SROM is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). SROM is committed to AEE accreditation as a means to ensure excellence and industry best standards for all aspects of the ministry. SROM was one of the first ten wilderness adventure programs in the world to be accredited by the AEE, and the only Christian organization to achieve this distinction. Universities and organizations that have AEE-accredited outdoor programs include Harvard, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Indiana University, University of New Hampshire, and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Accreditation by the AEE means that SROM meets the highest standards for safety, risk management, instructor training, and programming in the field of outdoor adventure education.
Accreditation is a rigorous, multi-year process consisting of a comprehensive internal review and a thorough external review. The external review includes a three day site visit by peer reviewers during field operations. In 2006 all 137 standards for which SROM was accountable for had to be met and evidenced for the accreditation to be awarded.
SROM attends and presents at the International Association for Experiential Education conference regularly. The AEE conference is an opportunity to receive training and education in the field of wilderness education. The AEE conference allows SROM to stay current on issues, topics, and best practices in order to ensure continued excellence in regards to safety, risk management, instructor training, and programming. To learn more about the AEE, please refer to their website: www.aee.org.
Parent – You can be confident that your child’s safety, education, and spiritual growth are addressed according to the highest industry standards. Every aspect of our programming has been reviewed, approved and is held accountable by the AEE. Still have a question? We would be happy to speak with you about your child and their opportunity with SROM. Contact us
Student – Your time at SROM has been prepared and prayed over for months prior to your arrival. SROM is dedicated to providing you with the best technical, leadership, and discipleship skills, and the time to apply each of these skills while on course. For more information on SROM courses, visit: Courses
Group Leader – The course design and safety of your group is of utmost importance. Accreditation by the AEE means that the details of your students’ safety and experience have been addressed. This allows the trust and freedom to build relationships, stretch boundaries, and grow in Christ. For information on customized courses, visit: Custom Courses
Donor – SROM is an organization dedicated to excellence in all aspects of programming. We are willing to open up our policies for outside review and accountability. Accreditation confirms our desire to infuse the ministry with integrity in our policies, programming, staff development, and infrastructure. For information about donating to SROM, visit: Donate
To view other accredited organizations, visit: http://www.aee.org/accreditation-for-adventure-ed-prgms
To view a complete list of wilderness expeditions that SROM offers: Click Here!