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Wilderness Ventures
Jackson, WY, 83001
Phone: 307-733-2122, 1-800-533-2281
Fax: 307-739-1934

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Description

Established in 1973, Wilderness Ventures has become the most widely recognized and experienced multi-environmental wilderness program for young adults. Each summer, a variety of expeditions embark upon sixteen to forty day programs designed to teach the acquisition of wilderness skills, leadership techniques and respect for the natural landscape. These goals are accomplished within a non-competitive, nurturing, and fun environment in which students gain self-confidence through challenging activities, learn about themselves and others, and attain a life-long appreciation for the spectacular beauty of these wilderness areas. Wilderness Skills: All Wilderness Ventures expeditions teach a variety of wilderness skills, including, but not limited to: expedition planning; backcountry safety; meal planning, purchasing and preparation; navigation; minimum impact camping; and landscape and natural history interpretation. Specific programs also include instruction in backpacking, sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, snow and ice climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The acquisition of these skills develops self-confidence and prepares young adults for a lifetime of enjoyment in the outdoors. Leadership: We believe that leadership involves much more than leading a group safely through a wilderness or to the summit of a peak. All Wilderness Ventures expeditions emphasize the importance of learning how to make decisions and solve problems within a group. These skills are useful throughout life and well beyond the wilderness environment. The small group format and the emphasis on the group experience require that all expedition members learn to place their own personal needs behind the needs of the group. This group focus creates intimate bonding among expedition members and provides each individual with a valuable understanding of group cooperation that enhances social skills for success in life. Wilderness Appreciation: When we founded Wilderness Ventures in 1973, we were fortunate that access to the most spectacular wilderness environments was still available. We are privileged to be able to visit these natural treasures and our travel through these wilderness areas instills in us a responsibility for their future survival. On our expeditions, participants will learn not only the methods of minimum impact camping, but also gain a love for these places and a burning desire to see them saved so that future generations might someday have a similar experience.



Details

Camp Type:
Travel Tour
Year Established:
1973
Gender:
coed
Age of Campers:
13 to 20
Cost/Week:
$1001.00-$2000.00/wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:
Accreditations:

Activities

adventure:
  • Hiking Day outings
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing ( Adventure )
  • Wilderness
athletic:
  • Fishing
  • Rowing and Crew
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Surfing
  • Water Sports
  • Windsurfing


Sessions

(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

TRIP DATES LENGTH AGES AVTIVITIES
Leadership Adventures
 

Yellowstone Teton Explorer
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-22 - 07-07
07-10 - 07-25
07-28 - 08-12

16 days

6th Grade

Hiking, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Pacific Northwest Explorer
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

07-03 - 07-18
07-21 - 08-05

16 days

6th Grade

Hiking, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Jackson Hole
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-22 - 07-13
07-04 - 07-25
07-16 - 08-06

22 days

7th, 8th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Puget Sound
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

06-23 - 07-13
07-16 - 08-05

21 days

7th, 8th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Canoeing, Hiking, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Yellowstone
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-22 - 07-07
07-10 - 07-25
07-28 - 08-12

16 days

7th, 8th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Colorado Utah Mountain Bike
Arr: Denver, CO
Dep: Denver, CO

06-22 - 07-07
07-10 - 07-25
07-28 - 08-12

16 days

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Hiking, Leadership Training, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting

 

Rocky Mountain
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

07-04 - 07-19
07-22 - 08-06

16 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Bicycling, Hiking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Northern Rockies
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-28 - 07-25

28 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inflatable Kayaking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

California
Arr: San Francisco, CA
Dep: San Francisco, CA

06-23 - 07-13
07-16 - 08-05

21 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inflatable Kayaking, Leadership Training, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting

 

High Sierra
Arr: San Francisco, CA
Dep: San Francisco, CA

06-23 - 07-16
07-19 - 08-11

24 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inflatable Kayaking, Leadership Training, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snow Climbing, Whitewater Rafting

 

Oregon
Arr: Portland, OR
Dep: Portland, OR

06-22 - 07-07
07-10 - 07-25
07-28 - 08-12

16 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting

 

Hawaii Kauai
Arr: Honolulu, HI
Dep: Honolulu, HI

06-23 - 07-08
07-10 - 07-27
07-27 - 08-11

16 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Hiking, Leadership Training, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing

 

Pacific Northwest
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

06-23 - 07-13
07-16 - 08-05

21 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Northwest
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

06-28 - 07-25

28 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Glacier Trekking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Snow Climbing, Whitewater Rafting

 

Cascade Olympic
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

06-23 - 07-13
07-15 - 08-04

21 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Glacier Trekking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Mountaineering, Snow Climbing, Whitewater Rafting

 

Grand Teton
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-22 - 07-13
07-04 - 07-25
07-16 - 08-06

22 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Leadership Training, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Great Divide
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-28 - 07-19
07-22 - 08-12

22 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inflatable Kayaking, Leadership Training, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Yellowstone Teton
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

06-22 - 07-07
07-10 - 07-25
07-28 - 08-12

16 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Hiking, Inflatable Kayaking, Leadership Training, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Yellowstone Fly Fishing
Arr: Jackson Hole, WY
Dep: Jackson Hole, WY

07-04 - 07-19
07-22 - 08-06

16 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Leadership Training, Whitewater Rafting

 

Alaska
Arr: Anchorage, AK
Dep: Anchorage, AK

07-01 - 08-05

36 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Glacier Trekking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Alaska Southeast
Arr: Juneau, AK
Dep: Juneau, AK

06-23 - 07-13
07-16 - 08-05

21 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Glacier Trekking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

 

Alaska Southcentral
Arr: Anchorage, AK
Dep: Anchorage, AK

07-01 - 07-24

24 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Glacier Trekking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting

International Adventures
 

British Columbia
Arr: Seattle, WA
Dep: Seattle, WA

06-23 - 07-08

16 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Hiking, Leadership Training, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Whitewater Kayaking

 

Costa Rica
Arr: San Jose, Costa Rica
Dep: San Jose, Costa Rica

06-23 - 07-13
07-16 - 08-05

21 days

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

Backpacking, Community Service, Cultural Immersion, Hiking, Leadership Training, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line

 

Costa Rica Surfing
Arr: San Jose, Costa Rica
Dep: San Jose, Costa Rica

07-03 - 07-18
07-21 - 08-05

16 days

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades, Grouped according to age.

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