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Submitting this form is a preliminary inquiry and does not confirm a booking. We will assess program feasibility based on your request. Final availability, scheduling, and suitability will be confirmed by our team. Thank you for your interest; we will contact you to discuss further.

Our programs are customized to your group's unique needs. A precise quote will be provided after gathering your specific requirements. Thank you for your understanding and trust in our commitment to delivering a tailored program.

Professional Development Workshops

Advance your career with our hands-on workshops led by industry professionals. Gain practical skills for real-world success.

Community Skills Workshops & Adventures​

Join a vibrant community of learners as you embark on skill-building adventures. Learn, share, and grow together in engaging workshops.

Certification and Instructor Courses​

Elevate your expertise with our certification programs and instructor courses. Acquire specialized knowledge and lead in your industry with confidence.

Virtual Workshops

Immerse yourself in transformative virtual workshops that transcend boundaries. Connect, learn, and innovate in the digital realm, no matter where you are

Professional Development Workshops

Social Emotional

Adventurous Social Emotional Learning Programs- Facilitation Foundations Series

Adventurous Social Emotional Learning Programs- Facilitation Foundations Series

Experiential social-emotional learning (SEL). Our activity-based workshop helps you build youth programs that build connections to self and community while developing skills for life.

Relationship skills, leadership and followership skills, grit and resilience, communication capacity, planning and vision, responsibility and shared values. The hallmarks of our adventurous SEL programs.

Ideal for school & afterschool educators, youth groups, social services orgs, police & fire departments, social workers and clinicians, and camp staff.

Bring adventurous social emotional learning (SEL) to your work. These workshops are ideal for people who work with youth and emerging adults and want to expand their experiential learning programs!

Your group will learn by doing as we explore essential concepts of adventurous education, program safety, activity selection, framing and reflecting, social-emotional learning, group development and much, much more.

This series encompasses three full days of immersive professional development broken into 3 separate and cumulative workshops:

Adventure Facilitation Foundations 1- Launching Adventurous SEL

Adventure Facilitation Foundations 2- Expanding Adventurous SEL & Group Management

Adventure Facilitation Foundations 3- Building Adventurous Culture in your Organization

These are offered as open-enrollment workshops or bring in Team Imo for custom workshop delivery. Learn more about each program here

Trauma Informed

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Adventure Facilitation​

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Adventure Facilitation​

As an informed and compassionate educator and adventure facilitator, understanding core concepts of trauma, and it’s potential impact upon program participants is critical. In this 2 hour workshop, we will explore concepts related the neurobiological nature of trauma, potential behavioral implications in an adventure programming environment, and participant assistance measures to assist in de-escalating behavior. This workshop can be delivered as part of an in-person professional development training or virtually.

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices

Discover the power of restorative practices with our customizable workshops and training sessions. Learn how to cultivate a sense of belonging and foster strong relationships within your organization. Our sessions explore essential theory and practical techniques for community engagement, including setting clear expectations, nurturing a sense of community, delivering constructive feedback, and effectively resolving conflicts. Let us design a program that aligns with your organization’s specific goals and objectives.

Paraeducator Training

Paraeducator Training

Paraeducator Training

Our wide array of workshops and trainings are designed to empower paraeducators with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their crucial roles within educational settings. We understand the vital work that paraeducators provide to the entire school community. Our training sessions are tailored to equip you with effective strategies for assisting students with diverse learning needs, fostering a positive and inclusive classroom environment, and collaborating seamlessly within your community.

Through interactive sessions, real-world scenarios, and practical tools, our workshops aim to enhance the capabilities of paraeducators, ultimately contributing to a more enriching and supportive educational experience for all students. Join us in these engaging and transformative training opportunities to further your impact and make a meaningful difference in the lives of students.

Nature Education

Leading Immersive Nature Education Workshops

Leading Immersive Nature Education Workshops

Bring your classroom to life with Imo and Project Learning Tree.

Project Imo staff will help you bring your nature workshops to life. We incorporate Project Learning Tree’s award-winning environmental education program into your experience. Our trained PLT facilitators will give your faculty the background they need to incorporate active and engaging learning into their natural sciences curriculum. Project Learning Tree connects adventurous learning grade-level-appropriate standards. 

The concepts in our PLT materials help teach people not what, but rather how to think about the environment through scientific discovery and exploration. The lessons actively engage learners in across five major themes: patterns, interrelationships, systems, structure and scale, and stability and change.

Conflict Management

Emotional De-escalation & Conflict Management for Youth Workers

Emotional De-escalation & Conflict Management for Youth Workers

Youth workers, teachers, camp staff, mentors, coaches all end up helping youth people resolve conflict and are often called upon to help a youth in crisis.

