Join the Program
We encourage anyone interested in TAASC to attend a meeting or two to see if it is the right fit for them. Below are FAQs to aid you in your decision-making and Applications after you have attended a meeting and are ready. If you are interested please contact us via email at Taasc.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is TAASC designed For?
The American Adventure Service Corps is designed for girls 6 to 8 and all children and young adults ages 9 through 18 who have a strong sense of adventure and are ready for a challenge.
Is it safe?
The programs are supervised by some of the finest and most experienced professional, outdoor educators in the area, most have extensive experience in guiding and instructing. There is risk in participation in adventurous activities, but equipment, safety policies, staff and training, result in activities that are much safer than high school sports such as Football.
What equipment do I need?
TAASC supplies all the necessary outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, etc. Members need to provide their own personal boots and clothes (financial assistance is available for personal clothing). Many members get so turned on to the outdoor skills that they slowly begin to acquire some of their own equipment.
How much does it cost to be a member?
There is a monthly tuition to be a member of task. for more information on this check out our Tuition page
How often does TAASC meet?
There are weekly TAASC meetings for the different age groups and service projects, trips, and committee meetings going on at various other times during the week and weekends.
What if my son or daughter wants to join but they are involved in numerous other extra-curricular activities?
We have found that to be an active and committed TAASC member, a young person should maybe only be involved in one or two other activities (outside of school). Doing two sports and TAASC is often too much. Questionnaires to TAASC members indicate that in their opinion TAASC has been more valuable to their lives than sports or other youth programs because of the high levels of adventure, service, and fun.
Is TAASC associated with a religious movement, service group or other youth organization?
No. TAASC is an independent, non-profit corporation.
Can parents go on trips?
Yes, in most cases. We have a good deal of positive parent participation on the age 8 to 12 years old activities. Some of the more eager and active parents come along on the older kid trips. We love family involvement, but there comes a time when kids need to develop on their own and do some activities without their parents along.