To fulfill the mission of No Barriers, we offer myriad programming opportunities that span from virtual learning to in-person annual festivals. Keep reading to learn more about the experiences YOU can have to learn the tenets of the No Barriers Life and remind yourself that What’s Within You is Stronger Than What’s in Your Way.


THE SUMMIT

“I break barriers. They don’t break me.” The No Barriers Summit is a one-day event that challenges you to find your invincible self. Whether you have a disability, face discrimination, lost a loved one, or struggle with illness, the No Barriers Summit helps you redefine what is possible. Attendees love our fully-accessible activities, world-famous speakers, and renowned performers. Join the No Barriers community — people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, who believe that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.

You’re invited to the 2020 Virtual Summit, June 26-27!

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You’ll Join a Community Dedicated to Overcoming Adversity

Find camaraderie among a diverse and passionate group of people who all strive to create a world without barriers.

You’ll Experience Things You've Never Experienced Before

Embark on an adventure by participating in accessible activities locally or globally.

You’ll Discover How to Unleash Your Fullest Potential

Gain the knowledge and tools to spark change not only in your own life but in the world.


SPECIAL EVENTS

What’s Your Everest

What’s Your Everest is our annual fundraiser where you can connect with the No Barriers community and remind yourself that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way. Climb a mountain with renowned blind adventurer & No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer for the most unique hike experience you’ll ever have!

No Barriers Outdoor Classic

Join us at the 9th Annual No Barriers Outdoor Classic October 5-6, 2020 at Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium and The Cliffs at Walnut Cove!

The No Barriers Outdoor Classic raises money for No Barriers Warriors program that improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based experiences in challenging environments such as the Pisgah National Forest. The programs catalyze change by challenging the way veterans think about themselves, their barriers, and their future.


VIRTUAL LEARNING

If the phrase “online learning” makes you cringe, we’re here to change your mind. Unlike other online learning courses, our interactive, inspirational, and gamified solutions take place both online and offline. They include individual and team activities. Programs focus on our proven curriculum for teaching people to believe what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.

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The No Barriers experience has the capacity to change your life. For me, it confirmed that I was not alone in seeing that adversity is often the catalyst for our growth.

2019 No Barriers participant


FIELD EXPEDITIONS

Individuals or teams join our domestic expeditions for a combination of courageous inspiration, outdoor adventure, creative visioning, problem solving, and guided exploration of self and work. Experience a new peace of mind as you embrace barriers with the support of experienced facilitators. Return to your “real life” with the energy and mindset to create meaning and purpose as you lead beyond barriers and discover that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.

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CLASSROOM RESOURCES

No Barriers partners with passionate educators across the world who want their students to reach their potential, not only for the benefit of the individual students, but also for the greater good. These educators know that if students can connect to a meaningful purpose and develop a mindset and skill set for working through challenges, they will make a difference in their communities and the world.

To get there, we support educators to implement inspirational and transformational learning experiences designed through the unique No Barriers Life framework. Grounded in social and emotional learning, the No Barriers Life’s seven elements provide a framework to develop a sense of purpose and confidence, grow through challenges, make meaningful connections, and give back as leaders who serve.

Our curricula take students on a journey to strengthen their social and emotional knowledge, attitudes and skills. Through inspirational stories, dynamic mixed media content, and experiential activities, students develop the mindset and skill set to navigate the world and live a fulfilling and purposeful life.

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THE NO BARRIERS CAMPUS // COLORADO SUMMER CAMPS

The No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes is one step from wilderness and that’s how we like it! Our overnight experiences in Colorado, including summer camps for youth and trips for people of all ages, are located in an intentionally rustic playground that provides participants with a great balance of structured outdoor activity with enough space to connect and socialize with peers in our beautiful mountain setting. Participants can engage in rock climbing, a high ropes course, a zip line, team building games and activities, and much, much more.

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