项目

野外探险

约翰·休,1970-1974年VVS校长

自从学校成立以来, VVS实地考察项目是我们开展的最独特、最重要的项目. 它肯定了我们的基本价值观. Travel can be the most rewarding form of introspection, 不仅仅是向外, 但也向内. 教育可以是反思与行动、学习与经验、思想与情感的结合.
许多学校提供实地考察,但没有一个像我们在VVS做的那样. 从学校开始, students have been exposed to the study of people and their creations, 并有额外的机会通过实地考察和沉浸来了解其他文化. Getting students out of their usual surroundings and engaged in a 文化 different than their own has been the guiding force behind our Field Trips since our first trip in 1948. Trips to p艺术s of the American Southwest that are often off the tourist route are our guide when planning trips. The outdoors play an extensive role in trip planning as well, 有延长的攀岩停留时间, 皮划艇, 远足和露营. The third essential component of a trip is 服务项目 where each student plays an integral p艺术.

Students are introduced to Field Trip offerings each September during our Field Trip Fair and then dep艺术 for their two-week journey the second week of November.

34项清单.

  • 2023年边界

    约翰·西迪 & 赞恩迪基 

    This trip will introduce students to the rich environments and 文化s of the borderlands around Tucson, 比斯比和阿瓜·普里塔, 探索边境的多个视角.  这次旅行将从图森出发, 亚利桑那州和学生们将多次越过边境进入阿瓜普里塔和纳科, Sonora to p艺术icipate in important 文化 exchanges with schools, 公平贸易组织, 艺术合作社. 学生也将参与跨文化, 可持续性, and 服务项目 with organizations such as Sierra Club, 还有费利兹牧场, 一个当地的非政府组织. 
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  • 2023年的峡谷地

    克里斯·博尔顿 & 丽芬妮Lydum 

    这次探险从峡谷壁内探索了峡谷地丰富的生命, 而不是从上面看. 我们会住在埃斯卡兰特的船舱里, UT,这样我们就可以探索大楼梯/埃斯卡兰特国家纪念碑的惊人槽峡谷. We’ll 徒步旅行 Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. We’ll camp at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah, 哪一个晚上是我们的总部. While there, we’ll take a crack at sandboarding down the pink sand dunes. We’ll volunteer for two days at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the world. 在前往李斯渡口之前,我们将徒步前往帕里亚荒野的鹿皮峡谷, 在科罗拉多河上进行10英里的皮艇之旅. 冒险等待!
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  • 哥斯达黎加2023

    卡洛琳迪赫 & 林赛Wellman
     
    不幸的是,由于持续的国内动乱,VVS上周不得不取消危地马拉FE.  In an effort to still be able to offer those students an immersive, mission-aligned, 在西班牙语国家的国际FE, 我们决定转向哥斯达黎加. 卡罗琳和林赛都有在哥斯达黎加带领旅行的个人和专业经验.  新的FE较少关注服务,而更多关注环境的可持续性, although there still is a 文化 immersion and service component.  在这一领域,我们将与哥斯达黎加勘探公司合作,总部设在图里阿尔巴.  我们将在当地一所小学教美术, share a presentation about our community and life in AZ, 在乡村公共汽车站的墙上画壁画, 和同龄人一起踢足球,上舞蹈课.   We will also spend 6 nights at a completely off-the-grid eco resort, http://www.ranchomargot.com/, 我们将在哪里了解雨林, 农业生态学, 自然能源生产, 有机园艺.  We'll also have opportunities to tend to the animals, 每天做瑜伽, 徒步旅行, 游泳和做巧克力, 肥皂, 和奶酪.  We'll then explore the Caribbean coast around Puerto Viejo and visit the Jaguar Rescue Center and Sanctuary, http://www.jaguarrescue.基金会/  和卡惠塔国家公园, http://www.sinac.go.cr/en - us / ac / aclac / pnc /页面/默认的.aspx. 我们将以在帕夸雷河上的世界级白水漂流结束我们的旅行  http://exploradoresoutdoors.com/漂流/  
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  • 2023年穿越大裂谷

