Notes From The Road

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What to Expect on Opening Day at Adventure Treks

You are all signed up for Adventure Treks this summer—WOOHOO!!! You picked your destination, you’ve started packing, you’ve booked flights, and you can’t wait for the adventure to begin! Even so, you may be feeling some butterflies in your stomach about arriving to Adventure Treks, especially if this is your first trip. Perhaps you’ve never […]

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Physically Preparing for Your Adventure Treks Trip

Flowers are blooming and temperatures are rising—spring is here, and that means summer is soon to follow! Unbelievably, the first Adventure Treks trips of 2023 begin in less than two months. As you check items off of the packing list and get in touch with friends from previous summers, make sure you also take time […]

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Service Close to Home: Adventure Treks’ Volunteer Day

Every year, the Adventure Treks team takes time out of the office to volunteer for local organizations. Most recently, we spent time with MANNA FoodBank in Asheville, NC! We have volunteered with MANNA before, but this time was even more special: Their new volunteer coordinator is none other than alumni instructor Nic Ames! Nic worked […]

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Instructor Spotlight: Max Minichiello and Kate Wojeck

Our students will agree that Adventure Treks instructors are pretty incredible people. From planning 30-person meals for 30 days to fixing broken tent zippers to tending wounds to making sure we’re in the right place at the right time, AT instructors are constantly working to make sure our students are having the best and most […]

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Why Adventure Camps for Teens are So Much FUN!

Adventure Treks’ top goals for students include the building a supportive and inclusive community, experiencing personal growth, and—of course—having a TON of FUN! For a moment, close your eyes and pretend you’re on an Adventure Treks trip in California. It’s a typical summer day… meaning it’s hot. After an adventurous day of rock climbing with […]

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Mentorship for Young People in the Outdoors

One of the first questions asked of prospective Adventure Treks instructors is “What qualities do you have that make you a good role model? How do you feel about mentorship for young people in the outdoors?” It is critical to our philosophy that our instructors are well prepared to show students the ropes, both literally […]

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