Get ready for an action-packed, two-week adventure in the Great American West! Adolescents who have completed seventh or eighth grade begin their adventure with a backpacking trip in the towering Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. During the trip, participants learn the basic skills needed to camp and travel comfortably in the backcountry, all while taking in stunning views and having an adventure as monumental as the Great American West itself. Returning to campus, they gear up for three days of fun, tackling some of Colorado’s best-known sports: rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. No experience is necessary for High Peaks Adventure, only a willingness to try new things!

What differentiates us from the many summer adventure programs in the West? We are an accredited school, and the High Peaks Adventure employs the same academic and wilderness principles we use to teach our high school students. At the same time, we have designed the course for middle school students and place a heavy emphasis on fun and personal growth.