Backpacking trips, outdoor adventures, survival skills, mountaineering
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Since 1973, Wilderness Ventures has been conducting exciting expeditions for young adults in the Western United States and several international countries. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting & kayaking, mountaineering, biking, sailing, SCUBA, canoeing, sea kayaking, and community service.
Since 1973, Wilderness Ventures has been conducting exciting expeditions for beginners and experienced young adults, ages 11 through 20. Expeditions visit a variety of wilderness environments in the Western United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia, Central & South America, and the South Pacific for extended periods. Students learn outdoor and group leadership skills as well as gain an appreciation for various wilderness environments. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting & kayaking, mountaineering, biking, sailing, SCUBA, canoeing, sea kayaking, and community service. Participants come from nearly every state and several countries. Enrollment is limited, and applicants must submit school references prior to admission. Previous wilderness experience is not necessary.
Bold Earth Teen Adventures
Are you ready to take your summer adventure up a notch? Tired of doing the same old thing every year? Adventure with Bold Earth around the world! Everywhere from Colorado, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Europe, Bali, Fiji, Greece, Thailand, Africa, South America and more. More locations. More adventures; trips of a lifetime.
When it comes to unforgettable summers Bold Earth Teen Adventures has been leading the teen adventure travel industry since 1976. Our vision empowers high school students to feel alive, competent and part of a self-motivated team. Enjoy world class expeditions in rock climbing, white water rafting, backpacking, biking, sailing, kayaking, horse packing and service projects. Our hallmark is responsibility, commitment and inspirational leadership. Phone interview and references are required. Join us in Alaska, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Europe, Colorado, Thailand, Fiji, Bali, Australia, England, California, Washington state, Africa and beyond. More locations. More adventures. Trips of a lifetime.
Ekone Ranch Summer Camps
A one-of-a-kind camp program, emphasizing natural horsemanship, nature-based activities, positive peer relationships, and a warm, welcoming camp community. Small sessions with a max of 24 campers and a camper/staff ratio of 6:1 or better.
Since 1986, Ekone Ranch offers a one-of-a-kind camp program on 1060 acres of canyonlands, forests and meadows near the Columbia Gorge. Our residential, co-ed camp program features small groups of no more than 24 children per session and a 6:1 camper/staff ratio or better. Horse camp sessions emphasize the special relationship between children and horses. Campers spend many hours each day with our wonderful horses, grooming, learning groundwork, practicing in the arena, and going on long trail rides through spectacular country. We ride bareback and western. When not with the horses, campers are engaged in a variety of art projects, nature explorations, swimming, ranch activities and chores.
Our garden-fresh, from-scratch food is a highlight of the camp experience (many a camper has learned to love their vegetables in the Yummy Tummy Cafe). Campers sleep in our A-frame longhouse, in tipis, under the stars, or in the hay barn where we listen to the horses breathe all night long.
We offer two special programs with less of an emphasis on horsemanship: Passage for Girls: A Coming-of-Age Journey in Nature, and Homestead Week.
All of our sessions emphasize creating a supportive camp community, healthy peer relationships, and a positive work ethic. Campers have an unforgettable immersion experience in healthy lifestyles, good eating, and great friends. They learn that good work can be great fun, and they come back year after year for more!
Due to our small session size, we are happy to accommodate some children with special needs or dietary considerations--please contact us for more information.
Please visit our website at www.ekone.org or call 509-773-4536 for more information.
Dedicated to outdoor adventure for ages 12-18.
Western States/Provinces, Oregon (AK- NC -WA - CA -UT- CO- BC-NH - VT- ME)
Join Adventure Treks for two, three and four week Adventures for young adults ages 12 - 18 in the amazing scenery of the North American. How many teenagers get to Climb Mount Saint Helens, sea kayak with seals, rock climb famous cliffs, or raft big northwestern whitewater? Join students from all over the country and the world. Discover fun, friendships, adventure, community and growth. Program features a 1:4 instructor to student ratio. contact us today for a brochure and DVD.
“I tell parents they won’t believe their good fortune to have stumbled upon such a wholesome organization, with fabulous instructors, who use fun and adventure to tap into a facet of your child’s character, endurance, or personality that had never before found expression.”
F.D. Fields, parent from Pittsburg, PA
AA Rites of Passage Journeys
Rites-of-Passage Journeys are powerful experiences for all young people. In life, we change and tranistion into something new... through puberty and into Adulthood. We need Ritual, Ceremonies and the Vision Quest to suceed.
Throughout the Western United States, ID, CO, MT, UT, NM, CA, AZ, OR, WA
Rites of Passage is an old phrase. Our ancestors, the Native Americans, the Africans and many of the worlds cultures know its value.
