Briggs McElwee, 22, is from Statesville, North Carolina and is a 2023 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business and Music. One of Briggs's greatest passions is music and how it can empower people and communities. In order to spread this sentiment, Briggs founded a music and arts festival at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee called Ridgefest aimed at growing and empowering people through music and musical education. Briggs also serves as a musical empowerment mentor for low-income communities giving guitar lessons, facilitating recitals, and providing overall music education. Briggs truly believes that in all aspects of life, music has the ability to bring different people from different walks of life together. Briggs brought a special energy and passion to Iceland last summer, and we can’t wait to see him do it again this summer! Briggs is dedicated to others, patience, and enthusiasm for things in life will allow him to give his students a once in a lifetime experience this summer! We are so excited to have Briggs on board!
Lily Stewart, 22, is from Atlanta, Georgia and recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Operations Research Engineering Management. At SMU, Lily was involved in her sorority as the Pi Beta Phi Vice President, Vice President of SMU Informs, a member of the Society of Women Engineers Club, and a member of the Omega Rho Honors Society. Lily is also a certified 200+ hour yoga teacher and recently completed an Outward Bound course! Lily truly has a heart of gold and an infectious energy that we are so excited for her to bring to her students for yet again, another summer. In 2022, Lily was a trip leader on our Machu Picchu trip, and she absolutely knocked it out of the park. We are so excited for her to join us as a trip leader for the third summer in a row!
9am-5pm M-F CST
PO Box 23350
Nashville, TN 37202
209 Tenth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
First times stay with you forever, and our Discovery trips will give you an unforgettable introduction to outdoor adventure. For those with an appetite for the wild, or those who have never slept beneath the stars, these multi-sport adventures will introduce you to a lifetime of exploration.
From the golden coast, to the purple mountains majesty, expand your homeland on one of our Classic Trips. These expeditions are designed to show you vast beauty and adventure. Multi-sport trips take you climbing, rafting, backpacking, paddling and discovering the most stunning wildernesses in the land of the free.
Leadership trips are crafted to hone your expedition skills in the most rugged, challenging and beautiful terrain we offer. One part wilderness immersion, one part leadership curriculum, these adventures are designed for those looking to increase their skills in the wild and in the world. Bring out your most confident and competent self on one of our Leadership trips.
Some of the wildest and most wondrous destinations can open your eyes to the greatness of giving back. Our Service trips are designed to take you off the beaten path with a purpose. Immerse yourself in a deeper version of adventure travel, by making a positive impact on the communities and environments you visit.
There are spaces available for both genders for the upcoming season.
We are full for girls, but we have select spots for a boy.
We are full for boys, but we have select spots for a girl.
This trip is currently full and we are accepting students on a waitlist through enrollment request submissions. You may be enrolled in a trip and on another trip’s waitlist. There is no financial obligation to be placed on a waitlist, and you can be on as many waitlists as you would like.Enroll