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noun \əd-ˈven-chər\

: an exciting or remarkable experience



verb \in-ˈkau̇n-tər, en-\

: to come upon face-to-face


ad·ven·ture en·coun·ter

noun \əd-ˈven-chər in-ˈkau̇n-tər, en-\

: to come face-to-face with a remarkable, transformative experience 

Our Mission:

•  to provide transformative outdoor experiences
•  to inspire people
•  to cultivate their self-identity
•  to become stewards of the earth
•  to seek a life of discovery.


We offer a variety of services, all intended to provide you with everything that you  need to have a meaningful experience outside. This includes renting gear, guiding expeditions, and planning entire experiences. We cater with the group adventure in mind with a common goal  to get people outdoors. Whether a church group, boys/girls club, foster  care organization, special Olympics, scouts, men’s or women’s retreats, we  strive for safety, professionalism, and intentionality. We invite you to encounter your next adventure with us.

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Team Activities


Build A Boat

This event can be held wherever there is water; lake, river or swimming pool – great for camps!


Catapult Launch

A great addition or stand-alone group challenge to add at your next get together!


Crate Stack

Crate stacking is the portable alternative to rappelling when a cliff isn’t available, and trees are.


Derby Car

A great addition or stand-alone group challenge to add at your next get together!

Give the gift of adventure

Purchase a Gift Card!

More Activities


Lake Day

This activity with your group includes a variety of water play items to include kayaks, stand up paddle boards, inner tubes, and water guns.


Map Quest

A great addition or stand-alone group challenge to add at your next get together!


River Fun Run

Get your group on the river for a taste of river running - beginner and veteran paddlers alike enjoy the scenery and opportunities to cool off in this wonderful run.

Kayaking Tours

Shout Outs

"Craig and Brandy bring the 'magic' to our camps for youth aging out of foster care. Their commitment, care for the kids, experience and fun ideas make all the difference for the kids - who go away from camp with forever memories."

Kris Jacober
Executive Director
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

"My experience with Adventure Encounter has been incredible. As for cost-effectiveness and simplicity in planning, I truly know of no other organization who accomplishes this level of excellence. Not only are trips lower in cost, they are planned and executed with excellence."

James Hoxworth
Camelback Bible Church

Contact Us


551 N Main Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86304


Phone: (602) 448-7571