Outdoor Adventure Programs

For Young People Ages 13–20

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Outdoor Adventure Programs

For Young People Ages 13–20

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

21st Century Skills

Adventure Treks is all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, improving 21st century skills, and creating more confident and capable young adults.

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21st Century Skills

Adventure Treks is all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, improving 21st century skills, and creating more confident and capable young adults.

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Outdoor Adventures for Young People

Adventure Treks isn’t just about outdoor adventures for young adults; it’s about helping people find the best versions of themselves through the great outdoors and inclusive communities.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Salmon River

The Yellowstone Teton Adventure might start in the two national parks that give the trip its name, but the second half of the adventure involves a multi-day raft trip on the Salmon River. This section of river is so popular with rafters and kayakers that there is a lottery system that awards permits to a […]

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Introducing our 2022 trip leaders!

We are so excited to announce our leadership team for summer 2022! On June 3, our directors, regional directors, and trip leaders will gather for a five-day retreat near Mt. Hood in Oregon. Here, we’ll start bonding as a leadership team; pore over trip itineraries; share our collective expertise as review safety, policies, and procedures; […]

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What We’re Reading (Part 1)

An interesting theme sprouted up this month when I asked our team to recommend some of their favorite books! The stories of all three of the titles listed below circulate around environmental action, though the message is incorporated in diverse ways. Braiding Sweetgrass is non-fiction with a focus on indigenous knowledge, The Overstory is solemn […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Denali

A select number of lucky Adventure Treks students have caught a glimpse of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, on clear days during our Alaska Expedition. The mountain is located in the third largest national park in the United States, and the backpacking route used by AT students is within Denali State Park, just southeast of […]

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Friendships Forged in the Outdoors

Let’s set the scene: It’s the opening day at Adventure Treks! Students have arrived, the group is on their way from the airport to their first campsite, and the van is filled with nervous laughter and typical “get to know you” questions: “where are you from?” “how was your flight?” “have you ever done this […]

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Student Essay: My Leadership Adventure Semester Experience

By Katie Stevens, Adventure Treks Leadership Adventure Semester 2021 alum Our Leadership Adventure Semester students seeking college credit submit an essay as part of their academic requirements. Katie Stevens, who attended our summer 2021 Leadership Adventure Semester in the Pacific Northwest, wanted to share her essay and experience with the Adventure Treks community.  Before this […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic National Park

Adventure Treks has been visiting the Pacific Northwest for 28 years; in fact, our very first trip took place in Washington and Oregon! A favorite spot of students and instructors alike, Olympic National Park offers every kind of terrain, from rugged seashores to high alpine peaks, with biodiverse flora and fauna in between. Here are […]

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Recognizing Different Learning Styles in the Outdoors

What are learning styles? We all process new information differently! There are many “styles” of learning that define the way that someone best receives and retains new knowledge. One or multiple styles might apply to any individual. Below are the four most common learning styles defined. 1. Visual These are folks who learn best by […]

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An Experience is Often the Best Gift

Updated 12/16/2021 Every year in December, I begin searching for the “perfect gift” for my kids. There are things that they want or “need,” but many of those things are not what I am excited about giving them. The marketing aimed toward consumers, especially at this time of year, erases the line between “want” and […]

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

As you may know, November is Native American Heritage Month, dedicated to honoring indigenous peoples and their culture, and learning about and understanding the true history of Natives in America. The heritage of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and First Nations of British Columbia (National Indigenous History Month is celebrated in June in Canada) is a […]

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