Our Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs:

  • Day Programs: Offered to school groups and out-of-school youth groups of our partner organizations.  Participants are led through the high and low ropes course elements in learning life skills such as: communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.  Character building skills include: trustworthiness, self-belief, and courage.
  • Climbing Club: Rock climbing provides the opportunity to learn life lessons in a fun and physical environment. As part of the Climbing Club, participants have the chance to train with TRP staff on technical climbing skills and rope work over a three month period.
  • Wilderness Excursions: The excursions are offered to at-risk youth as well as youth leaders.  The three-day excursion allows the participants to take lessons of the Day Program and further internalize them with mentors.  Groups will be led through teambuilding activities and individual reflection exercises while enjoying Uganda’s natural beauty in a national park.
  • Children in conflict with the law: TRP at the Gulu Remand Home:  The goal of this program is for children staying at the Gulu Remand Home to overcome traumatic experiences through participating in ongoing adventure-based therapy activities.  TRP helps the children gain perspective on their life’s direction and provide opportunities for each of them to develop a positive self-image and address causes of criminal activity through mentoring and cooperative recreational activities.

Staff Retreats:

As part of TRP’s sustainability plan, we offer holistic training and staff retreat opportunities to organizations in Gulu and the surrounding area.  Teams come to the forest and get a chance to have fun with colleagues as well as work through conflict in the workplace. Learn more here.

Agriculture:

Since 2015, The Recreation Project has introduced small-scale agricultural training into our programs. With the 2nd youngest age structure in the world, 80% unemployment rate for youth ages 18-24, teaching modern agricultural practices has been a natural addition to our investment in northern Uganda. TRP’s programs to date have included horticulture and piggery training. Unlike other vocational training programs, TRP uses a blended model of lifeskills and psychosocial support to accompany the technical skills training.