High School Trips

High School Front Country and High School Backpacking

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Front Country Trip

CULTURE, LAND AND LEADERSHIP

Our High School Front Country trips are designed to help adolescents develop leadership skills, intercultural awareness and lifelong friendships. Much like our Middle School trips, this trip is designed in the spirit of a family road trip. Our ultimate goal is to foster the Wild Kids core traits and values, while building a strong, intergenerational community that is authentically compelled to care for our planet and one other.

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Backcountry Beginners Trip

The beginner crews will head into the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and cross paths part way on their journey. The Cabinet Wilderness regulations limit groups to 8 people total. The entire beginner crew will start in Missoula together, prepping their food and bags upon arrival. Then, they will drive together to the trailhead and set off on two different routes, which will meet in the middle. Everyone will meet up again in Missoula at the end of their trips for a day of relaxing and cleaning up before heading back to Hawaii.

All campers will need to complete a minimum of two training hikes with the group prior to heading to Montana. All campers must also pass a Pack Test in May, which requires everyone to carry a 45-50 pound pack and finish a 3 mile hike in 45 minutes. For this test, we use Lanikai Loop.

Backcountry Advanced Trip

The advanced crew will trek into the Bob Marshall wilderness on a 75 mile journey to the iconic Chinese Wall. The Bob Marshall wilderness regulations limit groups to 15 people total. This group will start in Missoula with the beginner crew, prepping food and bags upon arrival. Then, they will drive to the Elbow Gorge trailhead in the Bob Marshall. Everyone will meet up again in Missoula at the end of their trips for a day of relaxing and cleaning up before heading back to Hawaii.