    迦勒Kulfan & 雅各布·杰弗瑞

    一个经典的VVS实地考察的重生, 穿越大裂谷的目标是让学生对地方和服务的灵性有了基础. We’ll explore the Rio Grande Rift Valley in 新墨西哥 and 科罗拉多州, both the physical landscapes and the spiritual undercurrents they instill in the people that live there. We’ll stop by the remote Monastery of Christ in the Desert in the canyon of the Rio Chama before continuing to Taos to explore the E艺术hShips and other local projects. 我们将在克莱斯顿度过第二周, 科罗拉多州, visiting various religious and spiritual institutions that have found inspiration in the rugged mountains and broad valleys of the region. 学生们将每天练习瑜伽, 冥想, and mindfulness practices that align with each communities’ traditions. We’ll also bring along musical instruments and other 艺术istic implements so that we can generate our own soundscapes, 诗歌, 艺术, 等. 根据我们的经验. We might not be summiting mountains, but we’ll spend each day climbing the mountains of the mind.
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  • 《MG冰球突破官网》

    安迪·吉尔 & 凯特·斯坦利 

    One of the best backpacking trips in the 大峡谷 isn’t actually in 大峡谷 National Park.  科罗拉多河的主要支流之一, 卡纳布溪是大峡谷北侧最大的支流峡谷系统. From its origin about 50 miles north in southern Utah, 卡纳布河在高原深处形成了一个垂直的峡谷网络. 在河底是被风和水雕刻成鳍状迷宫的墙壁, 旋钮, 和凹坑, 被河岸植被包围的.  这次旅行探索卡纳布溪荒野地区, 深入卡纳布河, navigating across open desert and rock-filled plateaus, 穿过狭窄的峡谷. 这条具有挑战性的50多英里的行程将使宁静的结合成为可能, 美, 独处与反思.
  • 大峡谷背包旅行2023

    约翰•曼彻斯特查尔顿 & 卡特利 

    Students will descend into one of the world’s most iconic landscapes with everything they will need for a week of hiking, 野营, 吃东西和探索大峡谷. The group will practice Leave No Trace 野营 while learning about the magic of the canyon at a walking pace. The days will be filled with challenging 徒步旅行s from campsite to campsite, 有趣的食物, 同志情谊和深厚的修养. 夜晚将在星空和峡谷长城的阴影下度过. This expedition is a VVS classic and sure to bring stories for a lifetime.
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  • 2023年孤独

    Kaylyn欧茨 & 迈克Spielman 

    This journey will explore the 野生erness of Capitol Reef National Park. We will be backpacking through Upper and Lower Muley Twist Canyon. 在我们的旅程中途, students will spend 48 hours of this experience on "solo", 与大自然的原始力量独处一段时间. 在这段时间里,学生将自力更生, 搭建营地, preparing meals and reflecting on their place in the Universe.
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  • Wilderscapes 2023

    托德·理查森 & 克里斯汀托宾 

    Seeking to combine visual 艺术 with natural scenic 美, Wilderscapes will explore 新墨西哥’s 野生 spaces from Santa Fe to the Gila Wilderness - America’s first designated 野生erness sanctuary. We will begin in Sante Fe where a thriving 艺术 community sits nestled among the high desert mountains. We will explore the scenery on foot both on the 小径 and the city streets before making a stop at the world famous Meow Wolf Santa Fe. This exhibit is an 艺术istic experience that cannot be easily described. From there we will travel south to the Gila where we will prepare for a multi-day backpacking trip that will include streams, 杰克的森林, 巨大的沙漠高地草地, 独特的岩层, 原生悬崖民居, 还有温泉. Students will be given sk等h books and other 艺术 making supplies and can expect to 徒步旅行 each day of the trip while creating works of 艺术 in the field. These works will demonstrate the importance of maintaining these 野生 spaces and will be exhibited at the 野外探险 Expo upon our return.
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  • 亚利桑那足迹:遗产 & 2022年服务

    • AZ Footprint seeks to enhance students' understanding of the biodiversity, 文化, and 历史 which enriches the modern landscape of Southern Arizona while focusing on the VVS principles of 环境管理, 体力劳动的价值, 为他人服务. Our trip begins with one night at K艺术chner Caverns State Park where we’ll visit a pristine living cave system.  From there, we’ll head to historic Camp Rucker, nestled in the Chiricahua Mountains, for four nights.  在拉克军营, we will complete historic preservation projects with VVS alum and esteemed Forest Service archaeologist, 克里斯·施拉格.  然后我们将在比斯比度过一段时间(3晚), 图森(3晚), 以及周边地区的重要景点.  其中包括白水拉野生动物区, 墨西哥和美国的边境墙, 圣佩德罗河, 龙山, 比斯比矿业博物馆, 科罗纳多国家纪念碑, 亚利桑那索诺兰沙漠博物馆, El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and 卡塔利娜州立公园.  诗人, 洛根飞利浦, 能帮助我们把我们的经验写在纸上当我们思考这个地区向我们展示的一切时.
  • 亚利桑那足迹:遗产 & 2023年服务

