GOALS ("Get Outside And Learn Something") is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that connects, inspires, and empowers people through wilderness river expeditions.
We do much more than take people rafting. Every GOALS expedition is guided by a powerful curriculum developed by our team of trained professional educators and guides, and differentiated for the ages and experience levels of our participants. Our curricula develop new outdoor skill sets and provides academic enrichment opportunities, but go beyond these simple outdoor education objectives to provide an outdoor empowerment experience whose impact is greater and longer lasting.
GOALS expeditions involve activities that motivate participants to push beyond perceived limits, to trust and support one another, and to appreciate the individual growth and group camaraderie that develop throughout their trip. They encourage creative play and imaginative discovery. They foster personal awareness and build self-confidence. Of course, this all occurs in a place where electronic distractions don't exist, and where there's no time, energy, or desire to look, act, or behave in any manner that isn't completely authentic.
When our gear has been loaded and the trailers pull away from the take-out ramp, the end result of every GOALS expedition is another set of participants heading home with new connections to their peers, the planet, and themselves.