Sara Valentine Adventure Treks Instructor

Sara Valentine

Instructor, Colorado Explorer 1, 2, & 3

Originally from northern Virginia, Sara spent her college career as a trip leader for the university’s outdoor orientation program, leading students on backpacking, kayaking, and canoeing trips across West Virginia. Sara is currently a kayak roll instructor and works at the outdoor recreation center helping other students get outside, and is returning for her third season as an instructor with Adventure Treks. 

  • Education: West Virginia University, bachelor’s degree in history and recreation, parks, and tourism resources
  • What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? I can’t wait to meet students from all over the country. There aren’t too many jobs out there that allow you to meet so many new people while having fun everyday outside!
  • Favorite outdoor memory? On a backpacking trip, my crew and I raced to a well-known spot for catching sunsets, but the clouds were covering our view. We ended up passing around Skittles and asking each other silly questions and sharing stories. Plenty of laughs and smiles went around despite our cloudy evening.
  • Favorite quote: “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon