Adventure Risk Challenge

Adventure Risk Challenge

NLD ID #84097
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Contact Information

42433 Buckeye Rd.
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Primary Contact

Sarah Ottley

(559) 676-5096

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Program Overview

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) was founded in 2004 as an Outdoor Education program dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities for underserved and English Learner high school students in Northern and Central California. Our mission is to empower underserved youth, through literacy and wilderness programming, to make change in their lives and communities. Participants are selected for their leadership potential and their lack of access to meaningful experiences in the outdoors. ARC's innovative year-round programming improves academic skills in writing, reading, public speaking and Environmental Science, and exposes youth to a range of outdoor adventures. Our approach instills the confidence students need to envision and accomplish goals, succeed in high school, attend college, and become engaged, empowered citizens. Through engagement in our program, youth experience significant growth in positive self-identity and a commitment to learning. 97% of our alumni graduate on time from high school, and 83% attend college.

Cost Info

ARC programs cost nothing or a nominal fee for participants. This ensures that everyone can participate.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I have quite a lot to thank ARC for. After the summer course, ARC set my priorities straight and is helping me better my academic future." - Martin

"This has been such an amazing experience. I have learned to communicate better, bring home leadership skills, and learned to work as a team." - Karina

This program listing was last updated: March 29, 2018.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English

Instruction Type

  • In-person