Oregon: The Great Pacific Northwest™
Get off the beaten path and experience the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest, from Crater Lake to the redwoods and beyond..
- Be immersed in the incredible natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest
- Collaborate with local nonprofits and focus on environmental projects
- Visit world-renowned parks, including Crater Lake National Park and Redwood State Park
- See the intersection of environmental conservation, nature tourism and holistic health firsthand
- Learn your personal outdoor leadership style
On This Program you will...
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in a region known for its stunning natural beauty. While Oregon is a nature lover’s paradise, it also faces challenges from many fronts to its climate, forests, lakes and other native ecosystems. Your mission will be to learn how to be a reliable environmental steward as you tackle meaningful service projects that contribute to the long-term health of Oregon’s many natural habitats. Learn about the land of our ancestors through immersive experiences working and appreciating the land and the cultural history behind it. Then take to the great outdoors, from Crater Lake National Park to the Redwood Forest and beyond.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Oregon is known for its expansive wilderness and volcanic legacy. Many of its once-pristine ecosystems, from its coastal areas to its vast forests and inland lakes, are facing impacts from climate change, wildland fire and exploding recreational use. Volunteer with a nonprofit committed to creating the next generation of environmental stewards. Work on projects that support the conservation and steward- ship of our public lands. From reforestation projects to wildlife and habitat restoration efforts, students will get hands-on as they learn about critical issues that affect our natural and wilderness landscapes.
Acknowledge the land and ways of our ancestors as you explore the intersection of public lands and their role in creating healthy communities. You will explore Oregon’s geological history and how it shaped the state’s unique landscapes. During your time here, you will also Job shadow and learn about career opportunities that will take you into the outdoors, learning how to best care for our shared lands. Then, discover the complexity behind native landscapes and learn about everything from the importance of water quality testing to the impacts of biological surveying.
Go river rafting and explore the wild waters of the Pacific Northwest. Rock climb in Smith Rock State Park, well-known around the world to expert and novice climbers alike. Swim in isolated crystal clear lakes and rivers, and explore Crater Lake National Park, home to the deepest lake in the U.S. You’ll also take a tour of Oregon Caves National Monument, renowned for its incredible geological history. Cap off your experience with a a visit to the Redwood Forest, home to many of the tallest trees on the planet.
Dates & Tuition
The Great Pacific Northwest™
|June 14 – June 27, 2021|
|July 2 – July 15, 2021|
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Ground transportation
- 3 meals per day
- Professional full-time staff and experts
- 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
- Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
- Educational materials
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Custom Group Travel Option
Global Leadership Adventures offers open enrollment on this program to any high school student who wishes to join any of the summer session dates listed above. Students will meet other teens from around the country and the world who sign up for the same program dates and destination.
Alternatively, this program is also available as an option for custom group travel any time of the year for those looking to put together their own group trip.
GLA Custom Group Travel works with educators, group leaders, or self-led students to create a tailored experience for their specific group of 12 or more students. Select a pre-designed itinerary or select your own countries, themes, and learning objectives. GLA’s service-learning methodology is the vehicle through which students learn, grow and challenge themselves and their fellow travelers; our host communities welcome students’ energy and helping hands.
Leadership and personal growth are the core components of all of our programs, regardless of duration, destination or theme type and can be woven throughout every aspect of the experience through our intentional design as desired by the group leader. Our programs aim to ignite participants to become inspired to be the change.
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