Wild Weminuche

Travel Program
AGES 12-14

Wild Weminuche is an immersive outdoor program designed to introduce students to the captivating realm of self-supported backpacking while exploring the vast wilderness of Colorado. The centerpiece of the program is a two-night backpacking expedition into the expansive Weminuche Wilderness, the largest designated wilderness area in the state. Participants will engage in a series of hands-on workshops that cover essential backpacking skills, ranging from trip planning and map reading to route finding, Leave No Trace principles, and understanding weather patterns. Aspiring mountaineers will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive skill set, gaining confidence and knowledge amidst the stunning landscapes of the Weminuche Wilderness, fostering a deep connection to nature and self-sufficiency in the great outdoors.

*Students are required to provide a proper trekking backpack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad for this program.

Monday – Thursday
Triple overnight starting Monday

*All programs in Sessions 5.1 and 5.2 will be based out of the Telluride Mountain School in Lawson Hill.

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Camp Type: Travel Program

TUITION: $1050

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.