The Adventure School
                                                   Extraordinary Leadership Education
About Us

The Adventure School
offers programs that develop happy, creative and courageous leaders.

The programs offered by The Adventure School are Adventure Youth Group, Adventure Days and Summer Adventure Camps.


The Adventure School
was formed in 2000 by Mike and Marianne Carruth.  Mike, known by his students as " Mr. Mike," has over 25 years of experience in Leadership and Outdoor education. He has created and led programs for corporations, universities, organizations and schools throughout the US and Central America.

He and his wife, Marianne, began The Adventure School to improve leadership and social skills for home-schoolers. Since it's beginning, The Adventure School has grown to include programs for all children. Mike and Marianne live in western North Carolina.

Mike and Marianne, both natives of WNC, have extensive experience in education. Their daughter Mattie works for The Adventure School as a program leader.  She has extensive experience in outdoor activities, leadership training and outdoor education. She has a bachelor's degree in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education.