GOES Health

Your pocket guide to outdoor safety – GOES Health

Know your poisonous plants and how to spot them? Worried about bug bites & stings? Want to know the safest times to hike with your kids to avoid sunburn?

GOES Health is our Adventure Health partner – your offline first aid resource and pocket guide to outdoor safety. We know that adventure calls at any hour. So stay prepared, ease the worries, and enjoy that extra peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Designed by wilderness medicine experts, GOES covers 60+ common outdoor injuries and illnesses, from minor cuts and rashes, to sprains, heat illness and more. Coupled with a weather dashboard that highlights UV, AQI, and relevant outdoor health risks, have the confidence to adventure further, no matter how, where, or when you outdoors.We’re not monkeying around – download GOES today and be prepared for your next outdoor adventure. Use code GOESAPE so save 20% on the premium GOES+ subscription.

GOES Health Screenshot
GOES Health Screenshot
GOES Health Screenshot

The Signs are All Around Us

Look up, look down, look all around for outdoor health signs from GOES and Go Ape! Together we promote fun and well-prepared adventures, with an emphasis on education and building confidence in nature. That means your family gets to play in nature with peace of mind.  

When you visit Go Ape, take a look around while you’re experiencing our Treetop Journey and Treetop Adventure areas. Find the green signs to learn interesting info and tips on topics like Slither Watch, Leaves of Three, What’s the Buzz, and Beat the Heat.

GOES is your family’s outdoor safety companion, and Go Ape adventurers save 20% on the premium GOES+ subscription with code GOESAPE

Educational Articles from GOES

Learn more from GOES Health

Be Bear Safe - GOES Health Blog Post

Be Bear Safe (rather than bear-ly safe)

As bears search for food after a long hibernation, it’s important for us to be bear-safe with our food and accidental encounters. Know what to do if you encounter a bear? Know where to find them? Is bear spray really that effective? For more best bear practices in the backcountry, download the GOES Health app.

GOES Article - Remedying Rashes and the Poisonous Plants that Cause Them

Remedying Rashes and the Poisonous Plants that Cause Them

Rashes are no fun. They’re intensely itchy, sometimes painful reactions we have to an irritant, like exposure to a toxic plant. Can you tell when there’s poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac? Do you know the best remedies for these rashes? Learn more about toxic plants, the rashes they cause, and what you can do about it with GOES Health.

GOES Article - Get the Buzz on Bug Bites and Stings

Get the Buzz on Bug Bites and Stings

As the world thaws from winter into spring, we’ll all be going outside more, including our bug friends. There are many insects and arachnids that you may encounter as you venture outdoors. Lucky for you, the GOES Health app is there for you to:

  • learn more about each species,
  • avoid getting bitten or stung, and
  • know what to do in case it happens
GOES Health Signage at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park

Unveiling the GOES Health Partnership

Are you a Go Ape explorer? Have you spotted the vibrant GOES Health signs during your latest treetop escapades? Wondering what it’s all about? Well, buckle up, because we’ve got an exciting announcement to share that’s all about taking your adventure to new heights – both physically and health-wise.


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