Project Imo will help your team take conflict resolution and de-escalation to the next level. This immersive workshop helps participants gain:

Understanding of individual escalation from cognitive, emotional, and physiological perspectives.
Powerful understanding of our own emotional response to conflict.
De-escalation strategies for emotionally escalated individuals.
Foundational communication strategies for conflict resolution.
Understanding of potential causes of interpersonal conflict within a group.
Conflict resolution strategies such as feedback, taking perspective, and building consensus.
Appreciation of the power of practicing conflict resolution in positive youth development.
This immersive workshop runs from 6-8 hours and includes activities that reinforce concepts. This is not a psychiatric emergency crisis response workshop but rather a workshop built for practical application for conflict between youth in program environments.

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership Adventures

Organizational Leadership Adventures

Who are YOU as an organization?

Real growth or change in an organization comes with strong culture. Strong culture comes from shared experience and co-created values developed in a way that transforms a group of individuals into a community with common purpose.

Project Imo facilitators support your team as they embed commitments to values-based practices into each experience. We will create a customized journey for your team. Whether it is a wilderness excursion, portable teambuilding course, flatwater explorations, ancestral survival skills, or wilderness “escape rooms”, we will work with your group to develop a singular experience.

Beyond abstract assessments

We don’t employ abstract surveys and assessment models that are nearly impossible to operationalize in the real workplace. Our facilitation experts will work with your team in real time to identify strengths and challenges during actual experiences.


Building internal capacities

Project Imo works with you to identify specific goals in advance of your experience and tailors our multimodal experiential learning model to your needs. This poises your team to grow and retain capacities for sustained excellence.

Creating strategic visionaries

Big visions require a team that can see the horizon, but this isn’t just about the big picture. Organizational visions require clear and common purpose, identifiable goals, and strategies to attain these goals. We will facilitate an engaging, adventurous training for your team that circles back perfectly into your workspace.

Community Skills Workshops & Adventures

Nature Excursion

Nature Excursions

This one-day program gives your group a chance to explore the natural trails and waterways around you! We’ll help your group plan a hike or flatwater paddling experience to learn about nature, bond as a team, or simply to get the old blood pumping. These excursions can range from Project Imo facilitators arriving at your location to offer expertise or we can plan for your whole group to use Project Imo gear, boats, and more.

Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills Workshop

This one-day program covers the basics of trip preparation, nutrition and food preparation, gear selection, trip planning, and basic outdoor risk management concepts. This is the perfect place to start learning the ins-and-outs of solid, safe, and respectful backcountry practices.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Workshop

Utilizing the 7 principle of Leave No Trace, our LNT facilitators will focus on teaching how to leave a minimum impact on the outdoors. This includes an overview of the national Leave No Trace program, discussions outdoor ethics, apply LNT practices to a variety of environments, and more.

Certification and Instructor Courses

Red Cross Certification

American Red Cross Certifications

American Red Cross Certifications

Do your staff or faculty know how to appropriately respond to a potentially life threatening injury or illness? Do you want to make sure your learners, clients, and team are as protected as possible?

Project Imo’s certified American Red Cross instructors can provide an array of immersive training including first aid, CPR, AED, tourniquet, epipen, naloxalone (Narcan), and more.

Reach out. Group rates apply for contract workshops.

Wilderness Survival



These courses are designed for anyone spending time in the backcountry.  Our experienced Imo staff will cover the concepts of trip planning, risk management, basic navigation, emergency response, Leave No Trace principles, problem-solving, group dynamics, navigation, and PI procedures. 

This also serves as a foundational training for Project Imo volunteers who will be leading excursion programs as Program Leader 1 or above.  This is not a certification course.

Virtual Workshops

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School and Youth Groups

We’ll help connect participants to a variety of social-emotional competencies using a wide catalogue of virtual activities. These engaging workshops are hard to resist.

Project Imo facilitators will conduct an in-depth assessment of your specific needs prior to the event and schedule a tech-test a few days in advance of the program to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Dynamic Workplaces

Dynamic Workplaces

It’s been a while since your team has connected outside of those nearly indigestible WebZormEx meetings.

Reengage. Reconnect. Reinvigorate.

You set the tone. We set the stage.

Our expert consultants will leverage tens of thousands of hours of group facilitation to immerse your team in vibrant and FUN learning connections. We’ll help you identify the most pressing issues of the day to address in your session.

We can address topics such as organizational and interpersonal communication, root problem analysis, employee perspective sharing, common goal & vision setting, and much, much more.

Virtual Skill Building

Virtual Skill Building

Are you looking for some skill building? Perhaps you’d like to connect your team to a live workshop with our expert staff.

We can engage your crew with backcountry skill training, camp cooking workshops, and much more. We’ll work with you to set up a specific date and time to have you “meet” us in the virtual landscape and help you figure out the skills package that’s right for you.

