CHAMPIONS utilizes innovative programming in outdoor education and adventure retreats, after school enrichment, and physical education to increase self-confidence, communication skills, teamwork, and community. We focus on effort rather than ability, enjoyment rather than winning, as a means of elevating the Champion inside us all.
CHAMPIONS Sports and Adventure Programs was formed in May, 2001, under the name GOOD SPORTS PLUS. It was the dream of two avid athletes, outdoorsmen, and educators who saw the lack of quality sports and adventure programs in Los Angeles as an opportunity to pursue a profession that was a passion. Gary Lipsky and Brad Lupien merged their diverse professional backgrounds into a strong partnership and a firm mission statement.
Currently, CHAMPIONS works with over one hundred organizations. Our clients are as diverse as the programs we offer. We are pleased to work with many private, public, and charter schools, churches and synagogues, as well as several municipal Recreation and Parks Departments.
CHAMPIONS is based in Los Angeles but services clients throughout Southern California and beyond. CHAMPIONS utilizes the diverse opportunities offered by the beautiful natural landscape of the Southwest. Beyond Los Angeles County, CHAMPIONS leads trips to Santa Barbara , Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Big Bear, Utah, the New Hampshire White Mountains, and various other National and State Parks. We also lead international trips to such exciting environmental locales as Costa Rica and Belize.
CHAMPIONS is proud to provide adventure and teambuilding programs for all ages and skill levels at affordable prices. Our knowledgeable, safe, and enthusiastic staff provides exceptional service and guidance. Whatever your needs or expectations for an athletic program or outdoor adventure, CHAMPIONS is the perfect partner. We make Champions, one person and one program at a time.