Previous Trips

Dance Recess 2017

July 30 – Aug 7, 2017
Various parts of Colorado

A week of intensive dance instruction and social partner dancing in the mountains of Colorado, held in conjunction with Recess Productions.

Argentina Semester 2017

January 25 – April 19, 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A 12-week experience for 18- to 21-year-olds who want to live independently in a foreign city, improve their Spanish, practice group living, and build real-world skills.

Real World Retreat 2016

May 12 – June 9, 2016
Crested Butte, Colorado

A month-long retreat giving 16- to 20-year-olds the skills and confidence necessary to move out of their parents’ houses, support themselves financially, build community, and continue living a meaningful, learning-centered life.

Trip blog posts / Anika’s video

Simply New Zealand 2016

February 3 – March 16, 2016
South Island, New Zealand

Traveling across New Zealand to answer the question: How little do we need to be happy?

Adventure Semester 2015

September 13 – November 21, 2015
Paonia, Crested Butte, and Denver, Colorado

A 10-week bootcamp for teenagers who want to build a life of freedom, adventure, and meaningful work.

Trip videos, challenges, and more information

Nepal 2014

September 11 – October 26, 2014
Nepal

Hiking, meditation, volunteering, elephants, and bungee jumping—oh my!

Writing Retreat 2014

Oct 19 – Nov 18, 2014
Crested Butte, Colorado

A month-long retreat that supports young writers (and those with a budding interest in writing) in accomplishing an ambitious, self-paced writing challenge.

Buenos Aires Tango 2014

March 19 – April 16, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Four straight weeks of learning and practicing Argentine Tango. Sleep, rinse, and repeat.

Writing Retreat 2013

Oct 16 – Nov 17, 2013
Crested Butte, Colorado

A month-long retreat that supports young writers (and those with a budding interest in writing) in accomplishing an ambitious, self-paced writing challenge.

Trailblazer 2013

June 10-15, 2013
Asheville, North Carolina

A week-long gathering for self-directed learners, ages 18-22.

Flashmob video / Trailblazer 2014 promotional video

New Zealand 2013

Jan 22 – Mar 5, 2013
South Island, New Zealand

Voyaging from one side of New Zealand to the other.

Casey’s documentary

Writing Retreat 2012

Oct 14 – Nov 15, 2012
Hyannis, Massachusetts

A month-long retreat that supports young writers (and those with a budding interest in writing) in accomplishing an ambitious, self-paced writing challenge.

Ali’s video / Yael’s video

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