When safety decisions are rooted in fear, the experience of participants is compromised. When safety decisions are rooted in the conviction that healthy risk taking is necessary for the development of capable human beings, they open doors for invention, creativity, and sound risk management practices. At Kroka, we begin with the fundamental belief that healthy risk taking is essential for human development. This is grounded in our practice and philosophy of the Intuitive Guide (to learn more visit Our Approach and Core Curriculum page).
Our staff community are visionaries, risk takers, and role models who bring a wealth of experience to teaching through personal endeavors into wild places when not working with students. Kroka is committed to staff training that challenges team members to push their own limits. Two training sessions are required for guides each year. Every staff member is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness Lifeguard, and our recertification program exceeds certification standards. Many staff are also certified by the American Canoe Association, the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, and the American Mountain Guides Association.