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    Cottonwood Gulch: Wild Country Trek

    Cottonwood Gulch: Wild Country Trek


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Rock Climbing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    For the wild-seeking, self-discovering, budding naturalists, Wild Country Trek is geared towards 13-15 year olds who are excited about learning in the outdoors and eager to challenge themselves in the Wilderness.

    WCT spends 3 weeks traveling in Southern Colorado and Southern New Mexico, with most of that time spent on the road. This is a pivotal shift in Gulch treks as WCT and older treks spend more time on the road then at Basecamp, fostering more independence and mindfulness in the field. Trekkers will go on their first Gulch supported multi-day backpack, where they will learn how to set up/take down backcountry camp, cook using Whisperlite stoves, navigate with a map and compass, and actively practice Leave No Trace in the field. 

    WCT trekkers are guided by questions of stewardship and mindful connection to the places they visit. WCT asks: How do I care about people/places/community? How do I help the environment? These 13-15 year olds are creative in their problem solving; building critical thinking skills, asking questions and working on projects that combine elements of adventure, creativity and science in the field.

    Cost and Session Information

    Wild Country Trek has 2 sessions in 2024

    WCT 1: 6/22 - 7/12 --$4,795

    WCT 2: 7/20 - 8/9 --$4,795

    Scholarships available!