Who We Are
Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Recreation Education (MORE) provides skill development and education courses to enable individuals of all experience levels to confidently pursue their outdoor recreation interests in a wilderness environment.
We believe that our collective and individual character also defines who we are as a business. MORE is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business dedicated to excellence – in ourselves and in our graduates. We are committed to the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and inclusion that come from a universal respect for all people.
As much as we respect the individual, we also respect the earth and are devoted to protecting the ecosystems that make up the essential fabric of our living planet.
What We Do
MORE is a teaching organization. We do not lead trips, we do not sell products … our instructors simply teach in order to impart the distinctive skills, knowledge, and professional experiences that they have gained over decades spent in the woods, waters, and mountains of America and other parts of the globe.
Why Do We Do This
MORE strongly believes that skills and education are the keys to the empowerment that enables individuals to venture into the wild on their own terms and that this self-challenging embrace of the wilderness is the best way to ensure its preservation.
As did environmentalist Edward Abbey, we believe that "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit” and that all of us need to "ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.”
What Our Logo Says About Us
The MORE logo embodies the essential elements of our courses and where our graduates work and recreate.
The “O” in "MORE" surrounds the star-of-life and the Staff of Asclepius which together form the international symbol for emergency medical services, thus representing our wilderness medicine courses.
The scalloped blue lower leg of the logo's triangle are the lakes, rivers, ponds, and seas. The green legs of the triangle represent the forests. The gray and white upper portions of the triangle represent the mountains and snows above tree line.
The English broadhead arrow symbol at the pinnacle of the triangle honors the military careers of our founder and certain of our instructors while also suggesting the north-seeking needle of the compass, representing our wilderness navigation courses and serves as a symbol of MORE's encouragement for graduates to get out there and explore.