Rocky Mountain Expedition

Grades: 9-12
Cost: $2,250
Dates: July 6-16

This 11-day adventure begins in Breckenridge Colorado, where our group will be staying in a cabin that sits on 15 acres of private land, just steps away from the Swan River. For the first part of the program, we will be fly fishing out the front door of our cabin and searching out some of the best fishing spots in the state. Skilled guides will teach beginners and support advanced fishermen, surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. From here we will be heading to our basecamp in Buena Vista, Colorado for the remainder of the program. Partnering with Colorado’s largest and most experienced whitewater rafting and adventure company, we will explore Browns Canyon on an unforgettable day-long rafting trip. The following day we will embark on a climbing and rappelling adventure: exploring natural rock walls and dramatic cliffs with breathtaking views and exhilarating climbs and rappels. Our trip will culminate with a three-day guided backpacking trip. Experience the Collegiate Peaks and Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area in this incredible opportunity of adventure, while learning and growing together.

The beauty of the mountains and the peace of the wilderness stand in striking contrast with our full and busy lives. During this trip in the remarkable setting of the Rocky Mountains, students will build community, develop character, and have the opportunity to hear talks and engage in discussions about the Christian faith.

Tentative Schedule

  • Day 1: Arrive to Denver Airport and travel as a group to our cabin in Breckenridge
  • Days 2-4: Fly Fishing Lessons and Practice (instruction)
  • Day 5: Head to our Basecamp in Buena Vista
  • Day 6: Whitewater Rafting
  • Day 7: Climbing and Repelling
  • Days 8-10:Backpacking and Camping Trip
  • Day 11: Departure from Denver Airport