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.
Trekkers’ LEAP Program (Launching Empowered and Aspiring Professionals) is a program designed to help Trekkers’ students explore career fields, network with professionals, and gain clarity on their aspirations. In mid-March, after touring the University of Maine, in Orono, and Husson University… Read More
Trekkers’ LEAP Program (Launching Empowered and Aspiring Professionals) is a program designed to help Trekkers’ students gain the real-life experience necessary to make informed decisions about their future. Spanning multiple years, the program provides the students with a wide-variety of profe… Read More
Trekkers’ 10th grade Team Everest made a first-time Trekkers 10-day “Cross-America Disaster Relief” expedition to Houston, Texas with a focus on disaster recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Led by Program Manager Hannah Tannebring, the Team Everest group of 11 students and five other lea… Read More
Trekkers’ 9th grade Teams Atlas and Beacon, along with 10th grade Team Everest completed Short Trek expeditions in January. The focus of these weekend expeditions is to provide a quality teambuilding experience for students and mentors. All three Short Treks incorporated the chance for the students t… Read More
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
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 previously, either… Read More