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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I think it was great to have a woman as one of the instructors, its a great inspiration to hear from an accomplished and confident woman.Terry C.

I loved all aspects of the trip, well....except that 28lb pack was not so pleasant the first hour, but after some adjustments by the guides, it wasn't difficult. I did not want the weekend to end! All the guides were so helpful, friendly, and full of information from their own various personal experiences. I will definitely do this again!Bridget M.

The program covers the ethics behind Leave No Trace principles and why we all should try our best to be good stewards of our environment. Captain Blue's leadership and interpersonal skills were second to none. He is the consummate professional but keeps the atmosphere relaxed, fun and flexible. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.Dirk W.

All guides very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. I learned a lot. This was my first workshop and I thought it was the total package.Regina C.

I liked the variety of activities that were offered. The guides were very energetic and informative about the activities. I really enjoyed the Kristy's program on stress management at the beginning of the retreat.Heather P.

I am so appreciative of the gentle manner in which Andy guides, coaches, encourages you to learn and grow. He sets you up so you feel confident to tackle a backpacking trip on your own. Traci B.

I wouldn't change a thing! This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Every detail was planned and well thought out by our guide. I wouldn't have any hestitation in recommending this trip to a someone who has never backpacked, a beginning backpacker or someone who want to brush up on their skills. I am really looking forward to attending OAC trips in the future. Thanks so much for an excellent experience!Amanda R.

It was great being able to stay in cabins, not camp out. The friendly and involved park staff made the event a sure success.Frank C.

Very well organized! I liked how the team worked together to share their knowledge and experience with all of us. I liked how the guides were patient when we asked questions and the overall wonderful comaraderie of the group and relaxed atmosphere throughout the weeekend. Overall experience was great!Helen M.

This trip was one of the best times I've had in a long time. I'm not really sure what I would change. The gear list was very clear. The guides were very open and helpful with there thoughts on different gear and tips to make things easier. Thanks for a great trip. Jeremy L.

This trip went far beyond my expectations. The details that were put into the trip, preparation, workshops, activities, handouts, follow-up, pictures, were all 'extras' that were not expected.Jessica H.

Loved the caving and guided hikes, also loved the attention to detail and all the small touches.Maria D.

I feel more confident for future backpacking trips. I learned much more than I anticipated. Thank you.Charley S.

I liked our accommodations, food, and evening activities. I enjoyed meeting the Carter Cave park staff.Debbie B.

Excellent! The guides are extremely knowledgeable and great leaders. It was a pleasure meeting new backpackers and sharing experiences.Jerry R.

This experience was amazing. I wouldn't change anything. I was very sad to see it end.Kody M

I received excellent tips to make next trip more enjoyable and less effort in a supportive environment. Not sure what you could do better--already topnotch!Elizabeth R.

I liked the individual instruction/attention received regarding tent set-up and backpack fitting. I felt the guides were truly devoted to sharing their joy & knowledge of backpacking to all. Pat S.

The guides were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly! Honestly I can't think of any improvements!Mary Beth A.

The guides are knowledgable and their presentations were relevant to our needs as beginners. Both were positive and encouraging in their approach to us. The program exceeded my expectations!Bill K.

We have an excellent safety record at Outdoor Adventure Connection. But on other trips we have been called upon to help. Read More

I had a wonderful experience.Karen P.