Teen Trek Experiences


Are you looking for that ultimate outdoor adventure that leaves a lasting impression?  Then go on a trek of a lifetime!  During these multi-day SOLE Experiences, SM participants will load their canoes or packs and head out “into the wilds” of Montana as a member of an actual backcountry expedition! Seasoned Field Instructors set the stage by teaching lessons related to outdoor technical skills, outdoor leadership, and Leave No Trace ® which provides the working foundation to practically applying newly learned content throughout the course of the expedition. Overtime, with effective coaching and feedback, participants are able to further develop these skills and become more confident as a result.  In addition to these and other aspects of our novel LEAD SM curriculum, participants end their Teen Trek Experience SM  with a culminating service-project allowing them to make a difference and give back to the land that they have grown to appreciate.

Click on the tabs below for more info on our Teen Trek Experience SM program! 

Upcoming Teen Trek Experiences SM:


 

Exploratory Treks SM | Male-Specific 
Dates: June 25th – June 30th, 2018 | July 16th – 21st, 2018
Location: Cabinet Mountains, Montana | Upper Priest Lake, Idaho
Recommended Ages: 14-17 y/o (13 and 18-year-olds eligible)
Cost: $675 Member | $695 Non-Member.  All inclusive pricing except for personal clothing and gear.  Scholarships available for those who qualify here.  Personal gear available to rent.

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Empowerment Treks SM | Female-Specific
Dates: July 30th – August  4th, 2018
Location: Cabinet Mountains, Montana | Upper Priest Lake, Idaho
Recommended Ages: 
14 – 17 y/o (13 and 18-year-olds eligible)
Cost: $675 Member | $695 Non-Member.  All inclusive pricing except for personal clothing and gear.  Scholarships available for those who qualify here.  Personal gear available to rent.

 

Examples of Themes | Lessons:


Outdoor Leadership

  • Situational Leadership Theory
  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Group Awareness & Management

Outdoor Technical Skills

  • Pack Packing
  • Land Navigation & Route-Finding (Topographical Maps & Compass Use and Care)
  • Stove Use & Care
  • Shelter Use & Care
  • Rationing & Nutrition
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills & Ethics
  • Foot Care
  • Basic First Aid

Certifications Awarded:


  • Leave No Trace Awareness Certification

Credits Available:


Potential Credits Available:

  • Leadership
  • Physical Education (Outdoor Education)

Please Note:  If you would like academic credit for your program additional expenses apply.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more.

Overview:


Every day we are “in the field” is unique and chocked-full of potential learning opportunities / activities with accompanying responsibilities. With supporting an expedition mindset we participants work in concert to support over arching goals and the SOLE 4 Care Philosophy SM. This allows our days to be filled with fun and adventure!

Sample Daily Schedule For “In the Field”:


9:00 AM – Breakfast and break camp
10:00 AM – Morning briefing with Leadership of the Day (LOD) Team
10:15 AM – Morning outdoor leadership lesson; adventure-based activity; service-learning opportunity
12:00 PM – Lunch; check-in with LOD Team
12:30 PM – Afternoon experiential application; adventure-based activity; service-learning opportunity
3:00 PM – Arrive at camp
3:30 PM – Personal time
5:00 PM – Dinner
6:00 PM – Evening debrief with group & LOD Team

*All times are approximate and subject to change depending on various expedition needs.

Where To Meet:


Meeting place will be based on specific course location, so please reference your student paperwork. This will also be our drop off site. Changes may be made accordingly.

“This experience gave me a new sense of confidence and realization of what is actually possible!”

~ SOLE Teen Trek Experience SM Participant, 2014

Are you ready to register?

Follow the simple steps below.

  1. Click on the button below and select your program option.
  2. Complete your personal, participant and payment information.
  3. Complete your payment.
  4. Complete student paperwork and fax / email to us.
  5. Set up transportation and accommodations for the program (if necessary).
  6. Review personal clothing and gear list and complete.
  7. Pack and head out!

Check out all of our upcoming course offerings here or contact us to design your own!