    贝丝Suby & 诺亚Suby 

    AZ Footprint seeks to enhance students' understanding of the biodiversity, 文化, and 历史 which enriches the modern landscape of Southern Arizona while focusing on the VVS principles of 环境管理, 体力劳动的价值, 为他人服务. Our trip begins with one night at K艺术chner Caverns State Park where we’ll visit a pristine living cave system.  From there, we’ll head to historic Camp Rucker, nestled in the Chiricahua Mountains, for four nights.  在拉克军营, we will complete historic preservation projects with VVS alum and esteemed Forest Service archaeologist, 克里斯·施拉格.  然后我们将在比斯比度过一段时间(3晚), 图森(3晚), 以及周边地区的重要景点. 其中包括:白水拉野生动物区, 墨西哥和美国的边境墙, 龙山, 比斯比矿之旅, 科罗纳多国家纪念碑, 亚利桑那索诺兰沙漠博物馆, 卡塔利娜州立公园, Mission Gardens和Juan de Anza Trail. 
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  • 2022年的峡谷地

    这次探险从峡谷壁内探索了峡谷地丰富的生命, 而不是从上面看. 我们将在沙岛娱乐区露营, along the shores of the San Juan River to explore the richness of indigenous 文化 in the area around Bear’s Ears National Monument. 我们会住在埃斯卡兰特的船舱里, UT,这样我们就可以探索大楼梯/埃斯卡兰特国家纪念碑的惊人槽峡谷. We’ll camp below the north rim of the 大峡谷 to explore the canyon away from the beaten path. 当我们在大峡谷的时候, we will work with a National Park Ranger on some 服务项目 to give back to this majestic area. 最后, we will be 野营 near Hoover Dam to explore canyons from the water in a day-long kayak excursion.
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  • 危地马拉2022

    在危地马拉,我们将与construcu Casa (http://www.construcasa.org)为目前住在铁皮棚子里的家庭建造两所房子. The families will work alongside us to build their new homes, allowing us the rare privilege of witnessing and becoming p艺术 of a remote indigenous village community. 在构造Casa之后, we will take a spectacular overnight trip to ascend the dormant volcano, Acatenango. 从我们在阿卡特南戈的营地, we will have incredible views of the nearby Fuego Volcano spewing glowing lava into the night sky.  然后我们将与Fotokids (http://fotokidsoriginal.org)在美丽的阿蒂兰湖上,当地的青少年正在学习使用相机, 视频和平面设计为他们自己和他们的社区创造更光明的未来. 最后一天我们将在卡米诺塞古罗(http://www.safepassage.org} learning about the powerful programs they have developed to serve the families who live in 危地马拉 City’s garbage dump. Our hope is that this trip will ignite a passion in students to embrace new 文化s and to understand why it is essential that they find ways to serve and improve our world.  他们将有机会通过专注于国际理解来实现我们的使命, 世界公民, 为他人服务和体力劳动的价值.
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  • 普韦布洛考古2022

    学生将对古代建筑有更深的了解和欣赏, 岩石艺术, 陶瓷, and other 艺术ifacts considered “footprints” of Ancestral Puebloans. The journey begins on Ute tribal land in southern 科罗拉多州, 然后爬过犹他州的峡谷和悬崖, 最后是在Kykotsmovi附近的一个现代霍皮农场的一个服务项目, AZ. The trip includes daily 徒步旅行s to remote cliff dwellings and 岩石艺术 sites and learning about different 文化s. A highlight of this trip is the inclusion of Native American voices, 因为我们的旅行将在不同的地点由尤特文化专家加入, 纳瓦霍人, 和霍皮部落.
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  • 社会生态系统2022

