Are you ready for an adventurous summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado?

The HMI Summer Term unites wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and writing workshops for five amazing weeks.

On two backpacking expeditions, students learn how to travel and live well in the wilderness and expand their leadership understanding and opportunities.

On campus, students will receive the coaching and practice to turn their challenging wilderness experiences into a quality personal essay that can be used for college applications and beyond.

And all this will be done with a group of peers which quickly becomes a unique community of supportive friends who share both responsibility and deep belly laughs.

The Summer Term is open to students who have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.


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Visit our vimeo page to watch a recording of our most recent online information session.

You can learn more about the student experience at HMI  by reading the student-written weekly updates on our blog.

View our 2012 Summer Term Video (note that the program is now 5 weeks, not 6 and the academics have changed some. But the theme remains the same!)