Excitement for Adventure Treks summer 2012 is building and we are so very excited to meet our new students and see our many returning students and instructors. June can’t get here soon enough! New instructor hiring is almost complete. Again this year, over 70% of last summer’s instructors will be returning. We are incredibly excited about the new members of our instructor team and we expect that this will be our best team ever. Our average age will be over 27 years old. You will learn about your specific instructors in mid – May and your trip mates in mid – June.
Though Adventure Treks is all about the people, lots of new equipment arrives at our office daily. New Deuter adjustable internal frame backpacks, new Big Agnes tents, sleeping bags, climbing gear, canoes, mountain bikes and other cool outdoor equipment will complement your summer. We need a barcode system to keep it all organized.
Niki has been working hard on trip notes finalizing all the details that will make each trip magical. The most important part of the summer is you and we can’t wait for you to finish exams and get here. Our programs are 75% full and we always appreciate it when you tell your friends about us, and like us on Facebook and Google +. We are beginning to plan an Adventure Treks 20th anniversary reunion this September at our new summer camp, Camp Pinnacle. We hope to gather Adventure Treks alumni from each of the last 20 years together for great stories and fun time outdoors.
Speaking of Camp Pinnacle, Director Ben Lea and our team are hard at work reopening Camp Pinnacle for this summer. We are restoring an 85 year old iconic North Carolina mountain camp, and protecting its scenic 126 acres from development, while creating a 21st C camp with an entirely new format. Our goal is to bring the Adventure Treks philosophy to younger children, ages 8 – 13. If we can build a love for nature, outdoor activities, community and leadership at an earlier age, we are setting children up for future success while creating a natural feeder for Adventure Treks. We thank the many A.T. families who are sending younger siblings and we will have campers coming to us from around the world and across the country. Camp Pinnacle will be staffed almost entirely by former Adventure Treks students who have completed our Leadership Summit and / or Alaska programs. They are eager to give back to young folks much of what they learned at A.T. This will be a wonderful training ground in their quest to become AT instructors! Learn more about Camp Pinnacle at CAMP PINNACLE and we would greatly appreciate it if you tell your friends about our new camp!
We hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend filled with friends, family, and time outdoors. See you soon!
Best, regards, Dock