Blog From The Road Less Traveled
We are happy to bring you a guest blog from our friends at The Road Less Traveled- offering exciting outdoor activities for youths! To learn more, visit http://theroadlesstraveled.com/.
Taking The Road Less Traveled is the adrenaline rush you get from running a class III rapid in a canyon so deep you can’t see the tops of the rock walls; the rainbow scintillating through the spray of a waterfall we just happened to stumble upon; the shadow a mountain casts on the world below at sunrise. It is shouting out your order for a kilo of tomatoes in a noisy street market in Sevilla or being invited into a monk’s quarters for tea in a small Northern Indian monastery. It’s paddling a boat filled with sand and small rocks to make cement on a remote beach in the San Blas Islands. The Road Less Traveled is removing ourselves from the familiar spaces we know too well, and venturing into places that inspire us not only to explore our surroundings, but also ourselves.
- Our Service Learning summer programs for teens offer 80 hours of service work, language immersion and adventure activities.
- Our Adventure Expeditions summer programs offer rock-climbing, backpacking, ice and snow mountaineering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, desert hiking and trekking.
- Our Language Summer Programs offer 36-75 hours of formal language instruction, language immersion, adventure and cultural activities.
- Global Perspectives summer programs are for 6-8 grade students and offer cultural immersion and adventure activities. Program length varies from 2-6 weeks and are designed especially for middle school students.
At The Road Less Traveled our goal since our founding has been to support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community and understand the world and its people in a different way. We know the most important gift we could give the developing minds and hearts of young people is a deeper sense and understanding of the world — first hand — one that was not conveyed through media, Facebook, or Youtube clips. One formed for themselves – outside themselves. Our vision is simple, to help them see and believe in themselves and their individual and collective abilities to impact and shape our world and the future of the 21st century.