Custom Adventure Programming for Groups

Breakwater Expeditions collaborates with other seasoned professionals and organizations to support many types of custom programing. You set the focus. You choose your destination. It’s your trip. We have course areas we most commonly visit, but we are constantly expanding these and welcome new locations.  Breakwater leads both fully immersive wilderness excursions as well as day trips for groups residing in a lodge or retreat center. Strengthen your group through a nature-inspired adventure, while being supported by professionals trained to recognize and facilitate group dynamics that reinforce both individual and common goals.

Strong and Mindful Mother Retreat

By | Custom Retreats, Upcoming Trips

Strong and Mindful Mothers Retreat

Mothers Only / 6 day / May 20-25th, 2017

 

Breakwater’s Renewal throught Adventure: A Self-Care Course for Mothers

This retreat is designed to build community among mothers who share similar experiences of facing challenges in a care-giving role. Learn how to help incorporate self-care into daily life, identify and strengthen healthy boundaries, and promote self-growth through reflection and mindful activities. This experience will incorporate both land-based activities and comfortable accommodations with two days and nights of kayaking in the Sound.

Goals

  • To connect with other mothers and build community with women who’ve had similar experiences
  • To practice and learn to incorporate self care into daily living
  • To identify and strengthen healthy boundaries
    To experience a personal process of self-growth through facilitated reflection and mindfulness activities
  • To prioritize personal wellness with healthy meals, physical activity, and stress reduction practices

Activities

  • Sea-kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Guided mindfulness practices
  • Community building activities
  • Supported solo experience
  • Front country activities and amenities combined with shorter backcountry experience (two nights)

Experience

    • Mothers Only
    • Front Country and Backcountry Retreat
    • 3 nights and days of comfortable front country accommodations
    • 2 days and nights sea kayaking in the Sound
    • May 20 – 25, 2017
    • Cost: $2800-$3100
    • Dependent on participation

* Registration is open nationally, limited spaces available. Group sizes are relatively small.

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San Juan Islands, Washington

A Self-Care Course for Mothers with Sommerville Bevilaqua, LPC

Sommerville is a licensed professional counselor as well as wilderness instructor and founder of ARC. She is passionate about facilitating opportunities for individuals and groups to connect with the natural world, to explore their inner-landscapes, and to discover within themselves a strength and beauty more powerful than they previously knew. She has worked in the mental health field since 2010 and in the outdoors since 2000, incorporating curiosity, humor, deep compassion, and respect into her various roles. Sommerville enjoys exploring the rock and water of her home in Western North Carolina, as well as continuing to learn from new places and people around the world.

Sommerville can be reached directly by email: [email protected]

Her additional offerings can be found at http://www.aspenrootscollective.com.

 

Purpose in Patagonia

By | Custom Retreats, Upcoming Trips

Purpose in Patagonia with Breakwater Expeditions and Aspen Roots Collective

Women / 8 day / TBA 2018

Purpose in Patagonia is a women’s therapeutic adventure retreat designed to empower, encourage, and evoke a deeper sense of self and connection.

Traveling to one of the more rugged areas of the world, this therapeutic adventure retreat is based out of the town of Bariloche, Argentina and will include flat water kayaking and hiking, cultural experiences of service work and local cuisine, therapeutic opportunities of group intention setting, processing, and mindfulness practices, and the exciting challenges of foreign travel. Simultaneously, you will be in the caring company of a small community of women, guided into periods of reflection highlighting self acceptance and love, provided nutritious meals, and supported by therapists whose goal it is to help you realize and hold the beauty of both your strength and your vulnerability.

  • Women’s adventure
  • Flat water kayaking and hiking, cultural experiences
  • TBA 2018
  • Cost: $2750, excluding air fare, personal shopping needs

Learn more: aspenrootscollective.com/international-retreats/

Registration: Complete the registration form on the ARC website and send a deposit of $1250 to Aspen Roots Collective at 264 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806 or contact us to arrange payment by credit card. Deposit is fully refundable until TBA , and 50% refundable until TBA, on refundable after TBA.

Travel arrangements: Upon registration, ARC staff will contact you with information about flights, travel insurance, packing lists and more.

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Purpose in Patagonia with Sommerville Bevilaqua, LPC

Sommerville is a licensed professional counselor as well as wilderness instructor and founder of ARC. She is passionate about facilitating opportunities for individuals and groups to connect with the natural world, to explore their inner-landscapes, and to discover within themselves a strength and beauty more powerful than they previously knew. She has worked in the mental health field since 2010 and in the outdoors since 2000, incorporating curiosity, humor, deep compassion, and respect into her various roles. Sommerville enjoys exploring the rock and water of her home in Western North Carolina, as well as continuing to learn from new places and people around the world.

 

Sommerville can be reached directly by email: [email protected]

Her additional offerings can be found at http://www.aspenrootscollective.com.

Our years of experience have taught us to:

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Set up the best team for your trip.

We pair the right group of professionals to best support each group.

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Make the right calls at the right time.

The details matter. We value in-the-moment creativity, flexibility, and inventiveness.

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Prioritize logistics & safety

We set up. We frame. Beginning, middle and end, safety is always first.

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Prevent burnout

We place a cap on the number of trips we take each year so that we can stay genuinely enthusiastic about what we do.

Breakwater, you have found your niche! I am so happy to have collaborated with you and look forward to next season.

Program Director

Loved the flexibility to let the group grow together naturally.

Program Director

Breakwater, You have a great team to work with, it is not unrecognized that you are the engine behind the magic.

Participant

….your intricate planning made something that I thought would be beyond my comfort zone so much easier than I could ever have imagined.

Participant

Breakwater Expeditions did an over-the-top job. The guides came across as genuine, knowledgable and safety aware. They made the trip both fun and interesting.

Participant

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