As a result of Adam's legacy, our beautiful campus setting, and the enduring support of the institution that helped create AKAP, many of the people we serve are in the Hopkins Community. Since it is a vital addition to traditional classroom academics, components of AKAP are threaded through various aspects of the academic curriculum and the athletic team experience. It also provides developmental leadership opportunities for both Faculty and students on campus.
In accordance with the Hopkins mission, the Adventure Program also works to 'develop...the foundation for a lifelong love of learning' and 'nurture the development of character essential to leading a rich and purposeful life.' The foundational philosophy of AKAP is premised on a belief that many people can learn more effectively through direct experience in addition to thoughtful reflection and analysis of that experience. By providing individuals and groups with a series of sequenced team-based challenges in a safe environment, the program's goal is to build the skill set for participants to:
- Become effective leaders
- Find productive conflict resolution approaches
- Be confident members of high-performance teams
- Appreciate and take ownership of the group process
- Understand responsibility to themselves, others, and the community
- Encourage conscientious risk-taking beyond perceived limitations
- Excel at their endeavors
"AKAP is a very worthy program. It's excellent for teambuilding, creative thinking and self-confidence."
- Hopkins Faculty Member