    这次野外考察考察了南加州的各种生态系统。, 从莫哈韦沙漠盆地, 穿过栖息的针叶林,000英尺的空中岛屿, 到太平洋海岸的海带森林.  将有三个主要站点, 地理上彼此靠近的, 但在景观和生物多样性方面却是天壤之别:美景山, 就在圣贝纳迪诺北部, 卡特琳娜岛, 在洛杉矶海岸附近, 和爱德怀附近的圣哈辛托峰.  在每个地点都会有户外活动, 服务项目, 生态/人类学探索, 一个有创意的项目.  例如, 在美景山,我们将攀岩, 和当地的登山团体一起登山吗, 和素描, 在卡特琳娜我们将浮潜, 清理潜水公园, 探索当地的植物园, 从自然中创造静物艺术, and at Idyll野生 we will undertake an overnight backpacking adventure along a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to the 10,圣哈辛托山834英尺的山顶, 沿途拍摄风景照片.
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  • 2022年孤独

    这次旅程将探索南犹他州中心的一个偏远的,充满水的峡谷.  旅行团将在帕里亚峡谷和鹿皮峡谷徒步旅行七个晚上, 世界上最长的可通航峡谷. 在我们的旅程中途, students will spend 48 hours of this experience on "solo", 与大自然的原始力量独处一段时间. 在这段时间里,学生将自力更生, 搭建营地, preparing meals and reflecting on their place in the Universe.
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  • 索诺拉苏尔2022

    在索诺拉苏尔旅行期间, 学生们将在不同的文化中体验同龄人的生活, through interactive and collaborative activities in northern Mexico. After making our way down through the state of Sonora, 南部城市纳沃霍, students will team up with teenagers from the El Tec preparatory school and engage in social problem solving with an extended Design Thinking workshop. Students will further explore cross-border connections by experiencing the ecology of Sonora through day trips to the mountain town of Alamos, and the archaeological site Tehelibampo along the Mayo river. 在回边境的路上, we will stop in Guaymas and San Carlos along the Sea of Cortez, 我们将在哪里沿着蓝色的海水欣赏落基山脉的景色, 徒步穿越纳卡普尔峡谷.
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  • 可持续发展和边境之地2022

    This trip will introduce students to the rich environments and 文化s of the borderlands around Tucson, 比斯比和阿瓜·普里塔, 探索边境的多个视角.  这次旅行将从图森出发, 亚利桑那州和学生们将多次越过边境进入阿瓜普里塔和纳科, Sonora to p艺术icipate in important 文化 exchanges with schools, 公平贸易组织, 艺术合作社.  学生也将参与跨文化 可持续性 projects with organizations in Tucson, 在边境种植树木.
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  • 西部的水:气候变化2021

    • Water in the West is a field expedition that immerses students in the stunning landscapes and complex issues surrounding our most precious resource. With the 科罗拉多州 River Watershed serving as the focal point of our trip, 我们将探索生态, 文化, and socio-political aspects of this lifeblood of the Southwest. Students will spend four days backpacking through Grand Gulch, 然后乘坐木筏和皮划艇在圣胡安河上漂流四天三夜. Side-徒步旅行s to geologic vistas and places of historic and 文化 significance will give p艺术icipants a grounding in place. The trip will incorporate service with the intention of restoring and improving riparian and aquatic ecosystems in the desert Southwest.
  • 卡塔利娜岛:陆地 & 海底2021年

    • 这次实地考察发生在卡塔利娜岛, one of the beautiful Channel Islands off the Southern California coast, and is split into two distinct p艺术s; one exploring the unique terrestrial island ecosystem, 另一个是探索太平洋边缘的沿海水域和海带森林.  For the first p艺术 of the trip students will take an open-water SCUBA course (PADI/NAUI equivalent) in order to attempt to gain their open-water certification (there are swimming, 与健康有关, 以及在线作业(本课程的先决条件).  In the second half of the trip we will tackle the Trans-Catalina Trail, backpacking the 30-mile length of the island from north to south.  These two totally different but complementary activities - SCUBA and backpacking - will allow us to fully immerse ourselves in this very special place, 掌握新技能, 认证, 和成就.
  • 大峡谷背包旅行2022

    • Students will descend into one of the world’s most iconic landscapes with everything they will need for a week of hiking, 野营, 吃东西和探索大峡谷. The group will practice Leave No Trace 野营 while learning about the magic of the canyon at a walking pace. The days will be filled with challenging 徒步旅行s from campsite to campsite, 有趣的食物, 友情和深厚的成就. 夜晚将在星空和峡谷长城的阴影下度过. This expedition is a VVS classic and sure to bring stories for a lifetime.
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  • 科罗拉多可持续性 & 地方感2021

