Stewardship. Orienteering. Leadership. "SOL" These are the CORE GOALS for our Alpine Academy intensives and vision of the High Camp Hut backcountry classroom. Nestled high in the San Juan Mountains, under the shadow of Sheep Mountain is the High Camp Hut. Accessed by a short trek into the backcountry, students will live in a massive mountain lodge that is fully equipped with a kitchen, lounging areas, wood burning stoves and cozy sleeping quarters! This immersive week-long adventure of high-alpine off-the-grid living, will include workshops that range from safe mountain travel, service learning projects, watershed education and interactive team building initiatives. It is here, in our outdoor classroom, students will acquire skills for a future of adventures and inquiry-based learning. Each day will play host to a collection of special guests, life-science workshops, backcountry navigation and adventures into the wilderness that surrounds us. We will also leave plenty of room for massive backcountry meals, raging bonfires, and warm soaks in the outdoor wood-burning hot tub!
General Program Schedule:
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Monday - Thursday: Double overnight on Tuesday
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
*Students are required to provide a backpack for this program. Packs can be rented or purchased with Paragon Sports by using the link on the right.