About North Coast Adventure Centers
North Coast Adventure Centers Inc. - Connecting the North Coast, one adventure at a time
NCAC is structured as a employee-owned corporation, a CO-OP model. This means that most of our departments are run by employee owners and the organization's decisions are being made locally by activity experts.
We are part of the Humboldt Made movement, click on the logo below to see more information about Humbodlt.
We have centers in the following locations:
- Arcata, CA
- Crescent City, CA
- Del Loma, CA
- Willamette Valley, OR
Below are some articles about North Coast Adventure Centers and more information about our company.
Mens Health "20 Guys Trips that Will Change Your Life" - Summer 2010Climb a Redwood: The 1,500-year-old, 300-foot-tall redwoods of California's Humboldt County scrape the sky. But for conservation reasons, climbing them is illegal except by organized canopy tour. With North Coast Adventure Centers, you'll shimmy up seven stories before spending the next 2 to 3 hours taking in an eagle's-eye view of Redwood Park by zipline.Why: It's fun, and you'll contemplate your own humble existence in the shadows of these giants that witnessed Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's arrival in 1542.Do it: $75, northcoastadventurecenters.com
American Way Magazine: "American Canopy Tours" 2011
Born in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, modern zip-line canopy tours let adventure seekers traverse high-flying cables through some of the world’s most scenic wildernesses. And while these ripping rides have persisted as adventure-travel staples in tropical hot spots for nearly two decades, zip-line tours have recently spread beyond the jungles and taken root stateside in a big way.Today, travelers in the U.S. can join guided treetop nature tours ranging from the California redwoods to the Florida wetlands; scream along the cables at upwards of 65 mph on steep, near-free-fall speed lines; and even soar high through the neon jungle of Las Vegas. Take flight with one of these operators:North Coast Adventure Centers Arcata, Calif., 280 miles north of San Francisco: Explore the world’s tallest trees from a height of 70 to 120 feet in Arcata’s Redwood Park, in Humboldt County. The knowledgeable guides at this outdoor-adventure co-op teach participants how to clip and unclip each other to the lines before they zip through the canopy. $75, www.northcoastadventurecenters.com
Outside Magazine: Top 5 Redwood Canopy Tours in the Nationhttp://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/adventure-adviser/The-Best-Zip-Line-Tours-Redwood-Canopy-Tours.html
NCAC strives to partner with the best guides, naturalists, and organizations to serve the North Coast outdoor community.
What We Do:One of our goals in to help shape Humboldt as an adventure destination. We do that through three main areas of focus:Tours: Canopy, The Big Rappel/Rock Climbing, Eco-Tours, Rafting, International Trips, and KayakingTraining: Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Rock Climbing, Canopy Tour, Ropes Course, Adventure Training, Eco-tour Guide, River Guide School, Swiftwater Rescue, and Mountian BikingRetreats: Business, School, Non-profit, Ropes Course, and general team-building programs
*In addition to these areas, we are developing outdoor semester programs for college and high school students
- We are a company that runs like a coop, acts like a nonprofit, and is entirely employee owned
- We are committed to sharing adventure, community, and fun with anyone that wants to join our programs and adventures
- We strive for continuous improvement, service excellence, and world-renouned customer service
- We are trainers, local companies, regional forces, and international explorers - active in our fields
- We empower, respect, and challenge team members to be their best
- We are dedicated to the local community through environmental sustainability and social responsibility
- We encourage team member and customer diversityHiring:
We are continuing to look for talented folks to support our mission and lifestyle. If you want to have fun and work hard - change your life and come live the ADVENTURE LIFE!We are searching for energetic folks to take these positions:Scouting Program DirectorDirector of Business Trainings & RetreatsMedical Advisor
If you have little to no skills but a lot of passion, show up and train (intern) until we hire you. If you have skills - work as a per diem staff member, support one of our directors, or run your own program! All of our programs are self sufficient, meaning your department is in charge of its budget. We work on an empowerment and peer collaboration model. You are responsible to the group for risk management, training, curriculum development, and program delivery. You are also responsible to your peers to make things happen.
We work with interns, assistant guides and facilitators ($10/hr), lead guides and facilitators ($15/hr), and talented trainers ($20/hr). We offer wholesale pro deals, company retreats, subsidized gym memberships, an employee wellness program, job empowerment and independence, and team member profit sharing.
Questions:Sounds like a lot?, IT IS!Is it fun?, YEAH!Do I get to go on Local and International Adventures?, Why not!
Can I get trained in other program areas?, We want you to!
Do you have Pro-Deals?, For working staff you bet!How do I get involved?, Attend a training or email Jon, one of our founders: Jon@NorthCoastAdventureCenters.comOur community of adventure companies and in-house programs bring together decades of experience. Offering certificates and trainings, local adventure tours, regional and international trips, and adventure consulting - NCAC continues to offer innovative programs, boundary breaking partnerships, and experiences that will change your life.