10th Grade

Trekkers offers a 10-month program that culminates in a 12-day expedition for 10th graders during the summer. The focus of the expedition is to visit, explore and study the environmental uniqueness of a particular bio-region within the United States. Examples from the past include: the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Dwellings), Florida Everglades, Northwest rainforests, Mount St. Helens, Redwood National Forest and many more. Along with the life changing opportunities students receive from this expedition, they are also required to take part in a pre-trip life skills/leadership course. The course is designed to help students gain knowledge and confidence in presenting themselves professionally to others.


10th Grade News and Expedition Reports:
Trekkers 10th Grade Students from Team Penobscot visit Colorado and Utah  in Cross America Expedition   

Trekkers 10th Grade Students from Team Penobscot visit Colorado and Utah in Cross America Expedition  

  Team Penobscot hiking in Great Sand Dunes National Park Sixteen 10th graders and six adult leaders completed a 12-day Cross-America Trekkers expedition from July 18-30 as part of Team Penobscot with Trekkers, a youth-mentoring organization that connects young people and caring adults throug… Read More

BTLT session at the St. George School.

“Big Trek/Little Trek” Finishes Up for 2016

BTLT session at the St. George School. The 2016 session of “Big Trek/Little Trek” has officially come to a close! A total of 30 students participated in this year’s program; 15 of the students were 9th-12th graders from Oceanside High School, “Bigs” as we call them. Several of these students ha… Read More

Trekkers 10th grade students’ Business Scavenger Hunt at VStv - Life Skills portion of the Cross-America Trekkers Program. Students pictured in front row, from left to right: Jeanna Fagundo, Amiah Marquis, Lex Marquis and Ella Finger. VStv staff pictured in back row, from left to right: Tyler Southard, Zach Miller, Jessica Jones and Bethany Ricciardi.

Trekkers Students Complete Life Skills Course

Trekkers 10th grade students’ Business Scavenger Hunt at VStv – Life Skills portion of the Cross-America Trekkers Program. Students pictured in front row, from left to right: Jeanna Fagundo, Amiah Marquis, Lex Marquis and Ella Finger. VStv staff pictured in back row, from left to right: Tyler… Read More

Team Patagonia participants looking out from Great Sand Dunes National Park at sunset.

Trekkers 10th Grade Students from Team Patagonia visit Colorado and Utah in Cross America Expedition

Team Patagonia participants looking out from Great Sand Dunes National Park at sunset. Thirteen 10th graders and six adult leaders completed a 12-day Cross-America Trekkers expedition on August 7th. As part of Team Patagonia with Trekkers, a youth-mentoring organization that connects young people… Read More

10th Grade Cross America Team North Face students taking time for journaling and reflection.

Trekkers 10th Grade Students from Team North Face Return from Cross America Expedition

10th Grade Cross America Team North Face students taking time for journaling and reflection. Eleven 10th graders and three adult leaders completed a 12-day Cross-America Trekkers expedition on July 9th. As part of Team North Face with Trekkers, a youth-mentoring organization that connects young peo… Read More

Team North Face Cross America Trip Log 2016

Team North Face Cross America Trip Log 2016

Eleven students and 5 adult leaders for Team North Face traveled to Colorado and Utah from June 28th-July 9, 2016, exploring environmental and cultural aspects of the West, while taking time to reflect inward on our own personal and group journey. Here’s the trip perspective from that of its stude… Read More