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Monthly Archives:February 2016

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The Most Common Misconceptions about Adventure Treks

To a student who’s never experienced outdoor adventure (or even gone camping), Adventure Treks’ teen summer outdoor adventure camps can seem like a daunting experience: We sleep in tents; we rock climb, hike, climb mountains, whitewater raft, mountain bike, and more; and we join a brand-new community of people, mostly (if not entirely) comprised of people […]

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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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