WE HELP PEOPLE COME ALIVE
Savidge Adventures offers three-day retreats into the heart and soul of each participant to help them come alive.
BA Chemistry and Zoology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Masters of Divinity
Masters of Arts, Marriage &
Dick Savidge is the lead guide and personal growth consultant for Savidge Adventures. Growing up in the Midwest, he received his undergraduate at Miami University and discovered and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains soon after. While participating in mountain adventures, studying at Fuller Theological Seminary and starting a family, Dick realized that he had a much deeper calling. Combining two of his passions, he integrated his theological studies and his love for the Rockies into specially designed outdoor experiences to help people discover their true selves. Dick is passionate about helping every single person come alive and uses these adventures to develop spiritual formation, improved health and fitness, and new professional and relationship skills that can lead to total life transformations. His focus and devotion on guiding each person on this journey is what makes Savidge Adventures truly unique.
We promise that participants will start to understand themselves in new and exciting ways. We promise that they will be cared for, both internally and externally. We promise that they will come away with a strong sense of calling, a personally crafted mission statement and a clear understanding of what they must do to move their lives into a level of vibrancy and clarity. Finally, we promise that they will not be alone as they make these changes—all of our retreats include ongoing one-on-one coaching for the twelve months following our time together.
An empowering mission statement
Set and define personal goals
Deep personal reflection
Handcrafted Adventures are three-day retreats intended to guide participants on their own process of discovery through immersive experiences that allow them to uncover their true selves. All the activities are dependent upon the season, personal interests, and desired outcome.
Participants will arrive in time to enjoy dinner on the first night, which is followed by our first session together. We will start the second day off with breakfast together, followed by our next session and a full day of physical activity. This physical activity allows our conversation to continue while we engage with the environment. We will arrive back late afternoon with time to reflect on the day's events. We will cook dinner together, which is followed by our third session. The third day follows the same schedule as the second, with a new activity and another chance to engage in a new experience.
The last day ends with breakfast, a recap of all learning points and a summary of future action steps. Participants will be heading back home by 11am.
Groups up to 15 people
New attainable goals
Motivation for life
The Executive Team Adventure begins months before everyone arrives in Colorado. We will first examine the organizational chart and take an in-depth look at written job descriptions. These job descriptions are compared with the everyday reality and it is through this lens that the journey begins.
Each member of the executive team will be given a Proscan, by PDP Works, which is the most powerful tool for measuring and defining personal strengths. The results are reviewed with each team member and this helps to establish the trust that sets the stage for our time together.
Once the team arrives for their three-day adventure, they will be greeted with exquisite lodging, catered food and a relaxing environment that is perfect for open and honest conversation as we begin to look at the team and its dynamics.
In our time together, we will look at the different temperaments of team members, communication patterns, ways to improve communication, and how to avoid the inherent "silo" effect. We will also examine the mission of the organization and of the team, and apply key learning from Lencioni's Seven Essential Elements of a Healthy Team to improve the overall life of the team.
In addition, we will have two full afternoons of activities to enjoy and embrace the Rocky Mountains, giving everyone an opportunity to engage one another in new and refreshing ways.
National and international locations
Individual or group sessions
Dependant upon personal goals
Off-The-Grid Adventures are all about the idea that anything and anywhere can be a classroom for learning, growth, team-building, and personal reflection
In the past it's been an executive retreat while heli-skiing in Greenland; it's been a special father-son ocean kayaking adventure on the western coast of Vancouver Island; it's been crossing the Sea of Cortez to explore a religious calling; it's been mountain biking in Utah and camping under the stars for personal reflection; it's been marriage enrichment while fly fishing the Madison River in Montana…you get the idea. We want to create the adventure that helps you come alive. Together, we will design the ultimate experience specifically designed with your unique goals in mind.
