TSI Adventure Team is a segment of Training Solutions International whose mission is to teach outdoor skills and enrich experience while encouraging physical fitness, mental and physical competency, and team building.
About Adventure Team
Adventure Team is a unique training, guide, and outfitter service offered by Training Solutions International that takes the classroom outdoors. Adventure Team differs from our regular classroom-based Survival courses because it uniquely combines outdoor activities and learning to create an immersive field-based experience for participants. Depending on the option chosen, participants learn skills and apply them along the way. Skill level and challenges vary based on complexity and the type of course or activity chosen. Some courses and activities require prerequisite training to ensure competency in basic skills and physical ability. Adventure Team courses and activities vary widely as to what they cover, but many integrate common outdoor related topics and skills such as survival, navigation, first aid, and dealing with emergencies.
Location of Courses and Activities
Adventure Team courses and activities are based in the outdoors and therefore may take place in a variety of locations. The general location of the course or activity is listed during checkout/registration, and more detailed instructions are sent to students after they complete registration.
Because of the nature of Adventure Team courses and activities many have required equipment or gear lists that participants must bring or supply. Some or all equipment may be supplied by TSI depending on the course or activity. Equipment lists can be found in the description of each Adventure Team course or activity that has one. Participants will also be sent an equipment list after they complete registration.
Types of Courses and Activities
Adventure Team provides a variety of formats. Courses and Activities range from entry level classes to multi-day expeditions, and can involve the learning and implementation of a variety of skills at varying levels of difficulty.
Single Day Classes / Workshops
Single Day classes and workshops are a day or less and typically focus on a specific skill, certification, or limited skill set.
Multi-Day Classes / Workshops
Multi-day classes and workshops can last for several days and typically focus on more advanced skills, certifications, or skill sets. Multi-day classes may involve participants staying overnight at a location, or participants may go home at the end of each class day
Expeditions range in length, but typically last multiple days with participants staying overnight for each night of the Expedition. Expeditions typically involve learning and utilizing a wide range of skills.
Outings focus more on experience and less on skills. Outings are structured around outdoor activities and typically include visits to natural areas, as well as areas that are of historical or cultural significance. Outings may still feature some rudimentary skills and training depending on the format.
Tours are Outings that last for multiple days, Participants typically stay overnight for each night of the Tour.
Level of Difficulty
Adventure Team courses and activities range in difficulty based on the specific requirements. Difficulty factors include time duration of the course or activity, physical ability required, environmental conditions, required equipment (including whether or not participants must supply their own), and skill proficiency. The level of difficulty is broken down into four categories:
Normal level of physical ability and basic gear. No specific skills are required, but new skills will be learned along the way. Typically mild environmental conditions.
Must have some level of physical ability and some gear may be required. Moderate courses do not typically require upfront knowledge or skills, but typically require the implementation of skills learned along the way. May encounter more difficult environmental conditions.
Must have good level of physical ability and may require specific equipment. Difficult courses may require upfront knowledge or skills, as well as the implementation of skills learned along the way. Some Difficult level courses may require prerequisites in order to demonstrate proper competency, ability, and skill. May encounter challenging environmental conditions.
Must have high level of physical ability and may require technical equipment. Advanced courses may require upfront technical knowledge or skills, as well as the implementation of complex skills learned along the way. Advanced level courses may require prerequisites in order to demonstrate proper ability and skill competency. May encounter very challenging environmental conditions.