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

AT’s 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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AT’s Great
Eight Outcomes

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

Learn more

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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

Dock's Blog

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How to be a Weekend Warrior

Whether you’re an outdoorsperson or not, hopefully by now you’ve seen the positive impacts outdoor adventure can have on your teenager. More and more research has shown us how important it is for all of us to have that exposure to the natural world. While the summer offers an easy way for teenagers to get […]

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Why Allowing Your Children to Fail is a Good Thing

As a mother, I spend countless hours trying to think of ways I can help my children lives’ feel fulfilled. That can include anything from making special dinners and planning trips to washing and folding clothes and nudging them to complete homework and tasks. As they get older and many of my responsibilities (like chores) […]

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Video: Thank you for a great 2016 season!

2016 was one of our favorite summers because we shared it with incredible students and instructors who made the commitment to make it GREAT! We would like to give a special thank you to parents for your trust and for sharing your amazing kids. We hope this video captures some of the fun, adventure, scenery, […]

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Adventure Treks Doesn’t Stop when School Starts!

Many folks are wondering what the Adventure Treks team does this time of year. While most of you have put your backpacks away for the season as you transitioned from outdoor adventurer to student, we haven’t stopped doing what we love: working with teenagers in the great outdoors. Believe it or not, our fall outdoor […]

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Mid-Summer Video Update

We miss our students from our early trips who have already returned home –  but we are thrilled and excited to meet the new students who are arriving this week. We wanted to share the fun we have been having at Adventure Treks so we made a short video with footage from some of our […]

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Five Evening Meetings in Five Nights

Evening meeting is a nightly ritual, unique to Adventure Treks. Every night, our trip groups come together as a community, share highlights of the day, and publicly praise those who contributed to the success of the day. “Pluses” are the primary tool we use to build and strengthen our communities, as we prefer to emphasize […]

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Welcome Adventure Treks Students!

It’s been an exciting week greeting new and returning students in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, North Carolina, and soon Alaska! Our regional directors Josh, Dmac, Erica, and Dock have been flying back and forth, with one of us joining each instructor team in welcoming every trip. By Tuesday, June 28, we will have 186 students […]

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Video: Faces of Adventure Treks 2016

By John Dockendorf, executive director We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the quality, capabilities, and leadership of our 2016 Adventure Treks instructors. As a parent of three AT students this summer, I would be thrilled for my children to be with any of these staff teams and every single one of these instructors. Below is […]

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Adventure Treks Instructor Orientation Starts Today!

By John Dockendorf, executive director The 2016 Adventure Treks instructor orientation begins today! Our 65 instructors converge from 28 states for two weeks of training as we prepare for the arrival of our students. This has been preceded by our five-day trip leader retreat in Oregon, where our leadership team gathered in a cabin near […]

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Introducing Our 2016 Instructor Teams!

Summer is quickly approaching, which means students and parents are asking about who will be running their trips. Drum roll, please… We are excited to announce our tentative 2016 instructor team assignments! We have put a lot of time and energy into creating the most skilled and balanced instructor teams possible, and we’re looking forward […]

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