Adventures Cross-Country offers domestic and international adventure trips in various outdoor settings in 16 countries and 5 western states throughout North America, the South Pacific, Europe, Central and South America, Australia, Asia, and Africa. With 27 years of experience ARCC students travel to the world's most spectacular locations and participate in activities such as community service projects, language schools, cultural immersion, backpacking, sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing, rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, glacier travel, ice climbing, and more!
Trip destinations include Australia, Belize, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, France, Fiji, Greece, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, California, Colorado, Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii. No experience other than enthusiastic participation is required.
ARCC offers trips in four categories:
Community Service Adventures: ARCC's Community Service Adventures offer a chance to give something back to the communities we visit while taking part in world-class adventure activities. Service sections include teaching English to local school children, working in hospitals or clinics, and building much needed facilities in rural villages. Adventures in Africa, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Morocco, Peru, and Thailand. Lodging will be in local guest-houses, small hotels, and occasionally camping.
Leadership: ARCC’s Leadership Adventures offer a range of activities like rafting, rock climbing, or sea kayaking, as well as overnight wilderness backpacking in North America. Curriculum focuses on individual development and group leadership. Leadership Adventures are suitable for both “first timers” and experienced students. Lodging is predominantly camping in some of the most spectacular locations in North America.
Blue Water Adventures: ARCC’s Blue Water Adventures generally focus on warm water activities such as sailing, SCUBA diving and surfing. There is no overnight backpacking on any Blue Water Adventures. The trips have strong educational and certification components. Lodging on a Blue Water Adventure is a mix of camping, small hotels and hostels, and on live-aboard sailboats.
Language Adventures: ARCC’s Language Adventures are international programs where learning a language, exploring the culture, and getting off the beaten path are an integral part of the adventure. Features time at accredited language schools working with native speakers. Schools in France, Spain, or Costa Rica. Lodging is a mix of hotels, hostels, and village hosted stays. Time not in class will be spent exploring cities and participating in adventure activities like windsurfing, whitewater rafting, and zip-lining.