemented by the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation (OTF) more than a decade ago. The curriculum, which covers 40 different outdoor skill and recreational units, is now taught in more than 1,200 public and private schools across 48 states. Students enrolled in OA have improved self-esteem, school attendance, behavior, and scholastic achievement.
Outdoor Adventures is fully accredited to be taught as a physical education course in any school in the United States. The curriculum integrates math, science, writing and critical thinking skills with physical activities that teach students everything from angling, archery, boating safety, camping, and survival skills, to hunter education/firearm safety, orienteering, outdoor cooking, backpacking, mountain biking, paddle sports, rock climbing, CPR/first aid, and cross country skiing (where applicable!). Every year 100,000+ kids are taught these life-changing skills.
Outdoor Adventures is growing by about 30% annually and with increased funding can grow more rapidly to meet the demand to teach kids how to safely enjoy the outdoors and become tomorrow's conservationists, outdoor industry professionals, and outdoor recreationists.