ABOUT US

About arc adventure

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We design and lead high quality and affordable adventure outings for corporate groups, colleges, teacher teams, and K-12 schools throughout Los Angeles, Greater California, and out of state.

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For 15 years, our diverse team of guides, naturalists, and life coaches have delivered unique programs that build teams, improve confidence, and use the natural environment to develop critical leadership skills.

Our organization was founded in 2001 by Gary Lipsky and Brad Lupien, two avid athletes and outdoorsmen who saw a lack of quality programs in Los Angeles for youth. They decided to bridge that gap with innovative outdoor experiences. Over the years, we have expanded to not only service youth but corporate teams, teacher groups, college students, and more. We now have a dedicated staff who serve hundreds of participants every year, bringing them to great outdoor locales right in LA’s backyard as well as far away destinations like Costa Rica.

While every program is customized to fit the needs of your group, all arc adventures have one goal in mind: to build, challenge, and succeed together.

OUR EXPERTISE & SKILLS

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

A positive learning environment allows participants to come to a greater understanding of the connectivity between our team building initiatives and their real-life situations to create practical solutions.

TEAM BUILDING

Groups leave with a mastery of effective communication, setting and completing team goals, developing accountability in teams, as well as building trust and creating community.

ROPE SKILLS

Our rock climbing and rappelling trips are led by our toprope experts. This belaying system allows participants to focus on their movement on the rock face instead of setting their own place gear.

WILDERNESS SAFETY

We have an impeccable safety record. In addition to First Aid and CPR, our guides have Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard, and many more preferred certifications.

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Survive in any type of environment. Outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, and camping all require basic wilderness survival skills, especially in handling emergency situations.

MARINE SCIENCE

While enjoying kayaking and snorkeling, fully understand the workings of the Pacific Ocean's marine environment and the ecosystems that allow our oceans' creatures to thrive.

ENVIRONMENTALISM

As advocates for the planet's health, we must understand and balance the human element with the natural world through eco-friendly decision making.

SUSTAINABILITY

Practicing Leave No Trace principles is a pillar in all of our programs. Whether vising for 2 hours or 2 weeks, we take only pictures, and leave only footprints.

GEOLOGY

Learn and engage in the natural history of our planet. Climb up and rappel down magnificent rock formations while knowing how they came to be.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

The school community has been continually impressed with both the high quality programs and professionalism from the arc staff. We believe that our involvement with arc programs has promoted academic achievement for participating students, and fostered interests that will benefit them at higher educational levels.

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WHO HAVE WE SERVED?

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