Trekkers offers two groups of 8th graders a year-long program that includes a 3-day expedition in the fall and a 10-day expedition in the summer. Students participate in pre-trip planning meetings throughout the school year with Trekker adult volunteers to plan and implement the expedition. During the meetings, students are involved in team-building exercises, problem-solving initiatives, and consensus decision-making. Students design the expeditions around five-educational components: Service Learning, Cultural Awareness, Environmental education, Adventure-based Education, and Wilderness Component.
The mission of the Advanced Trekkers program is to introduce students to the diversity of cultures, people, traditions and natural resources that exist outside the focus of their everyday lives.
Trekkers’ Team Beacon at Brewster River Campground in Jeffersonville, Vermont.
Sixteen 8th grade Advanced Trekkers, along with five student leaders, two AmeriCorps volunteers and two staff members, recently returned from a 10-day educational expedition. This group of 8th graders, known as Team… Read More
Trekkers Team K2 hiking Mt. Osceola in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Eleven 8th grade Advanced Trekkers, along with seven adult leaders, returned to Maine on July 16 after completing their 10-day educational expedition. Team K2 first boarded the Trekkers’ bus on July 7 to begin their travels thr… Read More
Trekkers’ Team Everest at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Twelve 8th grade Advanced Trekkers, along with six student and adult leaders, recently returned from a 10-day educational expedition. This group of 8th graders, known as Team Everest, was the first group of students to complete their… Read More
Day #1: Driving to Vermont
Hi, Skylar here from the team Everest 8th grade trip Blog! Yesterday we left for the trip. It was a six-hour drive, but it didn’t feel that long because of all the fun we had on the bus. I personally loved getting to know some of the leaders and students that I usually don’t t… Read More
On Friday, May 27th, Team Everest hopped onto Daisy for an overnight experience in Camden Hills State Park to prepare for the Advanced Trekkers core expedition right around the corner at the end of June. Before heading out, everyone happily joined in some goofy games led by Shane, then we all headed off to H… Read More
Pen Williamson, Trekkers Interim Executive Director
We are pleased to announce that Pen Williamson will serve as our organization’s Interim Executive Director starting January 19th.
Williamson is an experienced leader who brings over 40 years of experience advocating for the positive develop… Read More