Wilderness Adventures
99% Rating
(8 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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Frazer
Female
18 years old
Memphis
Other

If I could choose any moment in my life to go back to it would be this trip!

10/10

Having decided to do this trip on sort of a whim, with no previous backpacking or hiking experience, I was pretty nervous on the flight out to Barcelona, but they turned out to be some of the most amazing weeks of my life! The next four weeks were filled with amazing friends, lots of fun, and lots of challenges (for me at least, haha). I had 2 incredible leaders who genuinely supported me and awesome, sweet, and hilarious friends who laughed with me and helped me up each time I fell because of my bad hiking boots! I grew very close to the people on this trip, and at the end of 4 weeks I couldn't believe I had only met them 28 days ago! I would HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone considering it.
Each night we would have a group family time, we'd play a game, and do other fun things. One of those thing was that we got to ask one person questions to get to know them. My favorite question was, "if you could pick any moment in your life to to relive what would it be?" One night, when it was my turn to answer, someone asked me the same question, and I don't think I had a definitive answer. But now after this trip, I can say--without a doubt-- that I would choose those 4 weeks in the Alps and Pyrenees! They were filled with adventure, hilarious memories, and times that I laughed so hard that I cried. They were flat out amazing, thanks to the super fun activities that we did, my amazing leaders, and my awesome friends. Also, if nothing else, to all you parents out there, just remember your kid can also squeeze a college essay out of this-- I know I did!

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Reilly
Female
16 years old
Kansas City, Missouri
Other

Wilderness Adventures Peru Review

10/10

The moment I got to Peru I was shocked by how at home I felt with the leaders and other campers. Throughout the three weeks I grew as a person pushing myself physically and mentally. My group leaders were so supportive if I ever didn’t feel well, and always could sense if something was up. The friends I made on this trip I will stay in touch with forever and am already planning to meet up with them. Overall it was by far the best 3 weeks of my summer and the activities I participated in we’re unforgettable. It was just an amazing experience from start to finish.

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Andrew
Male
2016 years old
United States
Other

An experience unlike any other

9/10

I have done many trips similar to this, however, Peru stands out as the most unique adventure I have ever experienced. I was certainly encouraged to step outside of my comfort zone. I was not even awarded the comfort of being in the same hemisphere! With enthusiastic trip leaders, a great group of friends, a superb guide, satisfying and productive community service, and an immersive trip itinerary, you are guaranteed to come back from Peru with a deeper understanding about not only the culture, but of yourself as well.

How can this program be improved?

I think the pack list could be improved. Peru in the winter (which is summer in the United States) would be a reasonable temperature if not for the altitude, which makes it feel much colder than it is. Make sure to pack warm clothes!

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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

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