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  

  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 through expeditionary learning, the group traveled througho… Read More

BTLT session at the St. George School.

“Big Trek/Little Trek” Finishes Up for 2016

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 had participated in the program previou… 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 recently completed a four-week Life Skills Course designed to help them gain professional skills and knowledge through mock job interviews at area businesses. The Life Skills Course is part of the Cross-America Trekkers program that is offered each year to high school… 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

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 and caring adults through expeditionary learning, the group traveled throughout Utah… Read More