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Monthly Archives:September 2017

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The Adventure Treks Take on the College Cheating Scandal

With our oldest daughter a freshman in college and our middle kids a junior and freshman in high school, my wife Jane and I are enmeshed in the non-stop stress of the college application process. We figure by the time our youngest (Charlie, in 6th grade) applies, we might have the system figured out. Insidious […]

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The Benefits of Teen Outdoor Adventure Camps

If you’re reading this, you may have already researched the extensive benefits of teen outdoor adventure camps. As more and more studies show that today’s teenagers are experiencing higher than ever levels of pressure, depression, and anxiety, parents continually seek out programs that boost confidence, increase independence and leadership skills, and offer inclusive communities so that […]

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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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