2016/17 Break Trips

Our extended trips during Winter and Spring Break provide an experience that is unforgettable. A week of getting to know a new group of people, while exploring and learning skills, allows participants to forget about their school work or job and focus on the beautiful outdoor areas and exciting activities offered.

These trips are camping based. This means that you will stay in tents every night and cook your food on camp stoves. Showers may be available a few sites along the way.

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Winter Break

Texas and New Mexico: Dec. 28 to Jan. 7

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Texas and New Mexico- Come to the desert southwest to backpack, hike, cave and camp. Areas we will visit include Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Dates- Dec. 28 to Jan. 7th. Medium physical difficulty: beginner skill level. Information Packet

Cost: $600



Spring Break

2017 Options:

  • Florida Keys: March 3-11
  • Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina: March 3-11

Florida Keys:

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Get ready to experience the beautiful beaches, keys and waters of Southern Florida. We will kayak, snorkel, swim, and camp in The Florida Keys, Bahia Honda SP and Blue Springs SP. Medium physical difficulty: beginner skill level. Information Packet

Cost: $500


North Carolina – Pisgah National Park

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Get ready to experience the rugged mountains & cliffs of North Carolina. We will backpack, climb and camp in the Table Rock/Linville Gorge area of Pisgah National Forest. Focus for this trip will be skills acquisition, with time spent on backcountry skills, navigation and intermediate climbing skills. Medium physical difficulty: beginner skill level.

Cost: $310

Cost includes instruction, transportation, all gear, food (except road food), camping fees, and trip activities.