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Adventure Retreat Leader is a resource for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Writers, Educators, Practitioners, and all Heart- and Nature-Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals. We offer teleclasses, audios, guidebooks and coaching; all designed to help you lead Outings, Adventures and Retreats in nature as a profitable part of your business.

Adventure Retreat Leader successfully motivates and trains you in the art of adventure retreat leading.


Let Us Help You ... Take It Outside!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Patt's Upcoming Boomer Chick Adventures


Surfing Lessons -August 16
Water Tubing -August 27
Back Bay Kayaking- August 31
Take a mental health day and come out to play!
Check 'em out at Adventure Coach

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Dates for the Adventure and Retreat Leader Live Teleclass Series

Join Adventure Leaders Deb Martin and Patt Osborne for a 9-session Adventure and Retreat Leader Teleclass Series.


Our class begins on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:00 Noon, Eastern (NY) Time.
  • October 5, 12, 19
  • November 2, 9, 16
  • December 7, 14, 21
All classes are recorded should you miss a session.

Three options are available to you
  1. Join the live sessions (9 total)
  2. Day and time don't work for you? Listen to each recorded session within one week of the call
  3. Purchase the 7 recording series of the same material covered in the teleclass series and listen at your leisure.
You will learn:
  • The ins and outs of leading a successful Adventure Retreat
  • How and where to find your perfect Adventure Retreat setting
  • How to market your offerings
  • Where to find participants
  • How to set fees and handle registration
  • What to say in email invitations, flyers and brochures
  • Creating a theme for your outing
  • Creating a retreat series
  • Registration, cancellation, policies, etc.
  • The little things that will make you crazy and how to avoid them.
  • How to work with outfitters and vendors.
  • How to create an ongoing retreat "engine" to keep your offerings full with participants who pay well.
  • And much more!
Limited to 15 participants. Visit http://www.portagecoach.com/ARCTraining.html for more information and to register.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Patt Suggest "The Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living"

The Woman's Field Guide to Exceptional Living by Corrie Woods is another great book for your retreat and adventure toolbox. This book is filled with good retreat discussions and exercises.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Patt's Spruce Spring Tea

A Spring Tea made will ingredients collected outside:
  • 1tsp. broken or chopped up spruce needles
  • 1 tsp. violets or wild strawberry flowers
  • 4 leaves crushed mint
Add the ingredients to 4 cups of boiling water and steep until everything falls to the bottom. Serve with honey

Friday, July 9, 2010

Patt Suggests Living Out Loud...

This book is filled with retreat activity possibilities. A great resource!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Suggestions for Using Your Favorite Adventure Bandana

We love a good bandana! And they make a great gift for your participants, especially if you put your favorite adventure quote and/or business logo on them. Here are some of the ways we use bandanas while on an outing.
  • Sun protection
  • Headband
  • Wetted to cool your forehead and/or neck
  • Hanky or pee rag (just make sure you have more than one). 
  • Sling or bandage
  • Silt pre-filter for your water pump
  • Strainer
  • Pot holder
  • Marking the portage trail for friends
  • A pouch for collecting berries, rocks, pine cones, mushrooms, etc.
  • A washcloth or towel
  • Canoe flag while transporting your canoe by vehicle or trailer
  • Marker for bear bags/barrels
  • Tying loose items together for the portage
Your turn. What else?