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You are here: Home Wilderness Programs Ages 8 - 12 Explorer's Journey

Explorer's Journey

This fun-filled introduction to wilderness and community is the perfect first-time-away-from-home adventure!

When Jul 10, 2017 09:00 AM to
Jul 14, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Olympic National Park, WA
Cost: $725; deposit $250. Financial aid available
Ages: 8-10 (coed)
Contact Name Cameron Withey
Contact Email
Contact Phone (425) 485.7396
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This is a 5-day trip: Monday morning through Friday afternoon

*6/1/17 One spot left!*

A fun-filled introduction to wilderness and community, for kids ages 8-10!

Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the Explorer's Journey is the perfect back-country introduction to our wilderness rites of passage programs for young people.

Have you ever just sat under a tree and listened to the sounds of nature? Have you ever yelled "YAHO-O-O-O!" as you plunged into a cold mountain stream? 

Somewhere in the Olympic Mountains, the winter snows are melting to feed spring flowers and giant cedars. At this very moment, deer are coming to newly opened meadows to graze and birds are building their nests. And that's where we'll be, too, exploring the woods and playing while learning camp skills, communication skills, and the art of introspection under the care and guidance of experienced mentors.

This journey of discovery invites the young person to learn more about nature, community, and their Self, all the while having fun and making new friends. Along with the challenges of wilderness living and travel come nighttime campfires, story telling, stargazing, and the stunning beauty of the Olympic Rainforest.

 

Skills Introduced

  • Working cooperatively
  • Creative self-expression
  • How to care for wilderness
  • Wilderness living & hiking skills
  • Communication and problem-solving within a community
  • Self-reflection
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Natural history of the northwest mountains & rivers

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Financial Aid may be available. Please visit our Scholarship Page for more information.

 
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