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La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership

Celebrate 50 years with us!

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, all La Vida programming has been canceled this summer. Our decision to cancel was based on a strong belief that social distancing and the many other impacts of COVID-19 would have altered our ability to accomplish the core goals and mission of La Vida. Please visit program specific pages for more details. We look forward to serving you as soon as we are able.

Come for adventure, prepare for life. From custom challenge courses and rock climbing at Gordon College to multi-day backpacking or canoeing expeditions in the Adirondacks of New York and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, La Vida offers a broad range of outdoor programs for Gordon students, youth, families and a wide variety of groups. These experiential learning environments foster character and leadership development to prepare you to contribute to the greater good in your community and the world.

Our MISSION is to catalyze character formation, cultivate community and develop servant-leadership skills in individuals, groups and organizations through outdoor experiential education.

OUR PROGRAMS

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