Hut, Hut, HIKE is an exciting program that allows campers to experience the wonders of the wilderness while still enjoying the cozy quarters of a backcountry hut. Nestled high in the San Juan Mountains, under the shadow of Sheep Mountain is the High Camp Hut. Accessed by a short trek into the backcountry, students will live in a massive mountain lodge that is fully equipped with a kitchen, lounging areas, wood burning stoves and cozy sleeping quarters! This immersive week-long adventure of high-alpine off-the-grid living, will include workshops such as safe mountain travel, watershed education and interactive team building initiatives. It is here, in our outdoor classroom, that students will acquire skills for a future of adventures and inquiry-based learning. At night, our backcountry base camp will be the perfect place to tell stories by the fire and cook delicious mountain meals. Don’t miss out on a BIG alpine adventure designed for our most enthusiastic, adventurous expeditionists.
Important Notes: High Camp sits at over 11,000 feet. We recommend arriving to Telluride a few days early for any student prone to altitude sickness.
All participants will receive Telluride Academy backpacks, sleeping bags and sleeping pads while participating in this program! Gear will be used by instructors to teach proper packing techniques on the first day and will go home with students the night before their overnight backpacking trips. We ask that you bring an empty duffel bag on the morning of your overnights so your child’s gear can be taken home easily at the end of the program.
Monday – Thursday
Group departs Tuesday for double overnight.
2023 CAMP DATES:
- July 31 – August 3