LEAD Experience | Teen Trek Experience


Transform into a leader in SOLE’s signature outdoor leadership for teens!




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 practice applying newly learned content throughout the course of the expedition. Over time, 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.

Curriculum Themes | Lessons:

Outdoor Leadership

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

Outdoor Living & Travel 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:

  • (1) Leave No Trace Trainer Certification

Credits Available:

  • Yes.  1 – 2 available.  Pre and/or post coursework may apply.

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

Program Schedule 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 overarching 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.

Additional information

Program Dates

July 22nd – 27th, 2019 Male Specific, August  5th – 10th, 2019 Female Specific

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