Overnight Program
AGES 10-12

Telluride, nestled among the towering peaks of the San Juan Mountains, has long been a haven for mountain enthusiasts. “Trailblazers” is an alpine excursion designed to focus on the self-supported exploration of the area’s breathtaking wildflower meadows and majestic mountains. Participants will load their trekking packs and embark on a two-night journey to our wilderness base camp, where alpine adventures await. Guided by Yvon Chouinard’s wisdom that “HOW you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top,” students will participate in workshops about fundamental backpacking skills. From trip planning and map reading to route finding, Leave No Trace principles, and understanding weather patterns, aspiring mountaineers will immerse themselves in the enchanting world of self-supported backpacking.

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.

Monday – Thursday
Double overnight starts on Tuesday

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Camp Type: Overnight Program

TUITION: $1000

AGES: 10-12
4.2 open
July 29, 2024 - August 2, 2024

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.