begins with our founder, Steven Leash, in the Andes Mountains of Banos de Santa Agua Ecuador in a small hut on a hill-side by the river. He remembers swinging in a hammock and wanting “to share the experience of travel and freedom” with his cousins, family, and friends. His story is our story. Through many years of training, education, and experience, his passion for nature and community began Native Adventures.
Our programs, trips, and activities apply experiential learning, one of the oldest forms of education rooted in our Native American ancestors' traditional teachings. This hands-on learning style encourages high engagement and collaboration from participants, promoting a fun, enlightening, and relaxing atmosphere of adventure!
We offer a variety of leisurely outdoor recreational activities that enhance personal growth, appreciation for mother nature, and community development.
Our courses and workshops are educational programs that strengthen individuals by equipping them with technical skills, leadership growth, and personal development. Through travel, we experience interaction and immersion with various cultures domestic and abroad, stimulating and challenging perspectives and philosophies.
These foundational principles are integrated into our programs through methodical debriefing and reflection because we believe the value of the experience is dependent on the value of reflection.
This program is designed to build leaders in communities by providing them with skills for the outdoor world, working environments, social atmospheres, and as guides and instructors with Native Adventures.
We encourage all groups of people to join our tribe of adventurers.
Our team is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds bringing cultural awareness, leadership, and outdoor education to more communities.
We are inspired and honored to bring you to the secrets of the canyons and solitude peace of the desert, to sublime heights of the mountains and mysterious depths of the oceans, to faraway lands beyond and inner voyages within us - we walk this journey together. We strive to strengthen the bond between people and the natural world, for our ancestors, our people, and our children.