Wilderness Ventures – http://www.wildernessventures.com
Established in 1973, Wilderness Ventures has grown to become the most widely recognized and experienced multi-environmental wilderness program for young adults. For over 30 years, Wilderness Ventures has been offering fun, challenging and confidence-building expeditions for young adults ages 13 through 20. Previous wilderness experience is not required. Expeditions visit a variety of wilderness environments in the Western United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia, Central America, and South America for extended periods. Students learn outdoor and group leadership skills as well as gain an appreciation for wilderness environments. Activities include community service, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and sea kayaking. Participants come from nearly every state and several countries. Enrollment is limited, and applicants must submit school references prior to admission.