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Pacific Northwest
8th-9th Grade21 days$6295
June 10-June 30, 2024Full
July 6-July 26, 2024Full

Discover the lush forests and rugged coastlines of our country’s top left corner. The Pacific Northwest is a playground designed for the wild at heart. It spends the winter soaking up rain, and the summer sparkling in green. You’ll explore the full spectrum of this incredible part of the country; from deep forested trails, jagged mountain peaks, high alpine desert, and remote coastal islands. Climb, backpack and paddle your way through the land of orca, otter, and bald eagle on this classic wilderness adventure.


  • Six incredible days backpacking in the Northern Cascades
  • Climb in world famous Smith Rock State Park and traverse the stunning Monkey’s Face feature
  • White water raft the legendary White Salmon River
  • Take on an overnight Sea kayaking adventure in the San Juan Islands
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Hike through towering trees and fern-filled canyons until the jagged peaks of the North Cascades come into view. Spend six days in this spectacular wilderness, camping, cooking, navigating, and living comfortably outdoors. Your days will be full of mountain passes, fresh air, and spectacular views, and the confidence and competence you gain from living with the wild, out of your backpack.

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rock climbing

Nestled in the high Oregon desert, the unique formation of Smith Rock rises up and dominates the landscape. This stunning strata is just asking to be climbed, and you’ll spend three days here mastering the art. Learn to tie in, belay and climb routes of varying difficulty. Culminate with a challenging and spectacular Tyrolean traverse of the Monkey’s Face.

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white water rafting

Bounce, plunge, and cruise the wave trains of the scenic White Salmon River on a white water raft. You and your team will paddle the exciting rapids together.

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sea kayaking

Slip into the magical myriad of the San Juan Islands on a wilderness sea kayaking expedition. Carrying all the essentials in your boat, you’ll explore an ecosystem unique to the Pacific Northwest, featuring otters, seals, bald eagles and constellations of starfish popular in these waters. Spend the night on a remote beach accessible only by boat and savor the San Juan’s most remote bounty.

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trip details

Length21 days
Current Grade for 2023-20248th-9th
BeginsSeattle, WA
EndsSeattle, WA
Group Size10

dates & availability

JUNE 10-JUNE 30, 2024Full
JULY 6-JULY 26, 2024Full

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