About

Ready for an exhilarating summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado? The HMI Summer Term is a five-week program that combines wilderness, community, and academic pursuits in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. Summer Term students partake in two extended backpacking expeditions, become members of a vibrant community, and stay intellectually engaged with place-based classes. 

Through our academic program, we explore sense of place, leadership, and environmental ethics. On our two backcountry expeditions, we teach wilderness travel skills, use the mountains as an extended classroom, and develop our personal connections to each other and to nature. Finally, we create a small, residential community that requires the participation and commitment of each member, resulting in friendships and shared memories that last a lifetime.

For more information about the HMI Summer Term visit the Academics, Wilderness, and Community pages. We welcome applications from students who have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. For dates, tuition, and finaicial aid information, click here. For application information and acceptance timeline click here

Meet the Summer Term faculty and staff!