The most extreme leadership gap year of your life
We, at Beyond Adventure, believe we offer the most exciting, exhilarating and comprehensive gap year programme today. After spending an average of 4 380 days (12 years) in some sort of educational institution, every young person is faced with one of the biggest questions of their life. What am I going to do now?
This is where the gap year programme comes in. According to the dictionary, a “gap year” is a prolonged period between two major life stages. We believe the Beyond Adventure concept to be unique in South Africa. The concept of extreme education was designed to provide a challenging environment for young people to discover and develop their leadership potential. Leadership deals with direction, vision, purpose and principles. Our programme is designed to meet, challenge and grow the complete individual, body, soul and spirit, as we train tomorrow’s leaders today.
The Beyond Adventure extreme leadership education
The programme was launched on the first of February 2001. Beyond Adventure is situated in Alicedale which is 100km from Port Elizabeth on Bushman Sands Golf Estate. We do a number of our adventure activities on the private Mansfield Game Reserve, 10km from Port Alfred. This is an “exhilarating year of your life” during which young people will discover and develop their leadership potential. It’s the gap year option of the century – a programme filled with vision, purpose, adventure and challenge.
Extreme - scuba diving, sky diving, bungee jumping, zip line, abseiling, paint ball, hiking, survival, self-defence, archery, basic 4x4 off-road driving and firearm handling. All the Beyond Adventure students will do an Adventure Recreation Association (ARA) Certificate Course and upon qualifying will receive an ARA Phase II E Learner Adventure Activity Facilitators / Leaders certificate. The course includes the following:
• Hard skills training
Backpacking/applying basic hiking skills, setting up and operating a camping site. Use and maintain a temporary overnight site, plan and implement minimum impact practices. Leading participants through outdoor recreation and adventure activities. Demonstrate off-road mountain