Does your student enjoy Spring Break road trips? If so, he or she may be interested in joining one of the Adventure Learning trips over break next year. Adventure Learning Trips are available throughout the school year and give students opportunities to go backpacking and rock climbing. If you think your student may be interested in joining one of these trips over Spring Break next year, take a look at the 2019 trip information below!
What trips are offered?
While destinations vary each year, 2019 groups are going to the places below:
Rock climbing enthusiasts are taking a trip to Moab, Utah, where they will have the opportunity to go rock climbing all week. During a mid-week rest day, students will visit Arches National Park and see the most iconic arches. While a rock climbing trip may be offered for your student to sign up for next year, there are no guarantees that the same trips will be available every year.
Adventure Learning students are visiting Gila National Forest in New Mexico. Students on the trip will backpack for a week on a 35-mile loop in the forest. While backpacking, students will even get to visit some natural hot springs and see the remains of ancient cliff dwellings. If your student would be interested in a trip like this one, keep an eye out to see if it is offered next year!
Each trip costs $415 per student. This covers travel expenses and equipment rental.
What should students bring?
Students will receive packing lists with information about the food and clothes they need to bring. Outdoor equipment will be provided, so students will not need to bring any of their own. This includes tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and equipment for activities.
When will students leave?
Trips will depart in the morning on Saturday, March 2 from the Barnes Student Center.
Where will students sleep?
On these outdoor trips, students will camp in the evenings, and tents and sleeping bags will be provided. Camp sites will includenational and state parks, where there will be limited access to electricity and running water.
Who will travel with the students?
Trained student leaders from IWU will lead each of the trips, and participants will be safe with their leaders. Student leaders have experience with the trip destinations where groups will travel, and they will have experiences with all of the trip activities and sports. IWU has provided each student leader with extensive outdoor adventure training, and each leader is a certified Wilderness First Responder, which requires 80 hours of medical training.
How can my student sign up next year?
Your student can sign up for these trips by visiting the Adventure Learning Office in the Student Center. Not every trip can be offered each year, but there will always be trips available to students. Application deadlines are the end of January each year. This allows students to attend one month of instructions to prepare for the trips. Trips fill up quickly, so it is best to sign up as soon as possible.
Would your student be interested in these activities? Let us know in the comments below!