Outdoor leadership for youth  


TAASC is an outdoor based non-profit in Morganton, North Carolina. Having been in operation for 25 plus years, TAASC has impacted hundreds of kids in the community.

We believe every young person has the potential to become a compassionate and transformational leader in their community. Through adventure education, service learning, and quality instruction, we aim to develop qualities connected to a strong sense of self and an adventurous spirit.

Our Program


TAASC is committed to providing a safe and welcoming community for all students to learn technical and leadership skills. We focus on providing programming related to climbing, backpacking, caving, kayaking, canoeing, slacklining, juggling, teambuilding, service work, and more. Through these programs and activities, we hope to provide students with remarkable life experiences.

We meet weekly at the TAASC Leadership Center in Morganton on Thursdays; Tadpoles, girls ages 6 to 8, meet from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Youngers, students ages 9 to 13, meet from 4:30pm to 6:15pm, and Olders, students ages 14 to 18, meet from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. During meetings, we discuss upcoming trips, news/updates, and cover a technical lesson. We have 2 to 4 trips each month throughout the school year and often have big trips during winter and summer breaks. Check out our current Spring 2022 Schedule.