Start a lifetime of adventure with three weeks in the wilderness. On this course designed for teens ages 14-15, you’ll learn leadership and outdoor skills while backpacking through the mountains of Olympic National Park or North Cascades National Park. These amazing wilderness areas offer chances to climb craggy peaks and wander evergreen forests. Experienced instructors will mentor you through encountering new wilderness challenges while providing lessons on ecology, history, and caring for yourself and a group in the wilderness. Even if you’ve never been camping before, this course is a great way to learn more about the outdoors and yourself.
Leadership skills are a core part of this expedition. You and your group will meet new challenges together that test your growing skills. Making decisions, living in a small community, and experiencing the highs and lows that highlight every expedition are all part of learning your personal leadership style. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with experiences that will help you be a leader at school, at home, and for the rest of your life.