Tag Archives: challenge

His Arm Doesn’t Matter

Samuel can do what he sets his mind to. His arm doesn’t matter.
And that’s the point. Continue reading

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The Camp Season in Quotes

The attitudes and reactions of our campers in the face of planned adversity and intentional suffering are perhaps best captured by Jesus, who upon hiking up the hundreds of stairs to the top of the canyon with a full pack … Continue reading

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Excitement Multiplied

In recent months, Fundación Aventura has been presented with a series of opportunities to expand our influence and ability to help raise up youth, not just in Bolivia, but beyond.  Thanks to seemingly random conversations, we are developing a strategic … Continue reading

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Surprised by Growth

Our recent adventure trip to Toro Toro with 15 young men from the Bolivia Life Center was marked by multiple examples of boys stepping forward to accept responsibilities and confront fears in ways I had not anticipated.  Throughout our 3 … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead

On the cusp of the Amazon Basin, where the towering Andes mountains fall away dramatically into the jungle, it rains a lot. Almost constantly.  The change in climate and vegetation is instantaneous; within meters, the dreary pines and alpine grasses … Continue reading

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Come High Water

A key element in adventure therapy, supposedly, is control.  But the other element is adventure.  And adventure, strictly speaking, is an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.  And that is exactly what we got in Toro Toro. It began … Continue reading

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Tenacious

Fog hovered in the mountain pass, rising, sinking, gathering and dispersing. My heart rose and fell in tandem with the fog.  Was this a good time to attempt to cross the ridgeline?  Would we make it to camp in the … Continue reading

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