GOALS is a 501(c)3 non-profit using a powerful growth-focused curriculum
embedded in world-class adventure to connect kids to peers, planet, and self.
Our programs are unparalleled in their combination of methods, setting, and objectives. The GOALS experience is centered around our innovative curriculum - thoughtfully developed by professional educators and river guides, then attentively honed through 10 years of programs and thousands of river miles. It contains lessons and activities that combine a wild river’s unique ability to tell stories that evoke curiosity, present landscapes which encourage imaginative discovery, offer novel challenges that build individual confidence, and generate camaraderie among groups of kids who bond throughout the experience. It is written specifically for the river canyon where it is being delivered and differentiated for specific ages - allowing kids from age 10 through college to experience a single GOALS expedition close to home or to return for multiple journeys on rivers around the world. In either case, the time they spend exploring with GOALS will forge new connections to the things we think matter most – peers, planet, and self – while learning metaphorical life lessons that wild rivers and our curriculum combine to teach.
Ultimately, it is our powerful combination of a strategic curriculum that mixes unique learning opportunities with empowering activities delivered in inspirational canyons by dynamic mentors that set GOALS expeditions apart from all other outdoor youth empowerment programs.