Groups are limited to 4-8 participants with a minimum of two experienced leaders per group. This small group size allows for a more personalized experience and for the leaders to pour more time into each individual participant.
All equipment and food will be provided for each participant. The only things each young person will need to bring is their own clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and a willingness to push themselves beyond their perceived boundaries.
How long are the trips?
Each trip is 5 days, 4 nights.
How many miles can I expect to hike on the trip?
The average trip is generally between 25 - 30 miles.
How hard is the hike?
Many of our participants are first time hikers. We make sure to balance the difficulty of the trip based on the groups ability.
What do I need to pack?
We will provide you with a packing list prior to your trip depending on which route/trip you're signed up for.
Can I bring my own gear?
Yes, but all gear you bring will have to be approved by leaders.
Do I need to bring food?
No. We will provide food. Please refer to the packing list for items you're responsible for bringing.
What if I have food allergies?
If you have food allergies or special dietary needs please let us know prior to your trip. We can accommodate your needs, but we just need to know in advance.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! We highly encourage inviting friends to join you on your adventure.
How much does it cost?
We offer these trips for free. We are funded by donations which allow us to keep this experience open to all.
Can I bring my cell phone?
We do not allow cell phones on the trips. Leaders do have a satellite phone for emergencies only.
What do you do if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are first aid certified and at least one of the guides per trip have their Wilderness First Aid certification. They are trained and prepared to handle emergencies in the field.
What about taking photos?
Each trip attendee will need to sign a photo release form as our leaders have great cameras and take a lot of pictures. After the trip, each attendee will get copies of all the trip photos.
Will I be able to talk with my child while they are on the trip?
The short answer is no. If there are any emergencies leaders will have a satellite phone, but it is for emergencies only.
REady to sign up?
Visit our adventure page to learn more about upcoming trips!
We are so excited to have you join us on one of our upcoming trips! Learn more about what trips entail and what you can expect by visiting the link below.