- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Costa Rica, United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Six Weeks
- Start Month: February, March, June, September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Tents
- Affiliation: Gap Year Association
- Minimum Cost: $5,000 - $9,999
- Call: (888) 954-5555
Adventure Treks' Leadership Adventure Gap semester is an outdoor adventure and life skills program based in the mountains of western North Carolina and Costa Rica. The semesters include three multi-day backcountry trips where students will learn how to lead their peers in the outdoors. They'll build mastery in skills like rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking, whilst building confidence in themselves, their peers, learning life skills and how to be a stronger leader.
Who Should Sign Up For Adventure Treks?
Our semester is a good fit for anyone who is looking to be a part of a strong, supportive community and is excited about being in the outdoors and pushing themselves to learn more.
What Can I Expect to Learn Through Adventure Treks?
Students will build interpersonal skills, live in a close community of peers, learn life skills like basic auto and home maintenance, and give back to the community with meaningful service. For spring and fall, students will basecamp in cabins in between backpacking trips. The open-air cabins are screened and rustic (no heat or A/C) but have electricity and are comfortable. For summer, students will camp expedition-style, traveling from location to location.
What's Included in the Adventure Treks' Package?
Included in Adventure Treks' package are:
- Park fees