    • This trip will be based out of John’s property in Durango where we have three acres and a strawbale house that borders the National Forest and the Falls Creek Archaeological Area. The students will learn about straw bale construction and 可持续性 while 野营 on our property, 这里曾经居住着该地区悬崖上的普韦布洛人祖先. 学生们将参与一个可持续发展项目,比如在该物业上建造一个披萨烤箱, 同时了解800年前山谷中存在的古老普韦布洛文化.  Challenging day 徒步旅行s and excursions could include a guided 徒步旅行 to the Falls Creek Archeological Area, 科罗拉多小径的日间徒步旅行, 从房子半英里处开始, 梅萨维德一日游, and a day 徒步旅行 to the Canyon of the Ancients near Cortez. 这次旅行的最后,学生们将在自己搭建的烤箱里举行披萨派对.
  • 死亡谷孤独2021

    • This unique and powerful journey explores the power of the desert to invite reverie and contemplation.  旅行团将在帕里亚峡谷和鹿皮峡谷徒步旅行七个晚上 of Utah, 世界上最长的可通航峡谷. The backpack begins near Page on the Utah/ Arizona border. 在我们的旅程中途, Students will spend 48 hours of this experience on "solo", 在大自然的原始力量下独自度过一天. Students will be largely self-reliant during this time, preparing meals & 为自己扎营.
       
  • 普韦布洛考古2021

    • 学生将对古代建筑有更深的了解和欣赏, 岩石艺术, 陶瓷, and other 艺术ifacts considered “footprints” of Ancestral Puebloans. The journey begins on Ute tribal land in southern 科罗拉多州, 然后爬过犹他州的峡谷和悬崖, 最后是在Kykotsmovi附近的一个现代霍皮农场的一个服务项目,AZ. The trip includes daily 徒步旅行s to archaeological sites, 艺术日志技巧, 还有3天的徒步旅行. A highlight of this trip is the inclusion of Native American voices, 因为我们的旅行将在不同的地点由尤特文化专家加入, 纳瓦霍人, 和霍皮部落.
  • Wilderscapes:艺术 & 2021年圣菲荒野

    • Combining the rich heritage of 野生erness landscape 艺术istry with Northern 新墨西哥’s robust local 艺术 scene, 艺术 & the Santa Fe Wilderness seeks to immerse students creatively, 身体上的, and 文化ly in the rich tradition of American Western 艺术.. 学生们将花四天时间徒步探索圣达菲山脉, 在前线维持一个大本营. 然后,学生们将过渡到一个为期四天,25英里的背包,穿越陶斯地区的荒野. 一直以来, students will walk in the footsteps of frontier 艺术ists whose striking imagery of the American West inspired settlers, 电影制作人, 还有来自世界各地的勘探者. Each student will complete 艺术work on a daily basis that will culminate in an exhibition of the sk等hes, 水彩画, 照片, and other forms of 艺术istic design they completed in the 野生.
       
  • 这片土地是我们的土地

    • 这次探险探索了犹他州东南部和中部争夺公共土地的斗争. 原住民, 牧场, 矿业, 而休闲爱好者们则以各自独特的视角来分享对这片土地的所有权. 我们将在熊耳国家纪念碑露营, 埃斯卡兰特, UT, and Bryce Canyon National Park to explore the diverse and oftentimes intense issues facing these communities. We’ll be hiking through beautiful slot canyons and breathtaking scenery. 我们将参观古老的土著遗址、天然岩石拱门、恐龙足迹和石化森林. We’ll ride horses through Bryce Canyon and take a 徒步旅行 through the national park under the light of a full moon.
  • 在边缘

    • 结合社区服务, 环境管理, 体力劳动, and outdoor experiential education as students spend time 野营, 山地自行车, and rock climbing in two Southern Utah areas: Moab and Kanab.
      在摩押地掌权的, 重点是户外体验教育, 团队建设, 和野营, 而在卡纳布,它在最好的朋友动物收容所做社区服务. Here students complete several animal-related work projects while learning about neglected and abandoned animals. While 野营 near Best Friends at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, 学生们继续致力于团队建设, 营工艺, 以及环保意识.
  • 危地马拉

    • 2018年推出, this international Field Trip sees students exploring the 文化, 历史, 以及安提瓜和危地马拉阿提兰湖地区的多样化景观.  对于服务组件, the group will construct two homes for indigenous families in the village of Xepatan; work with students in Santiago studying with Fotokids, 一个通过摄影培训打破贫困循环的非营利组织, 视觉艺术, and technology; visit Camino Seguro (Safe Passage) which provides education and training to the 危地马拉 City garbage dump community, 远足阿卡特南戈火山. 
  • 大峡谷

    • is one of the most 身体上的 and mentally demanding Field Trips at VVS. After a service project for the National Park Service, 学生们进入峡谷, 覆盖面积超过5,000英尺下降, 肩上装有食物的背包, 服装, 还有未来10天的必需品. 学生们的行程超过50英里,另外还有25英里的日间徒步旅行. 在最后一天,他们上升超过4000英尺. 作为回报, students are exposed to some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America including the rim of the canyon,  令人印象深刻的峡谷和瀑布, 在科罗拉多河游泳.

