Begin Your Adventure

Summer Camps for Teens Ages 13 – 18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

Begin Your Adventure

Summer Camps for Teens Ages 13 – 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 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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Meet Our Newest Regional Director: Abby Sophir

We’d love for everyone to meet one of our three regional directors this summer: Abby Sophir! Abby, an Adventure-Treks-student-turned-instructor, will be joining our senior staff team, helping manage our trips and instructors this summer, and getting to know hundreds of students! Abby has five seasons of Adventure Treks trips under her belt, and we’d love […]

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Adventure Treks: A Leader in Teen Adventure Camps

Type “teen adventure camp” into Google, and several reputable summer programs with great intentions, a safety focus, sound philosophy, and strong leadership will appear. However, there are significant differences between these programs, including with ours: We’ve designed Adventure Treks to be the most consistent and highly rated teen program that delivers genuine, long-lasting growth outcomes, […]

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The Adventure Treks Take on the College Cheating Scandal

With our oldest daughter a freshman in college and our middle kids a junior and freshman in high school, my wife Jane and I are enmeshed in the non-stop stress of the college application process. We figure by the time our youngest (Charlie, in 6th grade) applies, we might have the system figured out. Insidious […]

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The Benefits of Teen Outdoor Adventure Camps

If you’re reading this, you may have already researched the extensive benefits of teen outdoor adventure camps. As more and more studies show that today’s teenagers are experiencing higher than ever levels of pressure, depression, and anxiety, parents continually seek out programs that boost confidence, increase independence and leadership skills, and offer inclusive communities so that […]

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The Most Common Misconceptions about Adventure Treks

To a student who’s never experienced outdoor adventure (or even gone camping), Adventure Treks’ teen summer outdoor adventure camps can seem like a daunting experience: We sleep in tents; we rock climb, hike, climb mountains, whitewater raft, mountain bike, and more; and we join a brand-new community of people, mostly (if not entirely) comprised of people […]

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Adventure Treks’ Path: The Last 25 Years

We had a wonderful 25th anniversary celebration for Adventure Treks in October and spent the weekend with many of the “old hands” who helped steer Adventure Treks through the 1990s and early aughts. The reunion solidified our impression of the power of friendships made in the AT community. Even though people came together who hadn’t […]

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Introducing Rachel O’Neil as our Staffing Director!

The Adventure Treks team is excited to introduce Rachel O’Neil as our new staffing director! Rachel joined us for her first summer as an instructor in Alaska in 2018, bringing a wealth of outdoor teaching experience with her. Born a Cheesehead in Green Bay, WI, Rachel grew up exploring the Northwoods. She spent summers leading […]

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Checking in From the Field (and Happy Fourth!)

It’s a typical day in the Adventure Treks world! Today, Colorado Explorer is rafting the Clear Creek River. Yellowstone Teton Adventure is rafting the Snake River. British Columbia is on day two of their backpack in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Pacific Northwest Adventure is driving to North Cascades National Park to begin their second backpack […]

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Greetings from Adventure Treks Instructor Orientation 2018

Greetings from the 2018 Adventure Treks instructor orientation! About 60 instructors have come together for two weeks of training as we eagerly prepare for the arrival of our students. And let me tell you: It’s great to be back in full Adventure Treks mode again! As your kids will tell you, life is better at […]

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Trip Leader Orientation is Finished, and Big Orientation is Starting!

Every year, Adventure Treks kicks off the summer with our five-day trip leader retreat in Oregon, where our leadership team gathers in a cabin near Mt. Hood for senior staff training. Our 12 trip leaders, two logistics directors, and four regional directors hail from 12 states, average 28.8 years old, and have a collective 143 […]

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