Summer Adventure Camps

For Teens Ages 12–18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

Summer Adventure Camps

For Teens Ages 12–18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

21st Century Skills

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

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21st Century Skills

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

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Teen Summer Camps

We are a family-owned company, and getting to know you is our biggest priority. Adventure Treks isn’t just about outdoor adventure for teens; 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.

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Helpful Tips for the College Application Process – Part 2

A few weeks ago, we published a blog by current Adventure Treks parent and private college advisor Daniella Friedman with some helpful tips about the college application process. In part two of this series, Daniella, who guides students through the college search and application process, talks about how students can write about their Adventure Treks […]

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Gear Series: Tips for Buying Insulated Jackets

Interpreting the language of outdoor retail When it comes to buying outdoor gear for Adventure Treks (or even for a personal trip), there’s nothing more daunting than trying to decipher every obscure label, material, fabric, and technology that comes with buying even the simplest outdoor item these days. But Adventure Treks is here to help! […]

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Helpful Tips for the College Application Process

It’s almost time for high school juniors to begin working on their college applications. Knowing that high schoolers are faced with the constant pressure of juggling academics, different extracurriculars and clubs, summer programs, and athletics, we asked Daniella Friedman of College Together Admissions Counseling a few questions about the role that a program like Adventure […]

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Gear Series: Tips for Buying Rain Gear

Interpreting the language of outdoor retail When it comes to buying outdoor gear for Adventure Treks (or even for a personal trip), there’s nothing more daunting than trying to decipher every obscure label, material, fabric, and technology that comes with buying even the simplest outdoor item these days. But Adventure Treks is here to help! […]

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Life as a Professional Outdoor Educator

I love my job at Adventure Treks. In the summer, I get to join a group of passionate instructors who focus on creating unforgettable experiences, and I get to spend several weeks with some pretty incredible teenagers in the outdoors. During the rest of the year, I get to recruit, interview, hire, and get to […]

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Gear Series: Tips for Buying Hiking Boots

Interpreting the language of outdoor retail When it comes to buying outdoor gear for Adventure Treks (or even for a personal trip), there’s nothing more daunting than trying to decipher every obscure label, material, fabric, and technology that comes with buying even the simplest outdoor item these days. But Adventure Treks is here to help! […]

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Goodbye 2020, Welcome 2021!

It’s with great eagerness that we look toward the hope and change that 2021 will surely bring. But as we reflect on 2020, we are truly thankful for continued good health in our Adventure Treks community as our hearts go out to the many folks who have suffered loss and illness this year. Though this […]

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Why I Decided to Take a Gap Year

The Leadership Adventure Semester (Adventure Treks’ first-ever gap semester program) is off to an incredible start. On Friday, two groups departed for their seven-day backpack while group three began their three-day lifeguarding course. After the course ended Sunday, group three headed to Pisgah National Forest yesterday for their backpack trip , and the other two […]

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What Did Parents Think of Adventure Treks Summer 2020?

We could not have pulled off this unprecedented summer (operating on a small scale during a pandemic is something we never expected to do) without the steadfast support of our amazing Adventure Treks families and students. For many reasons, this will be a summer we’ll never, ever forget—and not just because of COVID restrictions. What […]

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Reflections on an Incredible Adventure Treks Summer

It has been an absolute privilege to operate Adventure Treks this summer. To be able to see the joy on teenagers’ faces as they reveled in face-to-face connections with friends and had a ton of fun in the outdoors—in the middle of a pandemic—made everyone’s hard work completely worth it. By facilitating the communities and […]

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