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Monthly Archives:December 2017

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What Kind of Camera Should Your Child Bring to Adventure Treks?

Parents rejoice when they learn about the Adventure Treks no-electronics policy. But the next question they ask is, “how can my child take photos at Adventure Treks without a phone?” We know they’ve become outdated due to amazing advances in smartphone cameras, but remember GoPros and point-and-shoot cameras? That’s what your child should bring to […]

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Beyond the Itinerary: the Specifics of an AT Trip

While our trip itineraries provide a great overall picture of the outdoor adventures we do at Adventure Treks, it can be difficult for new families to understand the Adventure Treks logistics while their students are on a trip. I’ve been working for Adventure Treks for five years (as both the year-round logistics coordinator and summer […]

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Staff Spotlight: Kelly Dohn

Kelly earned a degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, majoring in fine arts. She is returning for her third season at Adventure Treks this summer. Last year, Kelly led students on the Yellowstone Adventure trips! What is your favorite AT activity? That is so hard to choose, but I think my favorite thing […]

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Q&A with an Adventure Treks Alumni

Former student Spencer Butts, who did five Adventure Treks trips and is now a freshman at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, shares how his AT experiences have helped shape his life so far. (Spencer will be joining Camp Pinnacle for his first year as a counselor this summer!) What was your “aha” moment when you […]

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It’s Time for Teenagers to Reclaim Conversation

Twenty-five years ago, when I started Adventure Treks, I had no idea that one of the benefits I would be looking forward to for my own daughters would be the opportunity to escape their electronic devices and engage in face-to-face conversation over an extended period of time. The book Reclaiming Conversation by MIT’s Sherry Turkle, the […]

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How to Make Friends the Adventure Treks Way

Being an Adventure Treks instructor for the last seven years has taught me many things. I’ve learned to be more confident, believe in myself, and how to make any situation fun. I’ve also learned that it’s OK to show some vulnerability, that conflict is a healthy thing, and that giving a genuine compliment feels better […]

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