Local activities and multi-day treks on land and water promote well being and increase familiarity and comfort with the outdoors.
Whether it’s the soothing sounds of a stream in the woods, spotting an unfamiliar creature, or gazing over a canyon, our Treks inspire a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of creation and our role in caring for it.
Our Treks incorporate education and reflections on history, the environment, and culture, challenging us to expand our worldview.
We provide extensive outdoor leadership training and facilitate community service opportunities in order to challenge our students to work as a team and grow in character.
New Student Orientation
Students bond through team building activities, outdoor challenge course games, and an introduction to camping and boating skills.
Trekkers engage in active learning through visits to national monuments, museums, and other historical sites in our nation’s capital.
Senior Rites of Passage
Participating 12th graders travel to upstate New York’s Saranac Lake region for a challenging water and land expedition culminating in a 24-hour solo experience.
Through annual treks, students acquire outdoor competencies, learn about the history and environment in a region, and engage in leadership and team-building.
This trip brings what Seniors have been reading from John McPhee’s book, “The Pine Barrens,” to life as we paddle through the Pinelands east of Camden.
Spring Break Expeditions
Regardless of the destination, spring break trips are packed with new cultural and historical adventures and plenty of outdoor exploration.
A four day expedition to mid-coast Maine, students explore through quarry jumping, hiking, sea kayaking, and lobstering alongside Maine Trekkers.
This trek teaches youth about the island’s history and ecology through a variety of beach-related outdoor activities.
Students spend the day in a U.S. city walking, visiting historical sites, and engaging with residents to learn more about the area’s culture and history.