I'm not in tip-top shape, physically. Can I handle an Adventure Weekend?
Quite probably. The weekend does feature a good deal of walking, and some people enjoy the physical challenges of vigorous running, sword-fighting, dancing, etc. With all activities, though, you decide how much to exert yourself. If you have concerns about your ability to participate, please feel free to give us a call so we can discuss your situation.
Can I attend an Adventure Weekend while pregnant?
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions on this topic. Please read it if you are pregnant now or think you might be at the time of the event.
I can't be a participant; I'm too old.
Is it safe?
We take great care to keep the Adventure Weekends safe. Sometimes someone will end up with a small bruise or two, and once a participant twisted her ankle when she tripped on a tree root. Those are the most serious injuries we've ever had.
What if I'm in a party with a bunch of strangers and I don't like them? How do you handle inter-personal problems within a group?
To start with, we try to keep inter-personal problems from happening in the first place. When you fill out your registration form, you'll tell us a little bit about yourself and what you're looking forward to about the weekend.
All the Companions are chosen because they're particularly kind and insightful people; they can usually help their groups smooth over tensions so that everybody can have the best possible time.
And the very nature of the weekend helps the group to bond together. Intense experiences - and an Adventure Weekend certainly counts as one - draw people together, and the memories of helping one another and relying on each other serve to solidify that connection. At the end of the weekend, many people say that their party-mates feel like old friends, even though they were strangers only two days earlier.
I don't like "roughing it"! How rough are your accommodations?
Since many people share this concern, we've compiled a detailed description of our accommodations which will probably answer any questions you have on this topic.
A lot of this sounds cool, but I'm scared to come.
At Otherworld, you don't know what's going to happen next. We can give you a sense of what the weekend's going to be like, but we can't tell you exactly what's going to happen - partially because it would spoil the effect, and partially because what happens next depends on the actions you decide to take. In the same way that everybody needs a relaxing weekend at home sometimes, we think everyone needs a good adventure every now and then - and good adventures can be hard to find. Otherworld tries to fill that need by providing our participants with a safe, challenging, and very fun adventure. For most people, it is an experience they cherish and remember for years afterwards.
It takes courage to try something different, but we really hope you decide to join us for a weekend.
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Ready to sign up now? Go to our Adventure Weekend Registration Form!
If you've got a question or a concern that we haven't addressed here, or if you'd just like to talk about Otherworld with a real live human, please feel free to contact us.
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