Travel Program
AGES 12-14

Introducing Packrafting; the most versatile of mountain and water sports. This expedition program combines backpacking with boating, utilizing lightweight rafts we carry in our packs to remote alpine lakes. We’ll trek high into the San Juans and spend our days under prestigious peaks. Carrying all of our belongings on our back, we will spend two nights among wildflowers in Ice Lakes Basin. In the basin, we’ll enjoy epic paddle sessions around a number of pristine high-alpine bodies of water. We’ll master our paddling techniques, play relay games on the water, enjoy gourmet backcountry cuisine, laugh under the stars and embrace our mountainous and majestic back yard. “Packrafters” is an excursion fit for our most adventurous, mountain-loving students. This program will surely bolster your excitement for a life of alpine lake exploration and backcountry fun!

All participants will receive Telluride Academy backpacks, sleeping bags and sleeping pads while participating in this program! We ask that you bring your child’s belongings in a duffle bag on the first morning so instructors can help students properly pack their provided backpacks.

Program departs on Monday and returns on Thursday.

  • August 7-10
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Status: open

Camp Type: Travel Program

TUITION: $1100

AGES: 12-14

Challenge Level: 3

Telluride Academy's Overnight Policy

Our talented instructors work hard to combat student homesickness on overnight programs. For many students, this experience might be their first time camping or away from home! In the days leading up to the overnight(s), the instructors have positive conversations with the groups to get them excited and prepared for their overnight adventures. This dynamic gets interrupted when a student is picked up early from their overnight. For this reason, we can not accommodate early pick-ups, unless in the case of an emergency. If your child does not want to attend the overnight, or if you have prior commitments that require early pick-up accommodations, we ask that you consider choosing a day program instead. Please call our office with any questions or concerns.