High Adventure Expeditions

High Adventure Expeditions

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Our High Adventure Expeditions are intended for High School and Middle School age students due to the nature of the courses.  If you are looking for outings and adventures for younger students, please visit our Day Trips & Overnight Excursions page.  

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Snow School with Exum Mountain Guides at Jackson Hole Ski Area

Instruction includes ascending and descending snow, self‐arrest both with and without an ice ax, use of snow‐anchors, and belaying. You will get loads of self‐arrest practice. You will be falling sideways, feet first, head first, on your stomach, and on your back—expect to have fun and get wet! Also expect to be comfortable on snow by the end of the day. If weather and conditions permit, an attempt to climb Corbett’s Couloir will be made at the end of the day. Participants will need to bring snow clothes, lunch, and water. All climbing gear will be provided.

June 8, 2014 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Appropriate for students age 12 - 18
Fee:  $35

Lewis & Shoshone Lake by Sea Kayak | YNP

Spend three days and two nights exploring Lewis and Shoshone Lake by sea kayak. Two separate groups, one girls and one boys, will travel together to YNP but will paddle to separate campsites for two nights. Participants meet at the recreation center and drive to Lewis Lake where experienced guides with Rendezvous River Sports will lead the groups to remote campsites on the shores of Shoshone Lake.

A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the recreation center or on our website. Some camping gear is available at the recreation center. All kayaking equipment will be provided.

Pre‐trip meeting: Monday, June 16, 5:30pm
Location: Rendezvous River Sports

Tuesday - Thursday | June 17 - June 19
Trip departs from the Rec Center at 7:00 am 
Appropriate for students age 12 - 18
Fee: $195

Circumnavigation of Yellowstone Lake

The trip of a lifetime! Starting at Grant Village in YNP, participants will sea kayak to a different campsite each day, explore the South Arm of Yellowstone Lake and finish at Sedge Bay near Fishing Bridge. Explore a part of Yellowstone that most people never see. Travel to areas open only to paddle craft where there is abundant wildlife, geo‐thermal features, amazing scenery and solitude.

A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the recreation center or on our website. Some camping gear is available at the recreation center. All kayaking equipment will be provided.

Pre‐trip meeting: Monday, June 22, 5:30pm
Location: Rendezvous River Sports

June 23-27 | Monday through Friday (includes 4 overnights)
Trip departs from the Rec Center at 6:30 am 
Appropriate for studetns age 12-18
Fee:  $325

Rock Climbing Camp at City of Rocks with Exum Mountain Guides

Participants will have the opportunity to spend five days and four nights at the City of Rocks located outside of Twin Falls, Idaho climbing with Exum Mountain Guides. Climbing technique, belaying, top roping, multi-pitch climbing, rappelling, anchor building and mock leading are some of the topics that will be covered during this camp.

All transportation, meals and fees are included in the cost of this trip. A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the Recreation Center.  Some camping gear is available at the recreation center.

July 7-11 | Monday through Friday (includes 4 overnights)
Appropriate for students age 13-18
Fee: $325

Whitewater Rafting Guide Program

Ever wonder what it takes to be a river rafting guide? Now’s your chance to find out. Participants take part in a week‐long program specifically geared towards learning how to be a rafting guide. For five days, the professional staff from Rendezvous River Sports will instruct rafters about river reading, guiding, safety and rescue, cooking, camping, nature interpretation, raft rigging, knot tying, raft maintenance and repair, care for the natural environment and river reservation.

All paddling gear and equipment will be provided. Participants will need to bring lunch, water bottle, and a change of dry clothes.

July 14 - 18 | Monday through Friday 
8:30 am - 5:30 am | Group meets and returns to the Rec Center
Fee: $250

Climbing and Fishing in the Wind River Range

Join us for an unforgettable wilderness experience in one of the most wild and scenic landscapes in North America, the Wind River Range. Starting at Big Sandy Opening, we will basecamp for four nights near Deep Lake, spending the days alternating between climbing high peaks, fishing clear waters and hiking high mountain passes.

A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the recreation center or on our website. Some camping gear is available at the recreation center.

July 21 - 25 | Monday through Friday (includes 4 overnights)
Appropriate for students age 13-18
Fee: $325

Middle School Climbing Club

The Middle School Climbing Club continues in partnership with Exum Mountain Guides! Now it’s time to start getting outside and explore different climbing opportunities around Jackson Hole. Participants meet at the recreation center and will be transported to various climbing sites and locations. Expert guides and instruction will make this class fun for all. All gear and equipment will be provided. Tuesdays will focus on different aspects of climbing including bouldering at the boulder park, climbing at Enclosure Climbing, search and rescue, and other climbing related topics. Thursdays will be dedicated to climbing outings to places like Jenny Lake Practice Rocks, Boulder City, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and other areas with Exum Mountain Guides.
Participants will need to bring lunch, water bottle, appropriate climbing clothes, daypack, and sunscreen.

July 15 - August 7 | Tuesdays &  Thursdays
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Group meet and returns to the Rec Center
Appropriate for students age 11-14
Fee: $360

Backpacking in Grand Teton National Park

This trip will take us along high divides, passes, alpine lakes, and offer stunning views of the proud peaks of the Teton Range. Over two nights and three days, our experienced leaders will share the natural and human history of the park and offer unique chances to see the amazing wildlife that live in Grand Teton National Park.

A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the recreation center or on our website. Some camping gear is available at the recreation center.

July 29 - 31 | Tuesday through Thursday (includes 2 overnights)
Appropriate for students age 13-18
Fee:  $165

Middle School City of Rocks Climbing

Middle school climbing club participants will have the opportunity to spend four days and three nights at the City of Rocks located outside of Twin Falls, ID. All transportation, meals and fees are included in the cost of this trip. A complete list of items to bring will be available at the front desk of the recreation center
or on our website. Some camping gear is available at the recreation center. All climbing gear is provided.

August 11 - 14 | Monday through Thursday (includes 3 overnights)
Appropriate for students age 11-14
Fee: $260