Team will offer three wilderness expeditions during the school year: an eleven day backpack trip in the Sierra in September, a backpacking and rock climbing trip in Joshua Tree National Park in April, and a service and backpacking trip to Humboldt County’s Lost Coast in June. The Joshua Tree and Lost Coast trips are contingent on successful fundraising during the school year.
In addition to the backpacking trips, Team students will spend eleven days exploring Marin's open space and wilderness areas, approximately one outing each month.
Team's wilderness trips are the central experience of the program and are where the students come together as a group. Even though we spend only about 40 of the 183 days in the school calendar out on the trail, our wilderness trips are the heart and soul of Team and the defining aspect of our program. One of the goals of Team’s wilderness component is for Team students to gain the necessary competence to run wilderness trips on their own. To that end, our students actively participate in the planning of our trips, including fundraising, food selection, purchase, and repackaging, and equipment maintenance. Out on the trail, Team trips are group efforts: students share the load, clean up after themselves, and help one another out.
TRIP 1: SIERRAS
Trip 2: Joshua Tree
Trip 3: Lost Coast
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