Odyssey (n): A long and eventual journey or experience; an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest. Join us for this all NEW program as we venture to the hidden Opus Hut for a collaborative, educational and outdoor adventure experience. Students will spend their first day trekking "Ophir Pass" to the mystical Opus Hut, nestled high in the San Juan Mountains. Here, students will live in a quaint mountain lodge that is fully equipped with a kitchen, lounging areas, and cozy sleeping quarters! With instructors from both Telluride Academy and the Pinhead Institute, this immersive week-long adventure of high-alpine, off-the-grid living will include a variety of experiential and science-based workshops. We'll use the surrounding wilderness to learn about safe mountain travel, participate in outdoor science experiments, test out different navigation techniques and practice the art of team-building and outdoor leadership. It is here, in our outdoor classroom, that students will acquire skills for a future of adventures and inquiry-based learning. We will also leave plenty of room for massive backcountry meals, sunset story-telling, silly games and lots of laughs! Don't miss this opportunity to journey into the world of outdoor adventure and learning!
General Program Schedule:
Monday - Friday: Triple overnight starting Tuesday
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
This is a NEW Program!
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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 program.