Join our unapologetic modern-day Explorers on our weekend jungle expeditions and be part of the Few, the Brave, and the Proud, who make absolutely no apologies for Survival Greatness!
What Is An Expedition Adventure?
Every BraveHearts Expeditions Adventure takes teams of business leaders, business men and women, families, students of junior and senior high schools, business schools, and college faculties out into Ghana’s great outdoors. These teams sleep in canvas tents, eat camp-cooked food, hike on some of Ghana’s most breath-taking landforms, slush through knee-high rivers, hack their way through jungle thickets, scramble over dirt paths and engage waterfalls on filmed expeditions that give them so much more in return. Each Adventure features excellent outdoor instruction, practical leadership skills, hands-on teaching of technical skills, enjoyment of Ghana’s best jungles, and most of all, fun! Read on to know what a BraveHearts Expeditions Adventure is all about.
What You Will Learn
The leadership lessons you will learn on your expedition adventure easily transfers to your daily life. Because you will live and travel as an expedition, you will develop the leadership and group skills necessary for working with others in the office, at school, or at home. Self-awareness, group management, communication, team work, decision-making, judgment, initiative, and increased tolerance for adversity and uncertainty will transfer to many aspects of your life.
As a BraveHearts Expeditions Adventurer and as an ever-developing leader, you will recognize how important it is to adapt and learn such things as openness for the ambiguity of the unknown, appreciation for challenge and hard work, patience for your own and others’ anxieties, tolerance for feedback, and tolerance for discomfort. You’ll experience the joy of meeting a challenge, being part of a vibrant community and creating experiences that make you proud.
On your expedition adventure, you will learn how to live and travel comfortably in the Ghanaian outdoors. Your expedition will give you the time to learn and apply such things as map and compass use, caring for yourself and your equipment, cooking, Leave No Trace techniques, and much more. You will have more than just brief introductions to these skills; you will have ample opportunity to practice and master them. The Ghanaian jungle will offer a lifetime of recreation and learning opportunities, thanks to the time you will spend with BraveHearts Expeditions.
Managing risk at BraveHearts Expeditions starts with you learning to take care of yourself so you can become and remain a functional team member. You will learn to recognize the hazards encountered in the backcountry and mitigate the risks of those hazards. You will learn and apply leadership skills to facilitate effective group decision-making to attain the goals of your expedition adventure. As your expertise develops, BraveHearts Expeditions will coach you on how to shift from following simple rules to applying sound judgment.
Your BraveHearts Expeditions adventure will include thorough training in the Leave No Trace principles. Studying local ecology and natural history will help you to both enjoy the environment and better understand local environmental management issues. Learning and practicing the principles of wilderness ethics and sustainability combine with the BraveHearts Expeditions leadership skill set to give you the values and tools to be an effective leader in your business, home and community when you return from the expedition.
Besides weather and other environmental factors, one of the biggest challenges you will face is the expeditionary nature of the expedition adventure. With colleagues from all over the world, tent groups that may be co-ed (except for groups of students), and everyone coming from different backgrounds and experiences, it will sometimes be challenging to live in close proximity with the same people every day. However, caring for fellow expedition members and helping others when the going gets tough is what makes an adventure successful. At BraveHearts Expeditions, we call this type of teamwork “expedition behaviour”. As group members, it is vital that each individual be fully committed to the success of the expedition and the well-being of their colleagues.
The evaluation process is an integral part of every BraveHearts Expeditions adventure. You will receive feedback in a timely fashion throughout the expedition. You will also receive written evaluations from your instructors at the end of the expedition adventure. In turn, you will be asked to provide feedback to your peers, your instructors and the overall programme. Giving and getting positive or constructive feedback is a valuable communication process that you can take beyond your BraveHearts Expeditions experience.
Good Food and Nutrition
Being physically active in the outdoors requires good food and lots of it. BraveHearts Expeditions supplies a nutritious diet of fresh foods, offering numerous combinations that are limited only by your creativity. Different avenues of cuisine can be explored by experimenting with your spice kit, and wild foods such as fly-fished tilapia may provide other creative possibilities. We adjust rations for food allergies or medical and/or religion related food restrictions. Adventurers with special dietary needs would need to contact our Client Services Experts with their special needs two weeks before expedition deployment.
Instruction in Backcountry Sanitation
Personal cleanliness in the jungle and wilderness is important for health and well-being. At the beginning of the expedition, instructors discuss hygiene topics including bathing, hair washing, proper disposal of human waste, sanitary materials and non-biodegradable substances.
A Positive Learning Environment
We want to provide you with a positive learning environment. Each person’s values and beliefs affect the rest of the group and balancing these issues is an important part of expedition behaviour. If anyone feels BraveHearts Expeditions staff or expedition participants are not respecting their values or beliefs, it is essential that they speak up so the issues are addressed.
You can expect the following:
- Freedom from discrimination on any basis, including race, colour, gender, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or socio-economic background.
- A learning environment free from physical or verbal harassment.
- Real challenges and meaningful experiences.
- Thoughtful, honest and timely comments concerning your performance and abilities.
- Well-trained and qualified instructors.
BraveHearts Expeditions expects the following of you:
- To follow the safety practices and policies described in the pre-expedition information, adventure orientation, and as taught by instructors throughout the expedition, and to be responsible for your own safety and to contribute to the safety of the group.
- To participate fully in the expedition adventure – take part in study sessions, camp chores, activities, discussions, leadership, conflict resolution, and the building of a safe learning environment for all.
- To respect the values and beliefs of other expedition members.
- To be courteous to local residents and traders and help to maintain a positive image of BraveHearts Expeditions.
Send us a mail: info@braveheartsexpeditions to book an expedition or call 031-229-8036 for more information.