Pursuits Adventure Trips

Pursuits is our independent co-ed adventure program with trips taking place throughout the year that include mountaineering, rock-climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, cross-country cycling, trekking, cultural excursions and international adventure trips.

Pursuits offers the highest level of programming and adventure facilitated by experienced and certified outdoors guides. This experience includes an extensive risk management focus with individually tailored goals and daily process groups. Our trips provide incredible adventures that inspire and motivate participants to develop greater personal vision and life long goals.

Pursuits is designed for high functioning young adults or families looking for an exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience and healthy adventure. Pursuits adventures are regularly scheduled throughout the year, and custom trips are available to arrange for private small groups or families. Please check with our admissions team for more information on trip dates and custom adventures.

High Uintas Backpacking & Fly Fishing

Explore and learn in Utah’s most pristine backcountry: This 10-day backpacking and fly-fishing trip involves exploring several miles through mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers, summits and mountain passes in the High Uinta Wilderness of Northern Utah. During this trip you will learn fly-fishing, as well as technical backpacking skills such as packing, backcountry cooking, basic astronomy, wilderness navigation with a map and compass, and fauna identification. We will also incorporate mindfulness practices. The scheduled trip dates are:

Wednesday, April 5th to Friday, April 14th
Sunday, August 6th to Tuesday, August 15th
Tuesday, August 29th to Tuesday, September 19th
Monday, September 25th to Wednesday, October 4th
Sunday, October 15th to Tuesday, October 24th

 

Moab, Utah Multi-Sport Hiking, Rafting, & Biking

In this exciting 9-day trip to Moab, Utah you will learn to ride a mountain bike on the single track red rocks, enjoy an adrenaline-filled day of whitewater rafting, and hike in one of the most beautiful national parks in Western Utah. The scheduled trip dates are:

Wednesday, August 9th to Thursday, August 17th
Monday, September 11th to Tuesday, September 19th
Sunday, October 8th to Monday, October 16th

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The Canyon Adventure - Canyoneering in Southern Utah

This amazing backcountry experience offers you the opportunity to explore between 4 and 7 slot canyons. Canyoneering is a great outdoor activity that involves canyon rappelling as well as hikes to and from the canyons, down climbing, swimming, and scrambling. These canyons are in the pristine wilderness of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The scheduled trip dates are:

Friday, June 2nd to Saturday, June 10th
Friday, July 7th to Saturday, July 15th

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International  Adventures

Nepal: Around the Manaslu Circuit

The best all-around trek in Nepal. As part of the Great Himalaya Trail’s, on this beautiful circuit you will enjoy some of the best views of the Himalayas as well as be able to participate in a community service project. On this 3 week trip you would learn from the people of Nepal but most importantly from yourself. The scheduled trip date is:

Monday, April 24th to Sunday, May 14th

 

Peru - The Giving Journey

On the Giving Journey you will visit Lima, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Cusco and Macchu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this journey you can expect to enjoy the whitewater rapids of the Urubamba River, visit many of the Inca ruins, backpack for 5 days around one of the most amazing Andean Mountain, Apu Ausangate. If that weren't enough, you will have the opportunity to take classes on Peruvian cuisine, and give with your service work in one of only pristine Quechua communities, the Qero's. The scheduled trip dates are:

Wednesday, June 7th to Saturday, July 1st
Wednesday, August 23rd to Tuesday, September 19th

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Nepal Above The Clouds

From several days of community service amidst the colors and cultural richness of the Kathmandu Valley, to trekking in the serenity of Himalayan Mountains this 29 day journey will provide you with the opportunity to spend time hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp, whitewater rafting in Trisuli River, and visiting Chitwan National Park. You will also get to visit sacred sites and experience living among the wonderful Nepali people. A body, mind, and spirit experience into this ancient Eastern world. The scheduled trip dates are:

Sunday, November 19th to Saturday, December 15th

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Peru: The High Andes and Lowlands

The Peruvian High Andes and Lowlands offer immersive cultural interaction through travel, local community collaboration, and renowned landmarks such as the Andes, the Altiplano and the tropical rainforest. This trip is packed with physical activities tailored specifically for energetic individuals ready for adventure. The scheduled trip dates are:

Monday, May 15th to Tuesday, June 6th
Sunday, July 9th to Tuesday, August 1st
Tuesday, August 1st to Thursday, August 24th

For more information, or to apply, please email Stephanie Lewis or call 866.411.6600.