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Why I Decided to Take a Gap Year

The Leadership Adventure Semester (Adventure Treks’ first-ever gap semester program) is off to an incredible start. On Friday, two groups departed for their seven-day backpack while group three began their three-day lifeguarding course. After the course ended Sunday, group three headed to Pisgah National Forest yesterday for their backpack trip , and the other two […]

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What Did Parents Think of Adventure Treks Summer 2020?

We could not have pulled off this unprecedented summer (operating on a small scale during a pandemic is something we never expected to do) without the steadfast support of our amazing Adventure Treks families and students. For many reasons, this will be a summer we’ll never, ever forget—and not just because of COVID restrictions. What […]

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Reflections on an Incredible Adventure Treks Summer

It has been an absolute privilege to operate Adventure Treks this summer. To be able to see the joy on teenagers’ faces as they reveled in face-to-face connections with friends and had a ton of fun in the outdoors—in the middle of a pandemic—made everyone’s hard work completely worth it. By facilitating the communities and […]

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2021 Enrollment Will Begin August 24

Wow, what a summer! To witness the joy on teenagers’ faces as they reunited with and hugged friends, formed close bonds with new peers, reveled in face-to-face connections, spent two to three weeks in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and had the most fun they’ve had all year—all in the middle of a pandemic… This […]

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How a Tech-Free Program Helps Students Succeed in a Tech-Filled World

Each year, we feel that the benefits of the Adventure Treks experience become more important. The reason is simple: technology. (It’s more heartbreakingly true this year, when students have been glued to their screens for online hangouts and schooling.) This might not make sense initially. How does attending a camp devoid of technology help a […]

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Why Adventure Treks is More Critical Than Ever: Thoughts from AT Alumni

Hello all! My name is Brandon Schoenfeld, and I am a four-year Adventure Treks alum (and currently working at Camp Pinnacle for my first summer as a counselor!). In 2019, I took my last trip, Leadership Summit, with some amazing friends and fantastic instructors. In recent months, many of us found ourselves missing our beloved […]

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