Programs

Challenge Course.

VAB has one of the East Coast premier pole-based Challenge Courses on fifty-five acres of impeccably maintained land.  Tucked into the picturesque and tranquil groves of trees are twenty-one low rope elements and thirteen high rope elements, surrounded by open field space used for opening and closing activities, and, large group games.  All challenge course activity is in close proximity to the Eagle’s Nest, enhancing the comfort and safety of our participants.

Our qualified staff has expertise with all ages and energy levels of participants from ages 8 to 88, to high school students and a diverse group of adult participants.  We satisfy the intended goals and outcomes for a myriad of groups ranging from youth academic and sports teams to adult social and professional development ventures.  Typical day programs are four to six hours and may be extended to multiple days including rustic overnights.

Survival and Sustainability.

Learn and execute necessary skills in an outdoor setting for a solid foundation in sustainability. Verdun Adventure Bound practices “Enoughness” to the limits! The curriculum includes critical thinking challenges, teamwork, and concepts of sustainability, sustainable gardening and ropes course challenges. Survival & Sustainability Camp also offers time on the archery range, instructed by

Denny O’Neill, an expert with a bow and arrow.  Some learned skills include sheltering, fire-staring, orienteering and purification of potable water.

Aquatics.

VAB allows private parties and groups to reserve the pond for swimming, kayaking and canoeing.  All aquatic activities are overseen by a VAB staff certified lifeguard.

The lifeguard will discuss safety rules and demonstrate the use of the life jacket which every person must use.  The lifeguard is also available to help with any swimming skills and basic canoe and kayaking skills.

 Equestrian.

VAB, in conjunction with the TIME Family Services, L.L.C., offers an equine therapeutic program with a certified Lifemanship Instructor.  Therapeutic riding is designed to assist children and adults with a variety of needs. Ashley Shilling, the therapeutic riding instructor, develops individualized lesson plans to assist each rider attain their goals. The program includes barn skills, horsemanship and teamwork. Private and semi-private lessons are by evaluation and appointment only.  Basic horseback riding lessons are also available.  Please contact the office for further information.

Theatre Arts Program.

TORCH, a Warrenton based theatre program for youth and young adults interested in acting, dance and/or singing, is now meeting regularly at VAB.  Adults and students will be introduced to theater via games and exercises that become performance opportunities.  Please contact the office for further information.

Weekend Getaways: Family and Adult Weekends.

If your family or friends are looking for outdoor weekend challenges & fun activities, check out the numerous options VAB offers. We can arrange for a qualified staff member to plan, train and guide your group through a series of low and/or high ropes challenges on site. If you are interested in learning to kayak, you can spend time in a low impact area as we train you in our pond.

VAB offers guided “Muddy Tracks” programs for rafting, kayaking, hiking, climbing and repelling at nearby rivers and parks.  Day use of our facilities and overnight primitive camping are both available. VAB is a great location for reunions, family gatherings or an informal gathering of friends for safe outdoor fun activities.