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Youth & Student Programs

Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course

Taking Teams to New Heights! FMACC has been building teams and leaders since 1979 and have specialized in serving youth and community audiences. A hidden adventure, this ropes course is a fun, memorable and empowering experience built in an urban forest in San Francisco. FMACC programs use a progression of warm up games, low elements that develop the team and support needed to step up to the high climbing elements to raise the challenges. We will work with you to decide which low and high activities and how to adapt the challenge level / messages to match your group and goals.

Book A Youth FMACC Program

About F.M.A.C.C Youth Program

  • FMACC is an outdoor ropes course built in tree out of ladders, ropes, ladders and cables
  • FMACC uses physical, emotional and cognitive challenges that we can adapt to all abilities and disabilities
  • FMACC serves groups of 10-100 per session in programs – Price are based on types of groups, range of participants and length of program
  • Participants at FMACC must be over 10 years of age in order to participate
  • FMACC requires a 2 week notice and $200 deposit for all group reservations
  • Scholarships available to underserved urban youth groups, ask [email protected] for details!

What We Offer

  • Part Day Programs [3.5 hours for groups from 10-75 people]
  • Full Day Programs [6.5 hour for groups from 10-100 people]
  • LOW ELEMENT ONLY  [3 hour programs for groups from 10-100]
  • “Open Days” for individuals from the general public on one Sunday afternoon every month

Team Building

PLI’s team building programs options for youth are a great way to start a team, enhance their function and be aware of their leadership potential.  These Team Building Program options create fun moments that bring people together and require them to work as a team towards a collective goal.  We use these experiences to demonstrate the power of teams and the leadership skills we all have within our teams.  You can come to our facility in San Francisco called Fort Miley or we can bring these programs to a location near you.

Book A Youth Team Building Program

Team Building Program Options

PLI Energizers : These 45-90 min high energy sessions are ideal for groups from 10 – 250 people. These programs use PLI’s best games in a fast paced interactive format to get people interacting, energized and having fun together. Perfect to start a team off, jump start a meeting or conference or to increase team morale these events get people mixing, and having fun while themes of the power of teams emerge.

PLI Team Builder : These 3 hour session are suited for teams from 10 – 60 people at one time and use games inspiring the skills all teams need to be successful, like communication, trust, cooperation and leadership. These programs use a series of large group activities and smaller team initiatives as a metaphor for teams and reflections that enhance any team’s ability to work together, solve problems and get things done. You can come to our home base at Fort Miley for these events or we can come to a location close to you.

PLI Emerging Leaders : The idea is to learn about different leadership styles and tools through PLI’s team building games. These 4 hour sessions for up to 60 participants will review the skills of leaders and then play activities that makes these skills come to life. By practicing these leadership skills here in fun games, teams see what it takes to achieve and are better able to use these leadership skills in their real world.

“Making College a Reality” SFSU Tour for Middle and High Schools : Perfect for a school group or youth programs, come take a unique visit to a college campus. PLI will lead you on an interactive experiences around SFSU were you can discover what college is all about. Programs include a campus tour, and information sessions about college and opportunities, scavenger hunts and team activities that highlight the value of the college experience. Ask our staff about setting up a day at SFSU

Leadership Opportunities

PLI leadership programs create situations that impel teams and participants into action… we believe this is fertile ground for leadership development.  All of our programs require teams to be able to overcome the challenge, thus hinge on the idea of developing leaderships skills personally and collectively.  Becoming a leader of outdoor experiential programs requires a commitment to the process of learning.

Book A Youth Leadership Program

Leadership Program Options

Our YOUTH LEAD! TEEN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE empowers diverse urban young people to be the leaders of the programs we offer. Developing the leadership skills necessary to facilitate a challenge course and lead our programs requires a commitment to the process of learning and adventure. At PLI we train approximately 80 youth every year to be leaders in our programs. In our Youth Lead! program youth are given high quality training, ongoing support, mentorship, practical leadership experience, job skills, school credit and new potential to be better leaders in their own lives.

Youth Lead! Leadership Initiative : is training diverse urban youth to be the leaders of our ropes course programs in school year and summer programs.  The Youth Lead! program offers experience, training, support, work experience, high school credits, professional development, employment opportunities, and a pathway from high school to a education and careers.  Our young leaders at PLI are between 15-23 years old, 80% youth of color, 14% are SFSU students and 96% live in San Francisco.

Summer Youth Lead! : This program hires 15-20 youth every summer to work the busy season.  More than just working at FMACC, the summer YL! help lead at Camp Arroyo, receive additional professional development, go on outdoor adventures and take part in community service events.  Come be a part of the adventure