Summer Teen Trip

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Summer Teen Trip

Montana Summer Teen Experience

June 27th to July 12th, 2018

A Boots and Paddle Experience (16 days)

Get out and adventure! This experience will provide the opportunity for exploration and investigation while hiking in Yellowstone National Park and canoeing the path of Lewis & Clark’s voyage on the Upper Missouri River in Montana. This strength-based, fun, dynamic, natural, and unique programming will use the powers of the environment as a catalyst and stage for students to focus on commandeering their life’s journey. Yellowstone National Park and the historic, scenic Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument provide the powerful and extraordinary environment for appropriate challenges. During expedition travel, students will face obstacles just as in daily life.  Students will be met with high-spirited and dynamic challenges that will require them to work collectively to problem-solve, take initiative, create vision, and develop leadership skills. Participants will also develop expedition-based skills such as camp craft, canoe skills, and navigation. Our experiences are led by a knowledgeable and highly-skilled group of professional guides.

Focus:
Identify Strengths, Develop Community, Perseverance, Inspiration, and Resilience
Method:
Small Group Processing, Graduated Challenges, One on One Discussions, Goal Setting
and Mastery of Skills
Technical Skills:
Wilderness Travel, Backpacking, Paddles Skills, Camp Craft, and River Hydrology

The Whole Family Approach:

  • Pre and post collaboration with teen’s support network.
  • Post-trip coaching for teen and parents available.
  • Private family trip and retreat options.


The Destination

Our journey will begin with students flying into Bozeman, Montana.  Here the group will gather, and prep for their journey in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. While in the park, we will take the road less traveled and get off the beaten path to experience and see the vast and wonderful sights and sounds that only Yellowstone has to offer. We will then shuttle to the majestic waterway of the historic and scenic Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument,  where we will follow in the footsteps of the 1805 expedition of Lewis and Clark.  This flat-water float features cottonwood trees, white sandstone cliffs rising vertically from the water, and natural rock sculptures. We will finish Great Falls, MT, before flying home.

FAQ’s

  • Dates: June 27,- July 12, 2018
  • Cost: $4,975
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Deposit: $1,000 per student ASAP to reserve spot.
  • Costs Include: Lodging, ground transport, expedition expense, tents, sleeping bags, gear.
  • Pre / Post Trip Support: Pre and post-trip calls from Breakwater Expeditions staff.
  • Climate: Temperatures in Summer are 60 – 90 degrees.

 

Itinerary

June 27th: Fly into Bozeman, MT
Participants will fly into Bozeman and stay the night in Bozeman, MT.

June 28th: Shuttle to Yellowstone National Park
Starting in Yellowstone National Park, we will stop briefly at the Albright Visitors Center before heading out to the trailhead. This day is the start of our backpacking journey.
June 28th-July 2nd: Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park
Over the course of the next few days, we will hike along Bison and Big Horn Sheep while taking in the sights and sounds that few visitors get to explore and experience.
July 2nd: Hike out and shuttle to our lodging.
We will hike out and head to our lodging for the next couple nights.
July 3rd: Transition Day
To transition from our backpacks to our canoes, we will do laundry, re-supply our food, and begin planning the river expedition portion of our adventure.
July 4th: Shuttle to the Upper Missouri River
Beginning at Coal Banks Landing, on the river’s edge, we will set up camp and host a canoe orientation class. We will finalize all trip preparation before heading to bed.
July 4th-11th: Canoeing the Upper Missouri River!
Today will start our 100+ miles of canoeing. Along the river we will see bighorn sheep, river otters, beavers, and hopefully much more of the local wildlife. We will swim, hike the slot canyons, and explore the area.
July 11th: Take off river and head to Great Falls, MT
We say goodbye to the river and head to Great Falls for our last evening together. We will celebrate at a local restaurant for our final dinner as a group.
July 12th: Fly home from Great Falls, MT

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Summer Teen Trip

Yellowstone Summer Teen Experience

August 8th- 15th, 2018

A Boots and Packs Trip (8 days)

Get out and adventure! This experience will provide the opportunity for exploration and investigation while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. The strength-based, fun, dynamic, natural, and unique programming will use the powers of the environment as a catalyst and stage for students to focus on commandeering their life’s journey. Yellowstone National Park provides appropriate challenges with it’s powerful and extraordinary environment. Students will be met with high-spirited and dynamic challenges that will require them to work collectively to problem-solve, take initiative, create a vision, and develop leadership skills. These challenges will only bring the daily laughter and fun as we all get to know each other in a new way. Additionally, teens will develop expedition-based skills such as camp crafts and navigation. Our experiences are led by knowledgeable and highly-skilled professional guides.

Focus:
Identify Strengths, Develop Community, Perseverance, Inspiration, and Resilience
Method:
Small Group Processing, Graduated Challenges, One on One Discussions, Goal Setting
and Mastery of Skills
Technical Skills:
Wilderness Travel, Backpacking, Camp Craft, and Map and Compass


The Destination

Our journey will begin with students flying into Bozeman, Montana.  Here the group will gather, and prep for their journey in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. While in the park, we will take the road less traveled and get off the beaten path to experience and see the vast and wonderful sights and sounds that only Yellowstone has to offer. Yellowstone spans almost 3,500 miles, and extends into parts of Montana and Idaho, making it one of the largest national parks in the US. Wonders abound at this truly unique national park, from sites like the Yellowstone Grand Canyon to wildlife like America’s largest buffalo herd, grizzly bears, and wolves. Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was America’s first national park. To this day, Yellowstone remains one of the country’s most popular national parks with millions of annual visitors.

FAQ’s

  • Dates: August 8-15, 2018
  • Cost: $2,100
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Deposit: $1,000 per student ASAP to reserve spot.
  • Costs Include: Lodging, ground transport, expedition expense, tents, sleeping bags, gear.
  • Pre / Post Trip Support: Pre and post-trip calls from Breakwater Expeditions staff.
  • Climate: Temperatures in Summer are 60 – 90 degrees.

 

Itinerary

 

August 7th: Students outside of North Idaho area will need to fly into Spokane, WA.
Participants will fly into Spokane and stay the night in Sandpoint, ID with staff.

August 8th: Drive to Yellowstone
Local participants depart North Idaho in the AM hour, we will set it up a location prior to this date.
Spend time getting to know each other as we road trip over to the park.

August 9th: Shuttle to Yellowstone National Park
Starting in Yellowstone National Park, we will stop briefly at the Albright Visitors Center before heading out to the trailhead. This is the start of our backpacking journey.

August 9th-13th: Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park
Over the course of the next few days, we will hike along streams, lakes, and bighorn sheep while taking in the sights and sounds that few visitors get to explore and experience.

August 14th: Whitewater Rafting the Yellowstone River
Raft one of the wildest and fun rivers in the area with one of the local guide services on the Yellowstone River.
Enjoy our last night together with dinner out and celebration of our successes.

August 15th: Optional fly home from Bozeman, MT or Spokane, WA.
Drive back to North Idaho and say our goodbyes early evening.

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