Philosophy & core Values
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
Our goal at AmanEtania is to prepare our students for any path in life and empower them to choose a direction that serves their community and the greater world. We aim to engage our students’ innate curiosity to learn and inspire them to seek new avenues of comprehension, turning students into lifelong learners. When subject matter is made relevant through practical and transferable skills, children are immersed and invested in their education, thereby retaining more and pursuing further study.
Time in nature is among the greatest gifts we can give our children.
Why wilderness education?
Immersion in nature and vast amounts of time spent outdoors is vital to the wellbeing and development of all beings. We know that wilderness experience serves as a valuable catalyst to enable our students to become more responsible, tolerant, and self-confident individuals while developing a powerful, all-inclusive community. We also know that through an intimate outdoor experience, our students learn to become peer leaders, acquire a responsible appreciation for the natural wonders of our planet, and develop a newfound environmental ethic to carry with them throughout their lives.
WILDERNESS EDUCATION is practical Education.
We are not a traditional classroom, but our program teaches invaluable character education. Our program provides real personal growth to happen by creating the following set of conditions:
- Shifting comfort zone boundaries
- Experiences offer our students a chance to take risks in a controlled environment
- Learning and education happen continuously throughout a journey that is fun and adventurous
- No formal test to judge knowledge acquisition – the ‘test’ is the journey itself
WILDERNESS EDUCATION prepares youth for tomorrow's world.
The AmanEtania experience isn’t just about today, it’s also about tomorrow. Wilderness training and experience can impact the life of a student forever. Wilderness survival is an awareness that not only keeps you alive, it allows you thrive and find a deeper connection to the natural world. Primitive technology and traditional skills takes this even further, exploring an ancient way of relating to the land.
WILDERNESS EDUCATION is Fun & challenging.
Our program is developed with the enjoyment of our students in mind. They will be challenged in amazing environments where friendship, laughter, and fun will all be integral elements.
WILDERNESS EDUCATION promotes wellness.
Connecting with nature has been shown to:
- Reduce ADD symptoms
- Improve the senses
- Stimulate your ability to pay attention
- Calm and focus the mind
- Improve academic performance
- Enhance immune system
- Lower stress hormones
WILDERNESS EDUCATION Fosters Independence.
We believe that kids are far more capable than the modern world allows. At AmanEtania we foster the opportunity for youth and teens to be given greater freedom and greater responsibility so that they can create a better and more sustainable world.
WILDERNESS EDUCATION Teaches Leadership Skills.
At AmanEtania we are aware that we are teaching tomorrow's leaders. Our students develop leadership skills so that they are not just prepared for a wilderness adventure, but for all of life’s adventures.
Wilderness education is a Launch Pad.
We know we are not the pinnacle. We are an important step along your child’s journey. This step will teach our students how to pursue a life of fulfillment- one where the journey is just as important as the destination.
adventure awaits. explore like never before.