All of our exceptional and highly motivated students participate in the program on full or partial scholarships, and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will directly support ARC’s programs in the following ways:

$5000     Sponsors an entire life-changing 40-day summer course for 1 high school student
$3500     Sponsors an entire life-changing 24-day summer course for 1 high school student
$2500     Sponsors a 7-day group backpacking expedition in Sequoia National Park, Yosemite or Desolation Wilderness
$1500    Sponsors 12 youth for a weekend retreat excursion to Lake Tahoe or the Central Coast
$1000     Facilitates a week of literacy & leadership classes for 1 student during ARC’s summer course
$500       Creates an opportunity for youth to build trust & overcome challenges at a ropes course
$100       Purchases one new pair of waterproof hiking boots that will outfit many feet during the coming years
$50         Sponsors one high school student to practice determination through rock climbing
$20         Provides 1 mentoring meeting between an ARC staff person and a summer course graduate

Ready to support ARC?

To support ARC click one of the “Donate” buttons on this page or mail a check payable to Adventure Risk Challenge to:

Adventure Risk Challenge
PO Box 3208
Truckee, CA 96160

For more information on our giving program, please contact us.

ARC also greatly appreciates your in-kind gifts. Our needs include:
  • Office supplies
  • Gently used outdoor equipment and gear
  • Gently used outdoor clothing
  • Young adult novels and dictionaries for our library
  • New hiking boots and socks


Volunteering for ARC
Year after year, our volunteers have provided invaluable service to the program. We have many opportunities for both our summer and year-round programming. To inquire about volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application, and one of us will contact you soon.
Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Tutoring in Writing, Public Speaking, and/or Environmental Science
  • Mentoring a high school participant
  • Supporting logistical projects
  • Coordinating events with staff
  • Teaching a workshop during a weekend retreat
  • Participating in a board-level committee
Partner Organizations
IRIE Rafting
Summer Search
Sagehen Creek Field Station
Yosemite Conservancy
Yosemite Leadership Program
Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation
Vail Epic Promise
Project Discovery
Calvin Crest
Rotary Club of Tahoe City
SH Cowell Foundation
Yosemite National Park
Placer County Health and Human Services
Summit Adventure
Rotary Club of Tahoe City