Expand Your Horizons
Learn to lead in new ways in our Advanced Adventure summer course. Students begin their journey together with a local overnight retreat focused on team building and prepare for their 14-16 day adventure back to Wyoming! This longer experience will grow your outdoor skills while introducing new challenges in hiking, camping, backpacking, and rock climbing. We’ll travel to remote wilderness, tour Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and climb in Wind River. Other activities include a cave tour in Idaho, volunteer trail work in Montana, wildlife viewing, and endangered species education, with daily reflections and journaling about environmental topics.
Ideal for students who completed our New Explorers experience, but also open to new students entering their 8th- 10th grade year.
To attend the Advanced Adventure program, students must have either completed our Emerging Explorers course or be entering at least 9th grade and apply as a new student.
We know not every student is the same. Exceptions may apply, just ask!
Some of the students who attend the advanced course did not go to Wyoming the summer before. So returning and new students can meet, we get everyone together before heading to the mountains. Students meet the staff, participate in team building activities, and help plan portions of the upcoming trip!
The location of the overnight retreat may change each year but is always near Omaha with transportation provided from a central location in the city.
Attendance is strongly encouraged for returning campers and required for new students.
Once you’ve seen the mountains in Wyoming, it’s pretty clear why we travel across Nebraska every summer. This advanced course takes students farther into Wyoming, with activities in Idaho and Montana!
This 14 day experience strengthens what students already know about the outdoors. Together they’ll prepare for a 12 mile backpacking overnight, work with the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps to maintain trails in the National Park, learn its history and become Junior Rangers in Grand Teton National Park, and rock climb in the Wind River Mountain Range.
While all the hikes and experiences of the Advanced Adventure course are achievable for beginners, students should be prepared to push themselves physically and mentally during the two weeks.
Since most of our students attend different Junior High and High Schools, we love getting them back together after our trip to share stories, look at pictures, and remember all they accomplished as a group.
Reunion activities may vary each year.
2020 Summer Dates
2020 Summer Dates
Activities and Lessons
“My favorite part of camp was getting to bond with the fellas.”
– ADAM 2015