Wilderness Adventures
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(5 Reviews)

Wilderness Adventures

Wilderness Adventures is the intersection of the summer camp experience and hard-skills backcountry education. Have fun and develop your leadership and outdoor skills while immersing yourself in new environments, cultures, and community living. Wilderness Adventures is a launch pad– an important step that teaches our students to pursue a life of fulfillment where the journey is as important as the destination.

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Ella
Female
16 years old
Denver, CO

Best trip ever!!

10/10

The Thailand service trip was amazing! I had some of the best experiences of my life with an amazing group of people. The leaders were awesome. Every day we had new adventures, from scuba diving to hanging out with elephants. The service projects were fun to do. We went to marketplaces, where we ordered in Thai, to the island in Nangyuan where we all scuba dove. I will never forget my amazing summer in Thailand and I am so glad I went.

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Benjamin
Male
14 years old
San Luis Obispo, California

wilderness adventures

10/10

One of my favorite memories from my Wilderness Adventures European Alps trip was when we woke up at 4am to summit Tete Blanch. Trecking up the snow capped mountains with crampons on while watching the sun rise was an amazing experience I will never forget. Another once in a lifetime experience I had was when I woke up with a view of the Matterhorn (On the Matterhorn) above the cloud level. Overall this was a life changing trip that never got boring.

How can this program be improved?

Everything was done perfectly

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Mamie
Female
18 years old
Madison, NJ

Travel, volunteer, have fun

10/10

The Wilderness Adventures trip to Peru was an amazing experience! It was the best decision I've made. It was the perfect balance of volunteering, hard work, having fun, seeing amazing places and views, and meeting new people. I always felt safe, very comfortable, and in good hands. The trip-leaders were helpful and enthusiastic and they helped to make the trip special. The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was the coolest thing I have ever done. It was a lot of fun camping in different places and hiking across the Andes. Getting to the top of the Salkantay pass and to the top of Machu Picchu mountain was an amazing accomplishment and experience. Seeing one of the seven wonders of the world is something I will never forget. I had never been white water rafting before, and rafting on the Urubamba River with class II and III rapids was super fun. Volunteering at each school was a great experience. I loved making a difference and being able to play with the kids and learn about them and the culture. Overall I had an amazing time and I would definitely do something like this again. I will carry the memories I made on this trip with me forever.

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Emma
Female
17 years old
Sherborn

Amazing Adventure In Peru

10/10

The Peru service trip led by Wilderness Adventures was the most amazing experience of my life. One of the many stories I have is when our group was helping out at a small school in the Sacred Valley. It was after we had finished our work for the day and the sun was starting to set. A few kids from the school stayed later and we're playing some soccer. I have never been a person who is good at sports and I usually feel self conscious about playing sports in front of strangers.
However, the leaders on my trip created an environment where I felt comfortable and after one week we all became very close. Everyone began joining in the game and it was incredible. We were all screaming in Spanish and sprinting up and down the field. It almost felt like we were
competing in the World Cup. Soon the sun set and it was totally dark. You couldn't see past three feet in front of you. I felt sad that game was over but then someone pulled out their headlamp.
The game continued and as I looked around it was amazing to see that I could connect with kids from a different country who didnt speak my language. After a while the kids began to filter off to go to dinner. Eventually we headed over to diner also with huge smiles on our faces. This was one of my favorite experiences because I was so surprised and in awe of it. I will definitely never forget this trip.

How can this program be improved?

The only thing I wish that could be improved is that it was longer.

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Paige
Female
18 years old
CIncinnati, OH

Best trip yet!

10/10

This was my fourth trip with Wilderness Adventures and they keep getting better! This trip was the perfect mix of service, adventure, and language. The diversity of the location, from Ecuador to the Galápagos to the diversity just in continental Ecuador, allowed for a variety of different activities and constantly changing surroundings. The animal and plant diversity was incredible, and overall Ecuador and the Galápagos proved to be an incredibly unique place to visit. Wilderness Adventures' leaders never fail to be amazing people who you can learn so much from and perfect facilitators of the group dynamic. The small size allows for close bonds and lifelong friendships. All four of my trips have been some of the best experiences of my life and absolutely worth it. I would highly recommend this or any other Wilderness Adventures trip!

Program Listings

Peru

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Travel to the ancient lands of Peru and uncover its many secrets! Explore historic Cusco, navigate the whitewater of the Urub...

Thailand

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TS: Discover a land of mystical Elephants, ancient Buddhist temples, tropical islands, secluded jungles and tempting spices....

Switzerland

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Fly to Geneva with your trip mates before traveling around picturesque France, Italy, and Switzerland. You will hike stunning...

Ecuador

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Travel to South America where you explore the mountainous region of Quito, the rainforest in the Amazon Basin, and the myster...

Tanzania

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Head to Kenya and Tanzania to take in the wonders of Africa! Safari through the Serengeti with lions, rhinos, and the rest of...

Costa Rica

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Come with us to explore the magic of Costa Rica. Partake in daily Spanish instruction, taught by native Costa Rican professor...

Australia

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Travel together as a group the Land Down Under on this action-packed three week adventure! Stay with a local aboriginal commu...

Costa Rica

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Journey through the rainforests and across the beaches of Costa Rica on this tropical adventure! Explore the beaches and surf...

Switzerland

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Spend four incredible weeks hiking from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland! You will complete portions of both the Tour...

Spain

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Travel to two of Europe’s most famous and historical cities while adventuring nearly everywhere in between! Trek in the stunn...

Spain

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Looking to improve your Spanish language skills while soaking in the sun of Spain's southern coast? Join Wilderness Adventure...