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Terms and Conditions

As a condition to my participation in the Project Imo Program, I agree that Project Imo, Inc., their agents, trustees, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf shall not be liable for any injury, mental distress, damage, loss, expense, delay, or inconvenience suffered by me and arising out of my participation in the Project Imo program, except to the extent such injury, mental distress, damage, loss, expense, delay or inconvenience is caused solely by the willful misconduct of Project Imo. Furthermore, I hereby agree to release and discharge PI, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative, and estate as follows: 

  1. I acknowledge that the Project Imo programs entail various optional outdoor adventure based recreational activities such as, but not limited to: canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, caving, ropes courses, mountain biking, hiking, and snow skiing/boarding. These activities entail known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risk simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. If I do decide to participate in such optional activities, such decision is mine alone and I assume all risks associated with such optional activity, and Project Imo shall not have any liability for any injury, death, loss, damage, expense, delay or inconvenience suffered by me arising out of such participation, except to the extent such injury, damage, loss, expense, delay or inconvenience is caused solely by willful misconduct of Project Imo.


    The risks of the programs include, but are not limited to: slips and falls while walking in rugged, hazardous terrain; severe weather and environmental conditions; hypothermia; accidental drowning; sprains, strains, joint dislocations, and broken bones; falling from high places; the negligence of other participants; and exposure to potentially harmful wildlife, insects, and plant life. 


    All activities are supervised throughout the program. Instruction will be provided regarding the safe use of all equipment and activities. Participants are advised to point out hazardous situations to the facilitators. 


    “I hereby take full responsibility for these risks and understand that other risks may also exist. I take full responsibility for those risks.” 


  1. “I understand that my negligence may result in injury to another person or equipment. I take full responsibility and hold harmless Project Imo from any claims, demands, or causes of action which are associated with my negligence.”


  1. “I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.”


  1. “I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Project Imo from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of PI’s equipment or facilities.”


  1. Should Project Imo or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and cost to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.


  1. I have read and fully understand the trip description and registration form, medical contact form, and any other materials provided by Project Imo regarding the trip. I have had the opportunity to ask any questions that I may have about the trip and related activities and the responsibilities and risk involved. All of my questions have been fully answered.


  1. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the cost of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I have no medical or physical conditions, which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume, and bear the cost of, all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by such condition.


  1. In the event that I file a lawsuit against Project Imo, I agree to do so solely in the State of Connecticut, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state


I, for myself, legal representatives, heirs and assigns, hereby release, waive and discharge Project Imo, its officers, employees, directors, shareholders and its parent and affiliated companies (“Releasees”), from all liability to me, legal representatives, heirs and assigns, for any and all loss or damage, and any claims or damages resulting therefrom, on account of injury to my person or property, even injury resulting in my death, while I am participating in said activity and/or being transported to or from said event, unless such loss is caused solely by the willful misconduct of a Releasee. 

Medical Disclosure:  I neither know of nor have any reason to believe that I have any medical condition and certify that I am not taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs that could either result in injury to me or others if I participate in any activity during the Project Imo program, become excited, agitated or anxious, assist in rescue situations, provide emergency care, receive emergency care or other first aid (i.e., due to an infectious disease, diabetes or other condition) or otherwise adversely affect my ability to participate in this event.  

I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Project Imo on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. 

I hereby grant to Project Imo all rights necessary to enable Project Imo to use, reproduce, assign, and/or distribute, in all forms and in any media, my image and/or photograph or video, and any such other items related to my use of the Project Imo programs and events for promotion and/or education purposes. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms. 

In consideration of (Print minor’s name) (“Minor”) being permitted by Project Imo to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities, I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Project Imo from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of Minor, and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by Minor. 

Thank you for choosing Project Imo programs! We’re excited to take a journey with you. There are a few things that you need to prepare for in advance of your day with us.


  • We will be outside. This means you need to dress appropriately. We will proceed in variable weather conditions so please check the forecast the day(s) of the program. Rain cover is required if there is any chance of inclement weather.
  • Dress in layers that will prepare you for different kinds of weather specific to our region depending on the time of year
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes-trail sneakers or boots; with socks are REQUIRED
  • Long pants are strongly suggested to protect from tick-borne illness.
  • Long-sleeved t-shirt or shirt are strongly suggested
  • Winter hat or something similar if appropriate for time of year
  • Winter gloves or something similar to keep your hands warm if appropriate for time of year



  • Signed (1) “Guidelines” (this form), (2) “Waiver and Acknowledgement Agreement”, and (3) “Health and Medical Background-Emergency Contact Information” forms


  • Positive Identification if adult, Insurance Card or information (in case of emergency)
  • Water bottle (with your name on it) and any food or snacks are outlined in your program contract
  • A backpack, bug spray, sunscreen, light source (flashlight, headlamp)


  • Project Imo hiking programs are an adventure. Come prepared with an attitude and an appetite for the exciting, the new, the ambiguous, and the profound. Leave your troubles behind, open your mind, and get ready for a great experience.
  • Group hiking is a cooperative experience. Pace and trail etiquette are discussed at the onset of the program. If the Project Imo facilitators need to adapt the pace to ensure everyone is included and can safely participate, everyone on the program must follow directions for safety.
  • We use the model “Challenge of Choice.” You are not required to do anything if you feel it poses unreasonable physical or psychological stress to you; you will be challenged to go beyond your comfort zone and to take new risks.
  • Because of safety risks inherent in an adventure program, you must follow the directions of the facilitators.


