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Why We’re Opening Adventure Treks This Summer

The decision to open Adventure Treks this season has been the hardest one I’ve made in my 30 years working in youth development. The decision was made after many sleepless nights trying to figure which option was the best… out of no perfect options. It’s a decision made not from hubris, but with clear eyes […]

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The Positive Impacts of Community Living & Outdoor Adventure on AT Kids: The Hasen Family

Adventure Treks is grateful to form and maintain long-term relationships with all of our families; in fact, we still keep in touch with families whose kids came to us on our very first adventures in the early 1990s! Since our inception, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impacts of outdoor adventure and community living on teenagers. […]

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Adventure Treks’ Alum: ‘Our Advice for New AT Students’

Making the decision to embark on an Adventure Treks trip for the first time can be a little unnerving and scary; after all, many of our new students have never done an outdoor trip before! We applaud our students’ choices to step outside of their comfort zone to do something completely new, including meeting new […]

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The Positive Impacts of Community Living & Outdoor Adventure on AT Kids: The Parana Family

Adventure Treks is grateful to form and maintain long-term relationships with all of our families; in fact, we still keep in touch with families whose kids came to us on our very first adventures in the early 1990s! Since our inception, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impacts of outdoor adventure and community living on teenagers. […]

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How Adventure Treks Taught Me the Difference Between ‘Hard’ and ‘Bad’

While backpacking in Washington’s Goat Rocks Wilderness, long days on the trail are unavoidable. The sub-alpine meadows and harsh, igneous cliffs provide a spectacular visual stage for backcountry travel, but the steep ridge climbing and above-treeline exposure puts even a low-mileage itinerary into a test. It is beautiful, challenging, and ultimately rewarding—in other words, a […]

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The Positive Impacts of Community Living & Outdoor Adventure On AT Kids: The Woolley Family

Adventure Treks is grateful to form and maintain long-term relationships with all of our families; in fact, we still keep in touch with families whose kids came to us on our very first adventures in the early 1990s! Since our inception, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impacts of outdoor adventure and community living on teenagers. […]

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