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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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Why Backpacking is the Best Activity at Adventure Treks

Updated March 2023 Imagine you are on top of a snow-covered mountain pass in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington. (If you haven’t been to the Goat Rocks, picture soaring, jagged peaks contrasted with vibrant meadows of wildflowers, alpine lakes, and never-ending vistas of surrounding mountains like the 14,411-foot Rainier and 12,280-foot Adams.) You feel a mix of […]

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Instructor Spotlight: Elena Mederas and Dana Kirk

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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Student Essay: My Adventure Treks Gap Semester Experience

By Colin Heller, LAS fall 2022 I truly believe that going on the Adventure Treks gap semester was the best thing I could have done after high school. I learned so much about myself, met lifelong friends, and explored some of the most amazing places on Earth. You don’t realize how fun it is being […]

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Encountering Wildlife at Adventure Treks

Encountering wild animals is one awesome part of exploring natural spaces. All of the beautiful parks, forests, and coastal habitats you’ll adventure in with AT are home to animals first—we are just visitors! Crossing paths with wildlife is usually exciting and a great opportunity to learn something new, but it might also be one reason […]

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