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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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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Why Backpacking is the Best Activity at Adventure Treks

Imagine you are on top of a snow-covered mountain pass in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington. (If you haven’t been to the Goat Rocks, picture soaring, jagged peaks contrasted with vibrant meadows of wildflowers, alpine lakes, and never-ending vistas of surrounding mountains like the 14,411-foot Rainier and 12,280-foot Adams.) You feel a mix of giddiness, friendship, fear, […]

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Adventure Treks Instructor Nabs Record on the Baja Divide

Leaving at sunrise on the morning of December 24, three-year Adventure Treks instructor Pete Basinger began his journey on the Baja Divide, an approximately 1,570-mile bikepacking route down the length of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Pete, currently a resident of Durango, CO, is a fifth-grade teacher who lives for multi-day adventures on his mountain […]

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What is the Food Like at Adventure Treks?

One of the first questions we hear from families and students is, “What will I be eating at Adventure Treks? Is it only going to be freeze-dried meals or granola bars?” Fortunately, the answer is, “No way!” A big component of a successful Adventure Treks trip is food. We eat well at every meal, and we […]

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Q&A with an Adventure Treks Alumna

Former student Amara Cohen, now a student at the University of Chicago, shares how her Adventure Treks experiences have helped her thrive in her first year of college. So, Amara, what was your “aha” moment when you realized the impact Adventure Treks has had on your life? During the orientation week, I was at a barbecue with […]

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