- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Six Weeks
- Start Month: March, June, September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Tents
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Minimum Cost: Free
Adventure Treks' Leadership Adventure Gap semester is a 74-day outdoor adventure and life skills program based in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina. Starting with a seven-day backpack in Pisgah National Forest, students will learn how to lead their peers in the outdoors. They'll complete a multi-day whitewater canoe expedition and gain mastery in skills like rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking.
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 live at Camp Pinnacle 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.