About Us

Happy Exploring!

When we began The Adventure Wave, our goal was to create programs that inspire, excite, and educate our community. We believe in the philosophy of lifelong learning. That’s why we are passionate for providing adventures for every age and skill level.

We were founded in 2020 by Ted Lagos, an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for education. Our priority is to provide quality experiences that build a sense of personal growth, spark passions, and strike a life balance for all participants. To us, this means creating holistic programs and curriculums that address individual and community needs.

We are here to empower people to recognize their potential and impact through experience and application of learned skills. We do this by providing a variety of environments and challenges catered to everybody.

We hope that there’s an adventure calling your name!

Our Founder

Ted Lagos

Meet Ted! He is the owner and founder of The Adventure Wave. Passionate about teaching and guiding, he has three children of his own. Dedicated to learning, he has a bachelor's degree from Radford University in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership and is pursuing a master's degree from Western Carolina University in Experiential and Outdoor Education. Experienced in the field, he has worked in the Virginia State Park system as well as with participants of various age ranges and abilities. He’s here to make sure you have opportunities to EXPERIENCE MORE!

Your Questions

Payment for a trip or rental is due upon registration or reservation. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards. Please make checks payable to The Adventure Wave.

Full refunds will be granted if the course is canceled due to weather, objective hazard, or low enrollment.

Yes! One can purchase a gift certificate for themselves or as a gift for another person. You can also register someone for a specific trip.

No. All of our trips are designed to accommodate beginner to intermediate skill levels.

We design trips with all ages in mind. Please see the info page on the course you are interested in to learn more about the age or ability level necessary to participate. If you do not see an adventure suited to the age you desire, please reach out to us via email. Those under 18 years old require parental consent.

Yes we do. If you are interested in hosting a private trip for a club or organization please Email Ted Lagos for more information. He will follow up with you via email with a group trip planner form or schedule a phone call to discuss your specific needs!

No, not right now. However, rental equipment should not be a barrier to attending our courses. We work closely with several local business to outsource equipment. The fee for rental equipment will be included in the course fee.

Yes. If you are concerned about the trip or the condition of your equipment, please contact us. Fees may vary depending on the type of program.

No. However, it is highly encouraged that you obtain health insurance prior to participation. Everyone must sign a liability waiver prior to participate (see information below).

The Adventure Wave will follow state and local guidelines that are in place at the time of your adventure. Participant safety is at the forefront of our activities and adventures. Please bring a mask with you to all activities.

Liability Waiver

Complete the Liability Waiver and bring it to your first adventure with us. We’ll need one for each participant.