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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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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Packing Tips from Adventure Treks Parents

Every year in the Adventure Treks office, we field more than a few phone calls regarding how and what to pack for our trips. We know that sending your child off is already a stressful process, so we want to help make the packing process as anxiety-free as possible. We reached out to some of our […]

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Introducing our 2018 Staff Teams!

We’ve been hearing this question a lot lately… “Who are my instructors going to be this summer?!” Without further ado, we present the 2018 instructor teams! We spend each spring creating the most skilled and balanced instructor teams possible, and we can’t wait to watch our staff (both new and returning!) create a safe, fun, […]

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Why Working at Adventure Treks Matters

A unique aspect of working at Adventure Treks is that instructors return year after year to spend their summers with us. In fact, our instructor return rate every summer exceeds 60 percent. Below, some of our longest-standing community members tell us why Adventure Treks and wild places are such an important part of their lives. This […]

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Thank You Kate Brown, Welcome Jack Hoiland!

In June, our longtime logistics coordinator Kate Brown will move on from Adventure Treks, and boy, will we miss her! Kate first joined the Adventure Treks team in 2013, first as an instructor and then as a trip leader. In late 2014, she was promoted to the full-time logistics coordinator position, moving into the field […]

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College 2018: Where Adventure Treks Students are Headed Next Year

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2018, soon to be the class of 2022! We know you all have worked extremely hard and are excited (and probably a bit nervous!) about the opportunities ahead. The college application process is a challenging one. Some even construe it as “broken,” where teenagers with impeccable credentials, who have […]

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