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Way of the Wolf

Ages: 12 - 14
Dates: June 20 - 24 *This program returns on a Friday
Tuition: $1,065
Overnights: 4

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Have you ever heard the howl of a wolf or seen a wolf up close? Join the Telluride Academy as we travel to Mission Wolf, a wolf rehab sanctuary located in the San Luis Valley whose mission is to educate people about these extraordinary animals.  We'll meet the wolves up close and personal, tour the wolves’ home and participate in a service project to gain more insight into the world of these truly magical creatures.  Nights will find us falling asleep under the stars and listening to our new friends howl at the moon!  After this once-in-a-lifetime experience we’ll head to Great Sand Dunes National Park to surf the sands of this epic natural wonder. On Friday we'll venture back to Telluride with a better appreciation of these wild, wondrous animals.

*This program may offer students an optional opportunity to assist with the dissection of deceased animals in order to feed the wolves. Alternative options for service projects will be made available for anyone who does not wish to participate.

General Program Schedule:

Monday: Meet and greet! Load the van and drive to Salida! Group shop and set up camp.

Tuesday: Drive to Mission:Wolf! Tour the sanctuary and learn about the wolves.

Wednesday: Service project at Mission:Wolf.

Thursday: Say goodbye to our new furry friends and drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park!

Friday: Morning exploration before heading home! Hugs and high fives.

*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.

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Way of the Wolf
Way of the Wolf

This is a SAMPLE itinerary. Activities may vary.

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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.

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)