The Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board (GRAB) is the student programming entity of the office. Selected through a formal application process, these volunteer facilitators commit to 300 hours of annual training and deliver over eighty challenge course and wilderness based programs each year.
Our staff is trained to professional standards in risk management, group facilitation, wilderness medicine, and leadership theory. From the classroom to the field, this curriculum prepares facilitators to manage the well-being of their participants in dynamic environments and situations, ranging from mountaineering in Peru to grappling with energy poverty in rural Ethiopia.
These programs are designed to provide physical and emotional challenges that strengthen composure, compassion, and decision-making skills in ways that translate to personal and professional life. The GRAB experience is built to develop student facilitators into strong professionals.