Over time, many of us have lost the wisdom of the Rites of Passage. Now is the time to bring it back. Our ancestors knew how to live with the Earth. In todays world, we are forced into technology, materialism, subdivisions, cell phones, computers and on and on. It gets harder and harder to connect with Nature and our own natural cycles.
The Rite of Passage is a time to honor the individual that is in "change". There are 6 phases involved: Acknowledgment, Separation, Discovery, Silence, Initiation and Celebration.
We travel into the wilderness and we find ourselves, our true selves.
We will learn the Medicine Wheel and how it affects our lives. We will connect with the 4 Elements of Air-Water-Fire-Earth. We will learn how to make fire from our bare hands. We will think about our lives. We will spend time alone. We will discover who we are. We will learn to honor ourselves. We will begin to live.
During the silence phase, we will adventure into a time of quiet. The native people call it the Vision Quest. It is the most powerful experience that we know of. It is the climax of the Rite of Passage Journey. Once complete with the Vision Quest, the person will have transformed themselves into something new. This new person is one who they, themselves has designed.
The Sweat Lodge is an ancient initiation, where hot rocks are brought into a small confined area. Within the lodge, we sing, silence and focus on our lives. It is a purification ceremony. It is cleansing.
Upon return, the person is greeted by some of his family members and life-long mentors. They meet "for the first time" ... again.
This journey is not for the light at heart. It is ceremony and ritual and it will change our lives... should we give it a chance.
Are you ready?
We invite you to join us.
Equine Escapes Camp
Equine Escapes Summer Horse Camp - Immerse yourself in everything horse! Go trail riding with your new equine friend! Stay overnight in our authentic tipis!
Learn all things horse at Equine Escapes Camp!
Activities included being responsible for your own horse (you may have a buddy to share with) horse care, horsemanship, western or english riding, lots of horsey games and activities and of course, how to speak horse! We offer 3 levels of horse experiences, from beginners to going TRAIL RIDING EVERY DAY!
We are located on 20 acres conveinently located in Issaquah approx 20 minutes from Seattle. In our activities, we also teach about the local wildlife and nature, have bonfires, go fishing on our private lake and have a magical horse painting party. Thursday nights we have optional overnights or you can choose from our all inclusive week long camp and stay in our authentic tipis. Kids ages 6-14 participate in our camps and also enjoy our outdoor lawn games, bounce house and our petting zoo!
Equine Escapes - Connecting to nature through the eyes of the horse...
Overlake's Horse & Farm Camps in Bellevue, WA.
Overlake Farm in Bellevue, Washington offers summer kid's Horse and/or Farm camps. These are full-day camps for kids ages 5-11.
The camps are tailored for children that like the outdoors, nature and animals. Even though each day will have a different theme (i.e. Native American, Old West, Pioneer, Early American) the children will learn about life on a farm and caring for animals, beginning horseback riding, plant and animal identification and exploration in our stream and backwoods. In addition, we will be teaching “old world” life and survival skills from shooting a bow and arrow to cooking in a dutch oven. The kids will also have plenty of “good old fashioned game” time which include tug-a-war, egg toss, balance rope, tire swing and gunny sack races. Call 425/881-4499 to register or for more information.
Three bases in Washington, Idaho, Oregon. Please request which of the three bases you'd like to be in communication with for trips.
Pony Badges Horse/Pony Camp & Badge Program/Art, too!
Our program offers a wide range of indoor & outdoor activities to keep your child entertained!
Our amazing ranch offers a true Cowboy/Cowgirl experience and loads of summer fun for your kids at an affordable price. Pony Badges can accomodate 1/2 day camps for younger kids and all day camps for older children! We have a team of well trained horses and ponies in our facility. We have very experienced and professional instructors that can't wait to have fun with the kids and the horses this summer so sign up soon-space is limited! Please call Deb @ 425-418-8484 for more info.Deb has been completing the Horsemanship badge programs with the Girl Scouts for years and the Boy Scouts the last 1 1/2 years, so you know your kids are in good hands. The program will teach safety, english and western riding techniques, ground handling and horsemanship, tacking and horse care as well as developing treamwork while improving self esteem. Dates/ times/camps are flexible so don't hesitate to call, text or email!
Blue Compass Camps
Blue Compass is an outdoor adventure camp for kids, teens, and young adults who would benefit from a small group environment. Some of our campers have been diagnosed with autism, asperges, and/or add/adhd.
Blue Compass offers outdoor adventure programs for ages 7-22. From day camps to multi-day trips, we cover a wide range of outdoor adventure activities such as backpacking, sailing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, and high ropes courses. One of our main goals is to support social and emotional growth in our campers. We believe that outdoor adventure provides an excellent opportunity to foster growth and allow our campers to practice making and maintaining friendships.
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