from front doors
to outdoors

our mission

The Bus for Outdoor Access & Teaching, or “BOAT,” strives to empower impact organizations to get more people outside. We put a full-service outdoor program in the hands of community leaders, addressing barriers to remote outdoor experiences.

By honoring and enabling the vision of others, we leverage the power of building community outside to achieve greater goals.


how it works​

Planning an expedition can leave you figuring out gear, transportation, and risk management outside your normal scope. 

Our program was designed to meet the needs of organizations from start to finish, so you can safely and seamlessly integrate expeditions into the work you already do. It’s an outdoor program hosted by you, but powered by us.

some of our partnerships

our approach

we don't lead,
we support

It is critical that a BOAT program deepens participants relationship with their existing mentors and community.

inclusive outdoors

What makes getting outside hard? Cost, transit, access to gear, cultural barriers. The list goes on – and we systematically address each one.

your values, outside

We believe in “mission extension.” We are trying to further your work, not our own values, agenda, or curriculum.

impact oriented

Camping is the mechanism, not the mission. We believe the power of outdoor experiences can extend into other parts of life.

let's plan a triP!

we believe any outdoor space can be a classroom. our team of educators is deeply committed to bringing your mission outside.