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, listening to our new friends howl at the moon! After this once-in-a-lifetime experience we’ll head to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to surf the massive sand landscape before heading back to Telluride with a better appreciation of these wild 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:
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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. Meet the wolves!
Thursday: Say goodbye to our new furry friends and drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Friday: Sand-boarding in Great Sand Dunes before heading home! Hugs and high fives.
*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
This is a SAMPLE itinerary from a previous summer. Specific activities will vary from year to year.