SOAR Summer Adventures



Success Oriented Achievement Realized schedules a full range of summer expeditions for students diagnosed with learning disabilities or attentional disorders. Adventure activities include wilderness backpacking and llama trekking, horse packing, rock climbing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, snorkeling and caving. Staff place emphasis on developing self-confidence, social skills, problem-solving techniques, and organizational and time management strategies. Programs operate in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the Florida Keys, Wyoming, Belize, Costa Rica and Peru. SOAR also provides a one-month academic remediation program that incorporates wilderness-based adventures.

General Info

Name SOAR Summer Adventures
Location Balsam, NC
Year-round Contacts 828-456-3435
Program Focuses & Features ADD, ADHD, Adventure Travel, Asperger's Syndrome, Canoeing, Caving, Climbing Wall, Dyslexia, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Learning Disabilities, Mountain Biking, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Pack Train, Rappelling, Riding, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Scuba Diving, Sea Cruises, Survival Training, Swimming, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 8-25
Application Deadline Rolling
Director John Willson, Executive Director
Residential Fee $2800-4400 (+$40-115), 2-3½ weeks.
Year Established 1975
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 23 sessions, 2-3½ weeks long


John Willson, Executive Director