  • All participants in Project Imo, Inc. sponsored hikes must be able to complete the following requirements WITHOUT ASSISTANCE or WITH ASSISTANCE FROM A TRAINED, 1-on-1 AID,
  • Effectively warn other participants or staff of personal distress, injury, illness, or need for assistance,
  • Effectively warn others of impending adverse conditions such as tree branches, tripping hazards, falling rocks, steep elevation, animals and insects, rapid water, and other environmental hazards.
  • Communicate effectively up to a distance of 50 feet to alert program participants of hazards or distress.
  • Understand and follow basic instructions, such as urgent directions to move, stop, or other actions.
  • Travel during inclement weather.
  • Communicate nonverbally, potentially at night and in low-light conditions, through use of systems such as hand signals, rope tugs, body movement, etc.
  • Perform necessary self-care in remote or outdoor environment, including maintaining hydration and nutrition, dressing appropriately for the weather, maintaining personal hygiene and toileting, managing personal medical conditions, and utilizing safety gear.
  • Must be able to traverse uneven, rocky, or sometimes unstable terrain both up and downhill.
  • Travel without stopping at pace for up to half an hour if conditions become dangerous.
  • With a backpack or similar item, carry personal and/or group gear if necessary and under adverse for a period of time equivalent to half the scheduled outing.
  • Sustain for a potential two-hour extension of the planned activity in case of emergency.


  • Each facilitator carries a First Aid kit and supplies; let us know if you need anything.

Trail Specific Information


  • Pace- Project Imo trip leaders will work to ensure that the person in the lead of the trail line does not carry a pace where they spend time waiting for the group to catch up, and the person at the end of the line never gets a rest. We will hike as a group.
  • Leave No Trace- all Project Imo programs follow Leave No Trace principals. Our staff will cover the basics of these critical practices before we hit the trail.
  • Project Imo hiking participants must be able to work together in a cooperative manner to ensure safe and successful exploration of our greenspaces. This may include problem solving and flexibility to adapt to changing natural environments


Mosquitos and ticks are vector species for infectious bloodborne diseases. Both can transmit potentially serious viruses through bites. There are two main ways to reduce the risk of infectious bites. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. . Many species of mosquitos live in forests, marshes, and tall grasses. All species of mosquitos like water.

  • PROTECTION – We recommend placing a barrier between exposed skin and potential bites. This can include a combination of bug repellent sprays and clothing. Long pants and sleeves when travelling in tall grasses and underbrush are recommended, as are close-toed shoes and socks. The Centers for Disease Control recommend bug sprays containing EPA-registered insect repellents and treating clothing and gear with 0.5% permethrin. (but do not use directly on skin). Insect-barrier nets that cover your head are recommended when mosquitos are prevalent.

  • BEHAVIORS – Walk to the center of trails if at all possible. If your travels take you through brush or tall grass, conduct a tick-check. Check your clothing for ticks, shower after you return home, and on extended time outdoors, check your body for ticks. Conduct a full body check including under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, between the legs, and around the waist. Avoid standing water to reduce interactions with mosquitos.

I acknowledge that I have read these guidelines, and agree to abide by them while participating at in Project Imo programming:


Media Release: Project Imo, Inc. periodically uses electronic and traditional media for publicity, educational, or advertising purposes. By indicating my stance and providing my signature on this form, I acknowledge receipt of this document and deny or give permission to Project Imo, Inc. and its agents to use such reproductions of my person in any and all forms of media for educational, publicity, or advertising purposes in perpetuity without further consideration from me.

I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photograph.

I understand that I will need to notify Project Imo, Inc. if any changes to my situation occur that will impact this media release permission.

As part of the registration process for participation in our expedition program, participants are required to complete a health and medical screening form. This form collects basic demographic information and asks about any health problems, limiting physical disabilities or handicaps, allergies, reactions to medication, medical limitations, current medications and reasons, and medical insurance information. Participants acknowledge that this form is a mandatory part of the registration process and must be completed and submitted prior to the commencement of the expedition. The form will be made available for download upon completion of the registration process and will also be included in the confirmation email sent to participants.

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