Programs and Activities
Mountain to Sea
Are you ready to have the best summer of your life? Panacea Adventures Mountain to Sea program is fun of epic proportions! You’ll spend the days savoring wilderness adventure while kayaking and backpacking, rock climbing, surfing, whitewater rafting and zip lining; outdoor activities on land and sea will push and test you, and the wilderness journey will leave you with new friendships and incredible memories. The Mountain to Sea course promotes human, outdoor and educational growth BUT primarily focuses on the development of outdoor and educational skills such as wilderness navigation/route finding and ecology.
Mountain to Sea: North Carolina Available Now
Grades 6-7 Grades 8-9 Grades 10-12
Mountain to Sea: Alaska Coming in 2013
Mountain to Sea: California Coming in 2013
Mountain to Sea: Colorado Coming in 2013
Mountain to Sea: Hawaii Coming in 2013
Mountain to Sea: Pacific Northwest Coming in 2013
Upon completion, the students will have experienced the exhilaration of making it to the top of a mountain, crossing flowing rivers and navigating the remote wilderness setting Our unique wilderness curricula involving educational and process groups teaches leadership, decision making, problem solving, team-work, conflict resolutions and values clarification. Dedicated educators and councilors facilitate the curriculums to allow for students to transfer the “wilderness learning” to the “real world learning”.
Terra Firma: North Carolina
1 to 3 days
Terra Firma (Solid Ground) was designed to help maintain the learning’s acquired during the multi day treks. Day long and weekend adventures are available to continue the outdoor, educational and human skills learned as well as to give the students an opportunity to maintain the positive peer culture established in the previous program. Terra Firma adventures include; surfing, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, camping and white water rafting. Ages 12 to 18 yrs old.
Panacea Service Learning Program (PSLP):
Panacea Adventures provides service-learning projects to enhance the student’s education, environment stewardship, and community integration. This process merges service and learning while highlighting the positive lessons garner from the experience. Students “learn by doing” thus gaining essential skills such as planning, problem solving, and exercising responsible living. The community will gain services and an opportunity to connect with others. Because we stand for transformation; for our participants, for our communities and for our environment, Panacea Adventures understands the value inherent in this reciprocal exchange.
Meet the Staff
Zac Adair’s credentials and experience as an outdoor adventure educator started at the age of 9, when he began surfing. To date, Zac has traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Hawaii to surf and teach surfing on epic waves around the world. At 18, Zac added rock climbing to his repertoire and traveled from North Carolina to California and everywhere in between summiting a variety of extreme routes. In 1995, at the age of 20, Zac began working as a whitewater river guide, leading trips down the Gauley, Ocoee, Chattooga, Nantahala and Pigeon rivers. Zac is currently certified as a NC EMT and Wilderness EMT. Zac graduated from Prescott College with a B.A. degree in ‘Therapeutic Uses of Adventure Education’ and a M.A. in Adventure Education with an emphasis in ‘Adventure Programming’