GOAT is a group of passionate people on a mission to help under-resourced kids achieve their full potential.

Our team meets kids in these circumstances and equips them with Biblical, foundational life lessons through outdoor adventure trips. Our activities create opportunities for mentorship, teaching, and friendship that lead to growth and change.

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Each year we provide free outdoor trips, indoor rock climbing and mentoring for over 1,000 kids from partner organizations. These trips are a backdrop to teach character skills, leadership development and Biblical lessons to kids from all over South Carolina.

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Over 90% of these kids pay nothing to come on adventures with us. We are funded by generous people who believe in our mission, as well as our indoor rock climbing facility. GOAT would never exist without our generous donors.

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Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with happenings around GOAT. You can check out recent posts below, or follow along here

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Always looking for a challenge

Our Adventure Team is always looking for a challenge. This day it was a particularly tricky downed tree in DuPont State Forest, North Carolina. Check out an outtake from Max’s attempts on our in…

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From Participant to Employee

Three years ago we started a group mentoring program called an “Adventure Team” as a way to develop middle and high school boys as leaders among their peers and to give them a way to earn …

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Full Circle

Three summers ago on a mountain biking trip, there was a thirteen year old boy in the group who told us that he “would work for GOAT one day”. If you’ve been around GOAT at all over the last thr…

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Core Values – Trip

“Come, follow me.” John 4:19 Jesus said these words to his disciples when the first started their friendship, but also as the last words he says to Peter at the end of the book of John. These very…

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The Mountain Goat

One of our main funding sources is our indoor climbing gym – The Mountain Goat. it’s the only 501c3 non-profit climbing gym in the country.

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