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, peak summit attempts, 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. Under the passionate direction and guidance of the High Camp Program Director, students will experience the unique learning opportunities that exist at our NEW high alpine campus!
General Program Schedule:
Monday - Friday: Triple overnight on Tuesday
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
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This is a SAMPLE itinerary from a previous summer. Specific activities will vary from year to year.
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*NEW! All participants will receive Telluride Academy backpacks, sleeping bags and sleeping pads while participating in this program! Gear will be used by instructors to teach proper packing techniques on the first day and will go home with students the night before their overnight backpacking trips. We ask that you bring an empty duffel bag on the morning of your overnights so your child's gear can be taken home easily at the end of the week.