Authentic Leadership Wilderness Adventure Retreat in the Adirondack High Peaks

  • P.O. Box 379, Keene, NY, 12942
  • Aug 23 - 26, 2018 (4 days)
  • $650

Event Highlights

  • Join us on a four day adventure retreat into the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks, that will focus on self-discovery. We will start this adventure with a week of self paced online learning starting August 14th. On August 23rd at 8:00am sharp you will meet us at the High Peaks Information Center at the Adirondack LOJ for a four day guided adventure to Scott's Clearing. This is a gradual trek into one of the least visited areas of the High Peaks.


The week before the retreat there is a self paced online line lesson that should take a few days to complete.

Day 1: We hike up into the high peaks and setup camp. Have a light dinner and a structured chat around the fire place.
Day 2: Is personal discovery day, and this starts with meditation, a few structured conversations, hike, and more meditation.
Day 3: We discover the practices of authentic leadership theory by learning what they are and putting them to use
Day 4: We start with meditation, stretching, large breakfast, recap of lessons, and head out.

About This Event

This retreat will cultivate your self-awareness and prepare you to innovate and lead. For four days we will venture to some of the least traveled destinations of the Adirondacks lead by a licensed New York guide. We will climb mountains, build campsites, take in the wonder of the Adirondacks, and practice the theory of authentic leadership, a theory built on developing a core understanding of your capabilities.

Authentic Leadership is a theory of leadership development that focuses on understanding the core of your possibilities.  The path to establishing authentic habits begins with a process of understanding our self.   When you understand who you are you can perceive how your abilities fit into your goals.  In this course we will utilize proven techniques that have been shown to improve an individual's understand of one's self.  We will apply our new understanding of our self to our current goals and develop a path towards an authentic vision.

Venue Highlights

The Adirondack Mountains are some of the most secluded wilderness in the United States. The variety of wildlife and terrain is breathtaking. If you have never been out here or if you have been before but would like to see a less traveled part of the Adirondack High Peaks than this retreat is for you.


We will be camping in some of the most remote parts of the Adirondack High Peaks. You will be thousands of feet up surrounded by spectacular views, flowing rivers and lakes, and the largest mountain peaks in Upstate New York.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Our meals will be made of mostly local organic ingredients, vegetarian, and gluten free. Please request any alternatives to this.


You will need to arrive at the High Peaks Information Center at the Adirondack LOJ, in Lake Placid, NY, no latter then 8:00 am sharp on August 23rd. Make sure you are going to the Adirondack LOJ (sic) and not an Adirondack Lodge or log cabin, there is only one Adirondack LOJ. We will be heading out at 8:00am be prepared to get to the High Peaks Information Center at the ADK Loj, your phone will not work out here.

The cost of this wilderness adventure and retreat is $650 this cost includes three vegetarian gluten free meals a day, filtered water, food canister rental, and an annual membership to the Adirondack Leadership Institute. Additional equipment rental is available for $160 for the complete trip.

Equipment needed (rental optional)

A tent with good water proofing
Sleeping bag rated to at least 30 degrees fahrenheit
Sleeping pad (it is rocky out here)
Back Pack that can fit all gear, clothing, personal items, and a 12x9 inch 10 liter bear proof food canister
Trekking polls (if you have trouble hiking long distances in mountain terrain)

All guests must bring the following (these are not available for rental):

Shoes that cover the entire foot (running shoes work well)
At least three pairs of wool or synthetic socks
At least three layers of wool or synthetic full sleeve upper body protection (the weather is unpredictable and it can quickly get cold up there)
Wool or synthetic pants
T-shit for hotter days
Shorts or swim trunks for hotter days (and possibly swimming)
Rain Coat
Water Bottle (Plastic or metal)

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