adventurers

Expand Your Horizons

Learn to lead in new ways in our Adventurers summer expedition to our Alpine Mountain Camp! 

Students begin their journey together with a local overnight retreat focused on team building and prepare for their 10-14 day adventure to Wyoming! This 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 group and growth activities. 

Open to students entering their 7th- 10th grade year.

To attend the Adventurers camp, students must be entering 7th-10th grade (we choose our groups to be close in age together) and apply. Be ready to take on the trip of a lifetime including world-class outdoor adventure and meeting a great group of campers and counselors!

We know not every student is the same. Please ask any questions!

Getting everyone together before heading to the mountains makes the trip a success! 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 in June with transportation provided from a central location in the city.

Attendance is strongly encouraged!

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. 

The Adventurers camp is not the end of Go Beyond. We invite students who completed this camp to apply to become a Natural Leader and our Junior Counselor Leadership program, or just to continue to attend any of our local day lessons or overnight actives. 

Program Outcomes

Personal Development

Personal Development

Develop a concept of Mindfulness, an awareness of social skills, healthy lifestyle and relationships, an awareness of inclusiveness, and a sense of self.

Community Engagement

Community Development

Students work as a group to travel, accomplish goals, prepare meals, and learn to value others opinions and needs in these situations. They also bring outdoor lessons back to their homes and schools to share information with others.

Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Students learn how to be environmental stewards and how their actions can impact their surroundings. They actively learn conservation practices, Leave No Trace ethics, our human impact, the interactive balance of ecosystems, and human interactions and effects related to the environment.

Challenge Seeking

Challenge Seeking

Students Go Beyond what they think they can accomplish and overcome fears associated with many challenging situations.

2020 Summer Dates

2021 Summer Dates

Activities and Lessons

Rock Climbing

Spend a day in Sinks Canyon State Park climbing in the Wind River mountains. There are multiple routes for beginners with options to increase difficulty, and even an optional repel! Students less interested in climbing are still encouraged to try and then given the option to learn to belay and support their peers.

Hiking

Adventurers hike! Each hike offers a different challenge and reward; some lead to waterfalls, hidden lakes, and even a natural waterslide made from rock that students can slide down. Hiking develops perseverance while also viewing wildlife. We've seen deer, elk, fox, bears, moose, eagles, hawks, and a variety of small critters.

Campfire Cooking

Help prepare and cook your meals while camping over a fire! We'll make pasta, soup, ramen, and of always s'mores!

White Water

Work together as a group to raft down the Snake River with class 3 and 4 white water rapids.

Backpack

The ultimate overnight adventure, we hike into the backcountry with all our gear on our backs and spend the night in the mountains.

Minnetonka Cave

We take a day trip to Idaho for an underground cave tour and experience pure darkness.

Yellowstone

Visit the first National Park and gaze at it's colorful geothermal hot springs, and of course witness the eruption Old Faithful!

Grand Teton

Another amazing National Park. Here we can learn about the park history and conservation by earning our Junior Ranger badge and even take a boat tour or swim.

Volunteering

We can give back to the National Parks by helping the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps with a day of service.

Star Gazing

No screens allowed at camp, but we have plenty of stars and sky to gaze at. See the Milky Way, planets, and constellations almost every night!

Journaling

We do a lot of physical activities at camp, but we set aside time each day to talk about how those accomplishments make us feel! Students all are given journals to dive deeper in their thoughts or document everything we do!

“My favorite part of camp was getting to bond with the fellas.”

– ADAM 2015

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