Outdoor Adventure Experiences

Owner Derek Young

“Adventure recreation should be

affordable & accessible to all”


Derek Young, President, program director, and primary guide for Outdoor Adventure Experiences, Inc. has been providing adventure programs and trips for people from pre-school age children to senior adults for over 30 years, and he has been active in adventure sport participation and leadership for over 35 years. 


His extensive knowledge of the caves, rivers, crags, and trails of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia has led to an extensive selection of trips and locations for clients to choose from. 


He has worked with church youth programs, public recreation departments, boy scout programs, girl scout programs, senior adult groups, special needs groups, private and public schools, and individuals with varying interests and physical abilities. 


Derek's philosophy is that adventure recreation should be affordable and accessible to all people; and the best way to protect a natural resource is to help more people experience that resource so they too want to care for it!

Our Staff

Emily Bradford

Trip Guide

OAE Inc.

Mailing Address:

7013 Ottobine Road

Dayton VA 22821






Brad Billings

Trip Guide

Lauren Wilburn

Trip Assistant