Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What type of adventure activities will my child do?
Hear from past participants about their favorite activities! Campers will experience a new adventure each day on their trip. Depending on the location, campers will have fun rafting, kayaking, surfing, climbing, swimming, horseback riding, snorkeling and more! All of our trips will include hikes with spectacular views.
What Does Faith-Based Adventure Travel mean?
Faith-based adventure travel provides opportunities for teenagers to connect with God in a meaningful way while experiencing the wonder of adventure, developing new friendships and gaining valuable life skills.
It is our hope that our campers will deepen their faith, grow in their love for God, and discover how it all connects to their every day lives. Combining adventure travel with faith-based discussions has the potential to create a transformative and enriching experience for teenagers.
"This was my daughter’s third trip with Created for Adventure. Each time, I get a call from her as she’s heading home, and I cannot describe the joy in her voice. My daughter was challenged-in the adventures and in her faith. In that challenge, is true growth. Created for Adventure has ignited, through these experiences, a passion for the beauty of this world, a relationship with God, and love for each other." -Anne M.
Which Grade should I Choose (my current grade or next year's grade) when I go to Register?
When you are choosing an adventure trip for your child, be sure to select the grade they will be in their next school year. For example, if your child is a current 9th grader, they are eligible for all 10th grade trips. If your child is a 10th grader, your child is elibile for all 11th grade trips.
Our adventure trips are designed for current 7th-12th graders.
What is the Food Like?
It is GOOD! By operating out of basecamps we offer quality, fresh ingredients with a wide variety of options. We are able to serve those who may have special dietary needs such as gluten-free and vegetarians. On most of our trips, the group will have an opportunity to eat “out” together at a local restaurant.
"Our daughter loved the food and still talks about it!" -Christine, parent from North Haven, CT
Will I Have Friends?
What makes our trips special are the relationships and shared experiences with other team members. Our staff are trained and care about group relationships just as much as the adventure activities.
“My daughter went into the trip not knowing anyone. Within hours, she became so close with everyone and has made lifelong friends." -Jennifer, parent from Jupiter, FL
What Will I Learn?
Students will grow in many ways. Depending on the adventure they choose, they will learn technical skills such as: cooking/or backcountry cooking, travel, camping, wildlife safety, orienteering, and much more.
Student will take on new responsibilities, gain independence and an appreciation of God’s creation through daily discussions, devotions, earned trust and the beauty that surrounds them.
Just by the very nature of this experience we know students will gain a greater understanding of how strong they are, and how wonderful it is to be in community with one another. We hope that each team member grows in their understanding that they are good and have a lot to offer to others and the world.
With the support and love of the staff and fellow team members we will be reminded of how much we are loved by God. Students will go home with an understanding that they have been created to live a life full of purpose and adventure.
Created for Adventure is not a wilderness therapy or drug rehab-program. Our staff are trained for a specific type of program, and are not trained in therapy, or behavioral challenges/drug addictions, etc.
Will I Have Fun?
Yes! Created for Adventure is All About Fun! Join us for the ultimate blend of adrenaline and laughter, where every moment is an opportunity for fun and adventure!
Which trip should I register my current 7th or 8th grader?
We offer the Teton Trailblazer and Colorado Trailblazer for rising 8th and 9th graders. That means if your child is a current 7th or 8th grader they are eligible to register for either adventure. Both the Teton and Colorado Trailblazer trips are 7-days. Current 8th grade girls are also eligible to register for our 9-day Hawaii, Kauai adventure for girls.
Can Graduating Seniors Register for Teen Adventure Trips?
Yes! Graduating seniors may register for our 11-12+ grade trips. Surprise your graduate with the gift of adventure before they move on to their next chapter in life.
What Kind of Trip Leaders Do You Hire?
All staff are selected through a rigorous selection process including background checks, experience level, references, face-to-face interviews, and much more. Our staff closely align with our mission and statement of faith. Our team of staff want to be a part of a campers faith journey, and help guide them on incredible adventures. All staff are required to attend our Staff Training and have the required certifications prior to the start of the summer.
