Utah: Arches, Canyonlands & the Colorado River™
Designed with thrill seekers in mind, with a mix of meaningful community service and pulse-pounding adventure.
- Go on an epic, multi-night river rafting expedition
- Explore picturesque Utah, spending half your time rafting and camping
- Support service and restoration efforts along the Colorado River
- Work with the National Forest Service amongst the aspens and pines of the beautiful La Sal mountains
- Hike through Arches National Park, famed for its more than 2,000 stunning natural stone/rock formations
On This Program you will...
Experience the myths and modern day realities of the American West. During your time in Utah, you’ll discover not only what a unique state this is, but how immensely its ecosystems have shaped its world-famous landscape. From an excursion to Arches National Park to days on end spent alongside the Colorado River, you will be outdoors for a good portion of this program, and be exploring every nook and cranny of the Utah wilderness. Support environmental stewardship projects, learn about public land management, and begin to develop your own personal leadership style by facing challenges in the great outdoors.
This Global Leadership Adventures program is run in collaboration with our partner organization, the Canyonlands Field Institute.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Protect land and water for the well-being of the people and wildlife that depend on them. When it comes to the land, you will work with the National Forest Service on various projects in the beautiful La Sal mountains. You may support trail maintenance and accessibility, or contribute to wildlife management through native species propagation or invasive species removal. When it comes to the water, complete a river clean-up on the Colorado River corridor close to Moab. Additionally, remove tamarisk that poses a risk to native plant species, and help with habitat restoration.
Learn first-hand how to be a true outdoor leader. Discover more about your personal leadership style as you learn from local leaders and NGOs about their own efforts tackling the most pervasive environmental and land management crises they face each year. Explore the local culture, experience food the southwestern United States is famous for, and learn all about the native flora and fauna of this immense and diverse region.
This is a high-adventure program, perfect for thrill-seeking students who not only want to make a meaningful difference, but who can’t wait to get outside and discover all the American West has to offer. The big highlight is a trip to Arches National Park, famous for its stunning landscapes and rock formations. You’ll also visit La Sal Mountains and enjoy an immersive hiking experience. Your river expedition will also be a cornerstone of your time here in Utah. Spend six days rafting and floating in the famed Colorado River.
Create your own roving Home Base alongside the Colorado River, setting up your tent each night in a different location to sleep beneath the stars. During your multi-night rafting excursion, you’ll camp alongside the river, learning how to pack in and take out everything you need.
Dates & Tuition
Arches, Canyonlands & the Colorado River™
|JUL 5 – JUL 14, 2023|
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
- Evacuation insurance
- Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
- Educational materials