Short- and long-term relationship goals
Techniques to apply in everyday life
Yearlong follow-up sessions
The Marriage Enrichment Adventure is designed for couples who have a relatively good marriage, but feel like something is missing and need help in discovering that “something.” The experience begins prior to the adventure with and in-depth relational and life history as well as a personality and communication profile. Using this information combined with the couples long- and short-term goals, we will have a clear vision and plan for the three-day retreat.
Upon the couple's arrival, we will begin by examining communication, conflict resolution, the hidden agenda, and the art of knowing and being known, as well as the concept of Covenant vs. Contract as it impacts a relationship. We will also spend time engaging in preselected adventures that were specifically designed to help the couple remember what it was that helped them fall in love and how they can continue to grow together.
This unique offering will be followed up with twelve monthly counseling and mentoring calls in which we will fine-tune intimacy goals and relational skill development. The ultimate goal is that the marriage will be a healthy, exciting and growth-enhancing union for both of the partners and that this health will spill over to the rest of the family.
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George Hinman, Senior Pastor, University Presbyterian Church
Frank Baldwin, Senior Vice President, UBS Financial
Shawn Parr, CEO, Bulldog Drummond
Steve Murray, Pastor, La Jolla Community Church
For me a Savidge Adventure was a base camp experience. Dick Savidge is a guy with a passion for life, but he also has an amazing ability to unleash life in other people. My time with Dick refreshed me, renewed me, and resupplied me for the adventures ahead. But more than that, Dick helped me to see the core resources of my own life and leadership that represent the personal base camp out of which I can operate in the future if I want to max out my capabilities.
What impressed me the most is that Dick had done enough work prior to my arrival to map out an appropriate starting point, but from that point on the discussions were dynamic with each one building on the former. These ultimately led me to a better understanding of myself, my strengths and weaknesses, motivations, impediments to my specific goals, and finishing with a specific strategy.
Dick Savidge was very effective in helping our staff work through an executive assessment process. Over the years I have watched him work with groups of professionals and I have marveled at how gifted he is in drawing them into a greater awareness of themselves, their relationships, and the world around them. He is good one-on-one and with groups.
I have known Dick for 15 years. During that time we have played together, traveled together and shared life's ups and downs in every conceivable format developing a bond and trust that allows for complete transparency. When he told me he was launching Savidge Adventures, I couldn't think of a better person to put this sort of program together.
Several months ago, I had the privilege of experiencing Savidge Adventures firsthand. I've owned my own company for 36 years and having just lost my wife to cancer, was facing a number of mid-life decisions. I spent three days with Dick at his house either skiing or talking about life. One morning we planned on spending an hour or two going over business matters and then were going to hit the slopes with a list of chairlift topics. After the two hours went by, I asked to forgo the skiing and keep working at his table. We spent 12 hours dissecting the business and my role in it and now three months later I can honestly say that may have been the most productive 12 hours I have ever spent on my business planning.
I continue to work with Dick via phone and he has been instrumental in assisting in hiring of new management level personnel as well as checking in with me on a regular basis. We plan on having him come out for a staff retreat in the near future.
Dick is one of the few guys who gets it when it comes to integrating the spiritual and the physical realities of our daily walk. His business savvy is spot on and helping in team building is a huge asset. I can honestly recommend Dick to anyone who is facing either career choices, life decisions or is simply looking to dig deeper and flush out those nuggets that God has deposited in us.
Tad Fairbank, Owner
Fairbank Construction Company
We strive to help people discover their passions and we couldn't think of a better place to do it. Savidge Adventures is located in Breckenridge, Colorado, with the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The specific season and the activities are up to each person depending on what they want to achieve and what they want to experience. These activities can range from alpine and Nordic skiing to fly fishing, rafting, mountain biking and mountain climbing. For those that are qualified, motorcycles will be provided for an afternoon cruise through glorious mountain passes with vistas of craggy mountains and beautiful meadows.
37 Silver Dollar Drive
Breckenridge, CO 80424