"The guides reflect the (Created for Adventure) mission to provide a safe, once in a lifetime experience and were gifted in their ability to foster teamwork and self-confidence through the teachings of Christ.” -Natalie, Hendersonville, NC
Are These Trips Safe?
Our policies and procedures follow best practices and industry standards when it comes to Risk Management. Health and safety, staff ratios, student management, vendor selection, and other health and safety regulations. There are many levels of protection we have in place including staff selection and training, vendor requirements, knowledge of location, communication of local authorities, and student selection.
We have a strong history and relationship with all of our vendors. Each of them have many years of operating experience with a stellar safety record, are insured, and follow all state and federal requirements (inspections, certifications, training). We follow ACA best practices and many years of experience when developing and facilitating these experiences.
We expect that students follow direction, be a positive team member, and participate fully in all aspects of their adventure. A lot of the risk management is up to the student. With the completion of a Health History form, and a positive discussion with the student, we seek to have a team that creates a safe travel experience.
Visit: Trip Safety for more information
Who Will Greet My Child at the Airport?
Our Trip Leaders will meet all campers at the airport and will constantly check for any changes in travel plans. Leaders will send out a text before travel day to all campers and will ask them to text their Trip Leader as soon as they land in their destination. Trip Leaders will communicate exactly where they will meet up.
Our Trip Leaders will be wearing a Created for Adventure T-shirt and will be very easy to locate! Their photos will also be posted on our website for campers to view ahead of time. Students are expected to call their parents as soon as they have met up with their Trip Leader.
All students traveling as an unaccompanied minor will be signed for at the gate by their designated Trip Leader.
If my child is 14 and under, how do I book their flight?
Each airline has its own set of policies on flying 14 and under. Some airlines will allow a 14 year old to fly with a sibling or friend that is 15 and older if you call the airline and book over the phone. You may also choose to book your 14-year old's flight as an unaccompanied minor. We recommend calling your airline to speak with an agent directly for their policies. Typically, there is an additional fee for your child to be considered an unaccompanied minor. Most airlines do not allow unaccompanied minors to travel the last flight of the day.
If you choose to have your child fly as an UM, please be sure to indicate that on your travel form that you will complete along with your child's flight information. You will need this information when you are booking your child's ticket.
When Should I Book My Child's Flight?
Please do not book your child's flight until you recieve an email from us with information on the designated time frame for arrival and departure. As soon as the trip has reached its minimum required number of participants, we will email you with all necessary travel information.
Visit: Travel Information to learn more on what to expect on travel days.
How Will I Know What To Pack?
Each participant will receive a packing list in their parent information guidebook. There are items that are required to bring on trips to ensure safe and comfortable adventures. Bathing suits that are acceptable include: a one piece, tankini, or a two piece active wear bathing suit.
What Is Included in the Price of the Trip?
Most food, overland travel, lodging, all activities, and group gear. Not included: airfare, personal gear, and a couple of meals out (including travel day meals).
When is Full Payment Due?
Full payment is due on March 1.
How Many Campers are on each Trip?
Created for Adventure offers a small group experience with no more than 12-13 campers and 2-3 trip leaders.
Are the Adventure Activities Beginner-Friendly?
Yes! All activities offer experiences for first-time and experienced adventurers. Some activities on our expeditions do require a level of fitness, and are meant to challenge and instill an adventurous spirit.
Are Cell Phones Allowed?
Created for Adventure offers a technology-free environment. We have set an environment where new friendships can blossom, and each student has a unique and special outdoor experience.
We do suggest that campers travel with a cell phone to and from the destinations. Staff will collect phones and all electronic devices that connect to the internet on the first day of their trip. Before we collect cell phones/devices, trip leaders will ensure that campers have checked in with their parents.
If students would like to take pictures, we ask that they bring a separate camera other than their cell phone.
Our trip leaders will have cell phones if they are needed to be reached in cased of an emergency. They will also be posting photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the trip so parents can get a glimpse of their amazing adventures!
"Our daughter had so much fun and said she didn’t miss her phone at all! A wonderful, life-changing adventure for sure." -Shana, parent from Kennesaw, GA
Questions? Request more information today!