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Ages: 12 - 14
Dates: June 6 - 10 *This program ends on a Friday
Tuition: $1,200
Overnights: 3
Challenge Level:  

Rock 'n' River

Join us on this epic adventure through the southwest as we paddle rapids and climb steep rock faces! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this program will allow you to find plenty of opportunities to practice your skills and learn new ones. Our week will start off with a Moving Water Workshop to prepare us for our time on the river and an intro climbing session to teach us how to have fun and stay safe on the rock. The next day we’ll pack up the essentials and head out for our triple overnight. We’ll spend the rest of our days scaling rock walls, floating on reservoirs, navigating the Dolores river and exploring the fascinating Southwest. We’ll eat delicious camp meals, play hilarious games, and sleep under the starry night sky. We’ll return to Telluride tired, dirty and with amazing memories of the incredible adventures found throughout our regions Rocks n’ Rivers!
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.

A negative COVID-19 test will be required for students attending this program. We are working on our current policies and will send more information about this requirement in the spring.

Important Notes: It gets HOT in the desert this time of year! Please bring a large water bottle, plenty of sunscreen and long-sleeved, light layers. Students will be on moving water for this program, and though PFDs will be worn,  should be confident swimmers.

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Rock 'n' River
Rock 'n' River

This is a sample itinerary. Activities will vary.

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Attending this program makes you eligible for our 2023 NOLS partnership expedition to ALASKA! Click the logo to learn more about Expedition Academy and our upcoming partnership with NOLS! (Must be 15 by summer 2023)