Begin Your Adventure

Summer Adventures For Teens Ages 13 – 18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

Begin Your Adventure

Summer Adventures For Teens Ages 13 – 18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

Great Eight Outcomes

Adventure Treks is all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, and creating more confident and capable young men and women.

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Great Eight Outcomes

Adventure Treks is all about making memories, fostering lifelong friendships, and creating more confident and capable young men and women.

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Summer Camp

We are a small summer adventure camp and getting to know you is our biggest priority. Adventure Treks isn’t just about outdoor fun; it’s about you! We want you to discover your best self, and we believe that the great outdoors is just the way to do it

Notes From The Road

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Why Working at Adventure Treks Matters

A unique aspect of working at Adventure Treks is that instructors return year after year to spend their summers with us. In fact, our instructor return rate every summer exceeds 60 percent. Below, some of our longest-standing community members tell us why Adventure Treks and wild places are such an important part of their lives. This […]

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Thank You Kate Brown, Welcome Jack Hoiland!

In June, our longtime logistics coordinator Kate Brown will move on from Adventure Treks, and boy, will we miss her! Kate first joined the Adventure Treks team in 2013, first as an instructor and then as a trip leader. In late 2014, she was promoted to the full-time logistics coordinator position, moving into the field […]

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College 2018: Where Adventure Treks Students are Headed Next Year

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2018, soon to be the class of 2022! We know you all have worked extremely hard and are excited (and probably a bit nervous!) about the opportunities ahead. The college application process is a challenging one. Some even construe it as “broken,” where teenagers with impeccable credentials, who have […]

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What Kind of Camera Should Your Child Bring to Adventure Treks?

Parents rejoice when they learn about the Adventure Treks no-electronics policy. But the next question they ask is, “how can my child take photos at Adventure Treks without a phone?” We know they’ve become outdated due to amazing advances in smartphone cameras, but remember GoPros and point-and-shoot cameras? That’s what your child should bring to […]

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Beyond the Itinerary: the Specifics of an AT Trip

While our trip itineraries provide a great overall picture of the outdoor adventures we do at Adventure Treks, it can be difficult for new families to understand the Adventure Treks logistics while their students are on a trip. I’ve been working for Adventure Treks for five years (as both the year-round logistics coordinator and summer […]

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Staff Spotlight: Kelly Dohn

Kelly earned a degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, majoring in fine arts. She is returning for her third season at Adventure Treks this summer. Last year, Kelly led students on the Yellowstone Adventure trips! What is your favorite AT activity? That is so hard to choose, but I think my favorite thing […]

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Q&A with an Adventure Treks Alumni

Former student Spencer Butts, who did five Adventure Treks trips and is now a freshman at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, shares how his AT experiences have helped shape his life so far. (Spencer will be joining Camp Pinnacle for his first year as a counselor this summer!) What was your “aha” moment when you […]

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It’s Time for Teenagers to Reclaim Conversation

Twenty-five years ago, when I started Adventure Treks, I had no idea that one of the benefits I would be looking forward to for my own daughters would be the opportunity to escape their electronic devices and engage in face-to-face conversation over an extended period of time. The book Reclaiming Conversation by MIT’s Sherry Turkle, the […]

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How to Make Friends the Adventure Treks Way

Being an Adventure Treks instructor for the last seven years has taught me many things. I’ve learned to be more confident, believe in myself, and how to make any situation fun. I’ve also learned that it’s OK to show some vulnerability, that conflict is a healthy thing, and that giving a genuine compliment feels better […]

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Staff Spotlight: Austin Coolidge

We are excited that Austin Coolidge will be joining us this summer for his third season as an Adventure Treks instructor. Seasons with Adventure Treks: I’ve been with Adventure Treks for two seasons (one summer and one fall), and I am returning for a third season this summer! University attended: University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. I […]

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