At DNK Presents we lead guided adventure retreats for groups and businesses for team building, health and wellness, and client and employee reward programs. We have taken groups hiking, backpacking, trail running, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing and canoeing.
We started DNK Presents because of our love of the great outdoors and adventure. We accredit our professional success and strong relationship to our connection to nature and our healthy work life balance. But what does adventure really mean to us? We’re so glad you asked!
What is Adventure?
- -Challenging yourself mentally and physically
- – Trying something for the first time
- -Overcoming a fear or obstacle
- -Pushing yourself beyond what you think you cannot accomplish
- -Taking risks
- -Living off the grid
- -Being outside (anytime of year!)
- -Not having an itinerary
- -Living in the present
Adventure – according to dictionary.com is 1. (noun) an unusual, exciting, typically hazardous experience or activity. 1. (verb) engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially in the exploration of unknown territory.
Knowing our definition and the dictionary’s definition of adventure, it’s sort of an oxymoron that we “plan” adventures for groups and businesses because adventure is the unexpected. As in life you plan as much as you can to a certain point, hopefully everything falls into place, but sometimes things do not always turn out the way we had planned. How do we handle set backs, and the unexpected situations? Successful people are those who figure out how to move forward from an unexpected situation or set back.
We believe experiencing new adventures in your life prepares you for the unexpected occurrences that life throws us at times. Filling your life with new adventures and experiences is a way to live a fulfilled and well-balanced life. Studies have proven that outdoor activities increase problem solving skills, productivity, creativity, and develop a positive mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
We have been blessed to have experienced many adventures with DNK Presents and on our own. We have been caving in lava tubes in Mt. St. Helens, skied un-groomed terrain in Mount Rainier National Forest, white water rafted and rappelled waterfalls in the jungles of Costa Rica, competed in mountain bike adventure races and many more exciting and challenging activities. We have found that living our lives filled with adventure and excitement gives us the courage to take on new challenges, be prepared to face whatever life brings to us, and to be grateful for the many gifts we are blessed with.
Like Amelia Earthart said, “ Adventure in itself is worthwhile.”
We are blessed to share our passion for the great outdoors while helping individuals, groups and businesses find and explore their next big adventure.
What does adventure meant to you? What was your last great adventure? Let us know in the comments below!
We came across this article (link below) which has some great tips on learning about plants and animals in the backcountry. As you go out for your summer adventure in the wilderness make sure you are fully prepared. If you can’t make one of our beginner adventures the guide from Flora and Fauna gives you some great survival tips for the backcountry. As always do not attempt to consume any plant or berry that is in question of edibleness. There are many plants and berries that are not edible in the wilderness and it is always best to have a trained professional that is experienced on wilderness survival who is with you to determine whether something is edible or not.
Click here below to read the full article.
We are offering Sunday evening paddle adventures on the White River in Indianapolis this summer. Starting June 7th from 4-6:30 we will dock at Broad Ripple park with our canoes and kayaks for a leisure paddle on the River. These events are first come first serve so if you want to sign up click here. We are looking forward to seeing you on the water this summer!
Is your business looking for something different for an office outing? We offer outdoor adventures for businesses for team building such as canoeing, camping, hiking, learning the basics of the backcountry, and many more! Contact us to learn more about outdoor adventures for your company!
We hope you have an adventurous weekend!
Danielle & Kate