Adventure Challenge

Out and up. Go where there is no path and leave a trail.

Every Dynamy student’s path begins with a little adventure, out and up. Out into the woods, out over the water, up into the trees, up a mountainside, we’ve found that there is no better start to creating your own life with confidence.

You may be thinking, gulp. Many students do, but we’re here to tell you: it’s worth it. Over the past decade, 85% of our graduates have rated the adventure challenges as highly as possible. Why? Because it helped them get rid of distractions and focus on what truly matters, it showed them they could do more than they thought, and it brought them together as a group, quickly forming meaningful friendships.

You don’t have to be a top athlete or nature lover to get the most out of the ropes course, the trip to Maine, or the other adventure challenge activities throughout the year. Over more than 4 decades students of all abilities have not only completed these experiences, but have thrived. To be successful you just have to be willing to try, and to have a positive attitude. The experience of doing something active, out-of-the-ordinary, and a bit inspirational will do the rest.

The details
Adventure challenge at Dynamy consists of 3 parts*:

  1. A ropes course the first few days we all meet
  2. An expedition trip in Maine for 9-10 days (fall) or 6-7 (winter)
  3. Refresher Adventure Challenge Experience (A.C.E.) activities throughout the year
*Please note that the Summer Internship Semester has an abbreviated adventure challenge 

A foundation. A metaphor.
The adventure challenge activities give a firm foundation for each student to their hands-on, real world year of learning. At the end of the trip to Maine, most students feel proud, confident, and enthusiastic about tackling the other experiences, like internships and apartment life, that make up the remainder of the year. And as they work with their advisor throughout the year they find that the adventure challenge experience becomes a metaphor for approaching their own life.