This program is for Burchell High School students and is based at Burchell High School. It combines onsite activities, low & high ropes elements on Burchell’s Challenge Course, nature journaling, hiking field trips, remote camping skills and rock climbing. During the second week students will camp and rock climb at our remote site near Purinton Creek. This program is full of activities, games, and adventure that emphasizes building positive relationships, igniting appreciation for nature, living with intention, and developing a healthy lifestyle.
Subject to change based on weather and other factors
Day 1: Low & High Rope Challenge Course at Burchell High School
Day 2: Hiking field trip
Day 3: Hiking field trip
Day 4: Denali Rock Gym field trip
Day 1: Gear Check for remote rock climbing portion.
Day 2: Backcountry Rock Climbing: Purinton Creek.
Day 3: Backcountry Rock Climbing: Purinton Creek.
Day 4: Final Backcountry Rock Climbing day & return to Burchell High School
Adventure Academy Info:
Week 1: Tuesday May 23rd-Friday May 26, 2023.
Week 2: Tuesday May 30th-Friday June 2nd, 2023.
|Duration: 2 weeks, 4 days/week|
|Ages: Grade 9-12|
|LEVEL I ADVENTURE|
Adverse environmental conditions can occur during the program (i.e. cold, wet, or snowy conditions). A gear list is provided and students must come prepared with the necessary gear.
Many items may be available for use upon request such as rain gear, fleece layers, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, etc. etc. All group gear is provided such as tents, cook stoves, food, and more.
Aspects of this course are similar to our entry-level rock climbing course. Student’s physical fitness requirements are relatively low, however, students should expect to be physically active throughout the day for rock climbing and hiking activities. They also must have the cognitive ability to follow directions specific to managing risks associated with backcountry travel such as staying together in a group, using a camp stove, setting up tents and tarps, etc.