We take immense pride in our commitment to safety. At the forefront of every decision we make is the safety and comfort of our players. We have chosen our trip destinations carefully, and at least one of our staff has traveled everywhere we go and spent extensive time developing a relationship with our partners. We do our best to manage risk in order to provide rewarding, invaluable experiences for our players.
All trips are carefully planned.
Our experienced office staff spends the whole year planning, organizing and making arrangements for well-crafted trips, so once our programs are running, logistics not a source of stress. We plan meals, accommodations, transportation, and actives, and we confirm service partners up to a year in advance in order to hand off a well-planned trip to our leaders. This allows them to put all their energy into the well-being and happiness of our players, which results in safer, more successful trips.
We hire mature and experienced leaders.
Woza Leaders are exceptional role models for our players. Our average leader is 24 years old and has a wealth of experience working with teenagers, traveling abroad, and playing soccer. We hire people who are smart decision-makers, creative problem solvers, and constant thinkers about safety. Experience and leadership are cornerstones to our hiring process.
All Woza Leaders go through rigorous training.
Before trips begin, we require all leaders to take a Wilderness First Aid Class, a two-day intensive course, complete with hands-on learning and practice. In addition, we have a week-long all-staff training before the summer begins. Rarely are these first aid skills used for any more than scrapes and bruises, rather the extra training motivates our leaders to take a proactive approach to risk management and safety. Our proactive approach allows us to strive to mitigate risk before it happens.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.