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Monthly Archives:February 2017

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Musings on the College Admission Race

I originally wrote this blog as a polite response to a parent who has decided that as much as her son loves Adventure Treks, next summer, he will instead devote his time to SAT prep courses and college essay writing clinics instead of returning to the mountains he loves. While I have seen many students take this summer […]

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Student Trip Report: A Reunion in Yosemite!

By Harper Swing, currently a freshman at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Leadership Summit 2016, Alaska 1a 2015, California Challenge 3 2014, British Columbia 2 2013, California Adventure 2012 I always had a hard time leaving an Adventure Treks trip. Every summer, when I would step off the plane, back in my home […]

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Thinking of all our AT Families in Harm’s Way and Thanking You for a Great Summer!

Between hurricanes, wildfires, and unsettling international and domestic events, our world seems to be turning upside down. Our hearts go out to our Adventure Treks families in the Houston area. Fortunately, all seem to be doing OK and focused on helping others. We are grateful that Irma has spared our families in the Dominican Republic […]

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Mid-Summer Adventure Treks Video Postcard

We’ve been having a lot of fun at Adventure Treks this summer, and we thought we would share a video from some of our early summer trips! Parents, we greatly appreciate the tremendous teenagers with whom it has been an absolute pleasure to work with so far this summer. We are so excited to meet […]

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Visiting our Students and Evening Meetings

Evening meeting is a nightly ritual, unique to Adventure Treks. Every evening, our trip groups come together as a community, share daily highlights, 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 the positive. […]

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Adventure Treks is Open for Summer!

Everyone is on the move! When the last planes land in Alaska, today we will have 215 students scattered between Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Colorado. It’s been exciting to welcome our students, and the fun, adventure, and community that makes Adventure Treks special has finally begun! After opening these first round of trips, our […]

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