Enrollment and Application Form

Looking for a last-minute trip for summer 2024? Click here for current availability and begin the application below to enroll. 

Mark your calendars: Enrollment for 2025 is now open for select families!

For 2024 families: Enroll for 2025 in the two-week period after your child arrives home this summer for our best tuition discount of the season. Each 2024 trip will have its own early enrollment schedule; currently enrolled families will be notified via email. 

For alumni and new families: Enroll for 2025 beginning August 15 for a fantastic tuition discount (see schedule above).

View the 2025 schedule here

How to enroll

We are so excited to welcome you into our Adventure Treks family! We are always happy to help you choose the best summer adventure; feel free to call us at 828-698-0399 with any questions.

The online application below will require the following:

  • Approximately 5–10 minutes to complete
  • Creation of a username and password using a parent or guardian’s email address
  • Standard contact information
  • Selection of preferred program
  • $1,000 deposit (electronic check, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express)
  • Thorough review of our terms and conditions

This application is for students and their families. For summer employment, please see our employment page.

Adventure Treks admissions process

Adventure Treks is not an open-enrollment program. To ensure a mutually good fit, new families fill out admissions forms, including a student questionnaire, parent questionnaire, and health history; new students must also provide at least one character reference from school. This information helps us determine a mutually good fit, us allows us to get to know our families before we meet our students, and helps us create the best possible peer groups on every trip. Once all admissions forms have been completed and reviewed, we will be in touch about official acceptance. If a student is not accepted to Adventure Treks, the $1,000 deposit is fully refundable. Please read more about our application process and payment and cancellation policies in our terms and conditions.

If a program is listed in red with an hourglass icon, it means that program is full. You must still complete the application to be put on the waitlist (there is no charge to be waitlisted).

Adventure Treks is committed to making teen outdoor adventure camps accessible to as many teenagers as possible. In addition to in-house financial aid, Adventure Treks works with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Charlie Wellman Memorial Fund to provide scholarships for deserving students. Financial aid typically ranges from 10 to 50 percent of tuition cost; the amount awarded varies per year and by student. Additionally, not all trips will have space available for scholarship funding, so we ask that students remain flexible in trip choice. Click here to read more about our scholarship fund, and please email us with questions and for the financial aid application!

2025 enrollment is now open for returning families! Click here to re-enroll for next summer.