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Balsam Base-North Carolina

 

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

Spring Family Adventure Weekend

5/9 - 5/11/2014

3

 

$1,000 for family of 4

$250 for each additional sibling

Near Full

Llama Trek

6/7 - 6/18/2014
6/21 - 7/2/2014
7/5 - 7/16/2014
7/19 - 7/30/2014

12

8 - 10

$3,000

Still Available
Half Full
Half Full
Near Full

NC Standard Backpacking

6/8 - 6/19/2014
6/22 - 7/3/2014
7/6 - 7/17/2014
7/20 - 7/31/2014
8/3 - 8/14/2014

12

11 - 18

$2,900

Still Available
Still Available
Half Full
Half Full
Half Full

NC Canoeing

6/8 - 6/19/2014
6/22 - 7/3/2014
7/6 - 7/17/2014
7/20 - 7/31/2014
8/3 - 8/14/2014

12

11 - 18

$3,000

Still Available
Still Available
Still Available
Half Full
Still Available

NC Horseback Riding

6/7 - 6/18/2014
6/21 - 7/2/2014
7/5 - 7/16/2014
7/19 - 7/30/2014
8/2 - 8/13/2014

12

11 - 18

$3,300

Still Available
Half Full
Half Full
Still Available
Still Available

NC Expedition

6/11 - 6/28/2014
7/2 - 7/19/2014
7/23 - 8/09/2014

18

13 - 18

$3,900

Half Full
Half Full
Half Full

NC Twice Exceptional Adventure

7/2 - 7/19/2014
7/23 - 8/09/2014

18

12 - 15

$3,900

Waitlist
Still Available

NC Academic Discovery

6/9 - 7/4/2014
7/9 - 8/3/2014

26

11 - 18

$4,600

Half Full
Half Full

NC Whitewater Intensive

7/21 - 7/30/2014

10

14-18

$3,200

Still Available

           

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Eagle View Ranch-Wyoming

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

Wyoming Canoe Adventure

6/18 - 7/5/2014
7/9 - 7/26/2014
7/30 - 8/16/2014

18

11-18

$3,900

Half Full
Near Full
Still Available

Wyoming Academic Adventure

6/18 - 7/5/2014
7/9 - 7/26/2014
7/30 - 8/16/2014

18

11-18

$3,900

Still Available
Half Full
Still Available

Wyoming Horsepacking Expedition

6/18 - 7/5/2014
7/9 - 7/26/2014
7/30 - 8/16/2014

18

11-18

$4,100

Half Full
Near Full
Still Available

Wyoming Environmental Adventure

New in 2014!

6/18 - 7/5/2014

18

12-15

$3,900

Half Full

Florida

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

Florida Keys Standard

6/8 - 6/17/2014
6/22 - 7/1/2014
7/6 - 7/15/2014
7/20 - 7/29/2014
8/3- 8/12/2014

10

11-18

$3,200

Still Available
Half Full
Still Available
Still Available
Still Available

FL SCUBA Openwater

6/8 - 6/17/2014

10

14 - 18

$3,400

Half Full

FL Advanced SCUBA

6/22 - 7/1/2014

10

14 - 18

$3,400

Still Available

Christmas Keys Adventure OR Christmas Keys SCUBA

2013

12/27/13 - 1/1/14

6

8 - 18

$1,000 / $1,300

Open

California

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

California Standard

6/22 - 7/1/2014
7/6 - 7/115/2014
7/20 - 7/29/2014
8/3 - 8/12/2014

10

11-18

$3,200

Half Full
Still Available
Still Available
Half Full

California Expedition

6/23- 7/7/2014
7/12 - 7/26/2014
7/31 - 8/14/2014

15

11-18

$3,800

Half Full
Still Available
Half Full

Specialty Courses

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

NC Whitewater Intensive

7/21 - 7/30/2014

10

14-18

$3,200

Still Available

Belize

7/7 - 7/17/2014

10

14 - 18

$3,800

Still Available

Costa Rica

Not Offered in 2014

11

14 - 18

N/A

Closed in 2014

Adirondacks Adventure

8/2 - 8/12/2014

11

12 - 15

$3,300

Open

FL SCUBA

6/8 - 6/17/2014

10

14 - 18

$3,400

Please see listing above

FL Advanced SCUBA

6/22 - 7/1/2014

10

14 - 18

$3,400

Please see listing above

Christmas Keys Adventure - 2013/2014

12/27/13 - 1/1/14

6

8 - 18

$1,000 / $1,300

Please see listing above

Postgraduate Adventure

6/9 - 6/26/2014
6/30 - 7/17/2014

18

18 - 25

$4,700

Still Available
Still Available

           

Academy at SOAR

Dates

Days

Ages

Tuition

Availability

Academy at SOAR

9/6/13 - 5/4/14

 

12 - 18

$46,000

Limited Availability

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SOAR
NC Base Camp (828) 456-3435
P.O. Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707
admissions@soarnc.org

Philosophy: SOAR believes all individuals identified with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (AD/HD) possess inherent talents and gifts. These abilities can mean incredible success in adulthood once these students negotiate the challenging obstacles of childhood, adolescence, and a traditional education system, usually unable to respond to individual learning styles.

Therefore, the SOAR model is based on two fundamental principles. First, youth with LD and AD/HD flourish when they are encouraged to focus on their strengths in an experiential setting. The second principle acknowledges that success can be generalized by encouraging our students to develop and utilize strategies, enabling them to compensate for those challenging characteristics of LD and AD/HD. To this end, SOAR staff strive to ensure success for each student across a wide range of experiences. Such success, in turn, builds essential self-esteem and self-confidence.

Based on these two foundations, SOAR participants develop problem solving skills, effective communication strategies, increased self-awareness, and social skills. Program activities include a broad base of wilderness adventure experiences that empower students to make healthy choices, learn more about themselves, overcome challenges, and establish relevance from these experiences to other aspects of their life.

SOAR's Specialty Courses are open to SOAR alumni and students with the maturity and experience level to be successful on the course. Acceptance is conditional on the approval of the course director. Most specialty courses are led by one of SOAR's year-round staff including Richard Peters, John Willson and Joe Geier.

SOAR’s programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their independence while away from home. Independence is gained through self-motivation and life skills instruction. With this in mind, we involve our students in many decision making processes, such as setting individual goals, developing group guidelines, as well as trip and meal planning. This also comes into consideration when developing SOAR’s communication policy, detailed in our Parent Handbook.

SOAR is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (AD/HD) and is proud to be the finest:

LD Summer Camp and ADD / ADHD Adventure Summer Camp