About - Teen Adventure Challenge


Teamwork. Endurance. Spirit.

The Teen Adventure Challenge ® is a youth race that brings communities across Southern California together to inspire young people to step out of their comfort zones and explore new opportunities in the outdoors.

High school teams are made up of three students, and middle school teams have three students racers plus one adult mentor. Together, they make their way through each portion of the race: kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and a series of team building challenges. Ultimately, we aim to promote in our youth active and healthy lifestyle choices and an appreciation for nature and local parks. Volunteer opportunities and a student arts showcase are also available for attendees to enjoy.

The Teen Adventure Challenge is a rewarding, healthy experience for teens and their adult team captain. Teams race through a strategically designed wilderness course which includes a series of adventure-based activities and team building challenges and gives students an opportunity to practice leadership and life skills in a safe and fun environment.

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The Teen Adventure Challenge…

  • Promotes an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Exposes youth to local parks
  • Fosters an appreciation for nature
  • Unites communities
  • Encourages youth to explore new opportunities
  • Challenges youth to step out of their comfort zones
  • Celebrates and supports the performing arts


Who Runs the Teen Adventure Challenge?

arc is an award-winning after school and experiential education provider. We bridge the opportunity gap by creating transformational learning opportunities that empower youth to realize their full potential. We work with over 9,000 students on a daily basis.
CORE Educational Services is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving at-risk youth by increasing and broadening educational opportunities for them in out-of-school-time. CORE partners with non-profit and for profit organizations, as well as schools and government agencies to provide programs that focus on arts enrichment, outdoor education, and college access.


Interested in adventure programs throughout the year? Go climbing, kayaking, hiking, camping, backpacking, snorkeling, team building, and more to any location in the LA area, Greater California, and even out of state.
Book a trip with arc Adventure.

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