ECOS (Experiential, Cultural, and Outdoor School, Inc.) was founded in 1998 by Wade Shigo. ECOS non-profit 501(c)3 status was granted in 2001.
ECOS was started to run exchange programs and outdoor adventures for students in the MD, VA, and DC area. ECOS ran successful annual exchanges to Panama and outdoor adventures to Yosemite NP, Olympic NP, Lake Mead NRA, Rocky Mountain NP, and other locales.
ECOS Groups has evolved into a company that retains its roots in outdoor adventure while developing a love for fitness and helping others with wellness. ECOS will continue to run adventure programs through its summer camps, offerings to educational institutions, and lifestyle fitness. ECOS has recently added Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu via Team Pedro Sauer and will soon offer personal training and other fitness programs.
We are building a place in High Point where families can go meet any of their health, wellness, and fitness needs. We do this by offering a solid range of programs for children to adults. If you have an adventurous spirit you will find your place at ECOS.