Changing Course was founded in 1998 from a strong desire to help people make good choices.
In 1998 we began our first Summer Camp program for juvenile probationers that was a week long and gave these youth the opportunities to ride horses, rock climb, participate in water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, blobbing, participation on a challenge course, zip lines and sessions that were directed at goal setting, decision making and change.
In 1999 the organization added a program called Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel.) Project HOPE was desigtned to be used in P.E. classes for Middle and High Schools. The program was 10 weeks long, administered in the Physical Education Class and was very successful. in 1999 23 high school students participated, most of which were failing core classes, had a high truancy rate and spent a lot of their time in ISS. When completed it was reported by the teachers and administration that all were passing their core classes, the ISS and truancy rate was down and that overall the students that had been involved became a catalysts for change in the school.
- In 2001 a camp for Parker Chiropractic College was designed and will celebrate 12 years of successful camps this year.
- In 2002 the organization incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
- In 2003 Changing Course added Project Challenge, a monthly campout for juvenile probation youth, ages 13-17.
- By 2005 Changing Course reached a multitude of youth and adults throughout various programs. Adding new programs for teaching adults life skills also.
- In 2008 Changing Course began a partnership with Mt. Lebanon Camp and Conference when we began managing their challenge course
And presently we are continuing to grow our client base and expand our mission to include Life and Business Coaching, Organizational Re-design for businesses and more.
Changing Course is dedicated to developing and administering programs to enhance teamwork, self-worth, leadership, responsibility, and accountability to all types of groups.