Book and Podcast recommendations for Volunteers – May

2024 VOLUNTEERS – APRIL UPDATE Summit Attendees, Volunteers, and Presenters,   It was mentioned several times at the summit, but it’s worth saying again… We are here to be a resource for developing resilient youth, and we need YOU to help us do it. Therefore, helping you is as important as helping the kids because you […]

Ten more years for Tara

Tara Blog

We started 2024 excited to celebrate our ten-year anniversary, but life had other plans. On January 19, 2024, an automobile accident claimed the life of our Adventure Coordinator, Tara Gluski. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her family, friends, and everyone who knew her. When we lose someone we love, it’s […]


CRUSHER IS BACK. Register TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW #1 CRUSHER IS CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF FUn … and to help you celebrate we’re creating new MS and EX courses, and adding a MS350 option (this year only). See #4.  #2 SELF SUPPORTED ETHOS The spirit of the event is straight forward. We’re not […]

Crusher 2024

2014 – 2024 TEN YEARS. STILL CRUSHING IT. REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 31ST AT 9:06 AM Days Hours Minutes Seconds PASSPORT Register “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Dr. Emmett Brown Celebrating ten years is a chance to wax poetic about how great it’s all been, but we’re not gonna do that today. We’re […]

Why Todd? Why do you love to watch people suffer!?

Why Todd? Why do you love to watch people suffer!? hahahaha and of course we love to follow along as if part of our brain is missing… My crusher letter, followed by pictures: It’s taken me five days to finally come to terms of what happened last weekend. I’ve been trying to find the words […]

Recommended Gear

You agree to abide by the self supported ethos and to obey the rules at all times. You should carry all items on the recommended gear list. You should not plan to share gear with a partner. You have to be fully self-sufficient. Things go wrong. Gear breaks. Friends quit. Redundancy = having a backup plan. GPS units crash. The […]


Empower Youth

We’re heading into our 10th year and we are ready to kick off the next decade of building youth resilience and empowerment. But we can’t grow without your partnership and financial support.