Outdoor Adventure Programs

For Young People Ages 13–20

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to

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.

The Adventure Treks Blog

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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mt. Shasta

Fun facts about Mt. Shasta As any Adventure Treks student who has climbed Mt. Shasta can tell you, this mountain has a lot going on. From spectacular beauty and long-range views to spectacularly strange claims of extraterrestrial activity, the history and folklore of one of our favorite mountaineering destinations is worth looking into. Here are […]

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Pura Vida! Start Your Spring Gap in Costa Rica

Our inaugural spring Leadership Adventure Semester (LAS) gap program is filling up! We are so excited to embark on this adventure with our students. The first two weeks of spring LAS will take place in beautiful, warm, sunny Costa Rica. Straddling two oceans and continents, Costa Rica is home to some of the greatest biodiversity […]

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Why Take an Outdoor Adventure Gap Semester?

Since its inception in 1993, Adventure Treks has provided education, growth, and unforgettable memories for more than 20,000 middle and high schoolers seeking fun and challenging outdoor programs. The philosophy behind Adventure Treks summer programs remains steadfast: to foster inclusive communities through the beautiful outdoors and create meaningful growth opportunities for teens. Now, with the […]

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Gear Series: Tips for Buying Fleece

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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Where Are They Now? Catching Up with Fall 2020 LAS Students

Adventure Treks’ inaugural Leadership Adventure Semester in fall 2020 exceeded even our highest expectations. This phenomenal group of students formed one of the closest, most inclusive, and most respectful communities we have ever witnessed, and their desire to learn and grow was extraordinary. Since leaving Adventure Treks, all of our students have embarked on impressive […]

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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 about 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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