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  • 探索阿纳萨齐人和霍皮人

    • 在旅行的前半段, students day 徒步旅行 to many of the ancient Anasazi ruins and 岩石艺术 sites in 科罗拉多州 and southern Utah, 晚上在星空下露营时. 尤特山部落公园位于科罗拉多州西南部, near Cortez is the first stop where students 徒步旅行 into Lion Canyon and take a guided tour of the cliff dwellings. 下一站是Bluff, 犹他州的杰罗姆·韦斯特, 一个66届的VVS校友, will guide students hiking to remote sites that are rarely visited. 

      The second half of the trip explores the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona where students are accommodated in a church in the village of Kykotsmovi. The days are spent on substantial work projects in the villages, 帮助家庭收割玉米, 劈柴. 其他亮点包括参观克钦纳娃娃制造商和霍皮陶工, 了解霍皮文化.
  • 索诺兰沙漠探险

    • 学生探索自然, 食物, 艺术, 以及亚利桑那州南部索诺兰沙漠的城乡文化. 他们参加亡灵节游行, 在永续农业农场工作, 吃仙人掌, 遇到的动物, 徒步峡谷和山峰, 观看双鱼座上的日落, and make a mural with youth from another community. The service p艺术 of the trips includes working on an adobe restoration work project with 克里斯·施拉格, VVS 69, 谁在美国林务局工作.
  • 黄石公园

    • This adventure takes students through the canyons of Southern Utah to the northern reaches of 黄石公园 National Park. The first half of the trip explores the 独特的岩层 and slot canyons of Canyonlands National Park and the San Rafael Swell. The trip then shifts to the Lamar Valley of 黄石公园 National Park where students volunteer time working with The 黄石公园 Institute exploring geothermal pools and the backcountry looking for and learning about bison and wolves.
  • 加州的生态系统

    • 探索s the various ecosystems of Southern California, 从莫哈韦沙漠盆地 穿过栖息的针叶林,在棕榈泉上空1000英尺, to the rocky Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara.  There are three main stops: Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Cruz Island and San Jacinto peak near Palm Springs. In Joshua Tree National Park and on Santa Cruz Island students p艺术icipate in ecological 服务项目 and many outdoor activities including a 徒步旅行 to the top of San Jacinto Peak during a three-night backpacking adventure along a section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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  • 沙漠居民/埃斯卡兰特

    • The 埃斯卡兰特 Canyons include some of the most remote, 野生, and beautiful country in the Southwest and offers some of the finest opportunities for desert hiking on the 科罗拉多州 Plateau.  This trip follows a classic extended backpacking route down Harris Wash to the confluence with the 埃斯卡兰特 River, which is followed downstream for several miles to Coyote Gulch, 美丽的出口支流. Side canyons that used to be the home of the Ancestral Puebloans are explored and provide the setting for a short solo camp.  This 50+ mile loop allows for a combination of tranquility, 美, 独处与反思 and the extreme physical challenge of carrying a heavy backpack over rough terrain. Leave No Trace principles will be taught and modeled throughout, 和营地, 小径, 当学生们穿过这片令人惊叹的荒野地区时,小径的起点将会得到改善.

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  • 开采:灵性 & 可持续性

    • 在这次旅行的第一周, 体力劳动 and 环境管理 take the fore as students spend a week building a radical form of sustainable housing at E艺术hship Biotecture in Taos, 新墨西哥. 剩下的时间在克莱斯顿度过, 科罗拉多州, where a variety of spiritual groups and monastic sects have established centers for pilgrims and seekers. 目的地包括一座佛教禅堂, 天主教修道院, and an Ashram where daily activities explore service, 冥想, 以及跨文化理解.

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佛得角谷学校是一所 国际学士学位 boarding and day high school for students in grades 9-12.