Previous Trips

New Zealand 2019

Nov 6 – Dec 18, 2019
New Zealand

Modern technology is magical. But helping other people—whether friends, acquaintances, or strangers—is where the real magic happens. On this adventure, we remember what connection is all about.

Spain 2018

May 6 – June 17, 2018
Spain

An adventure across three distinct regions of Spain, including intensive Spanish learning, homestays, hiking, city life, and plenty of time for self-directed exploration.

Southeast Asia 2017

Oct 23 – Dec 12, 2017
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

A 7-week adventure across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, with our classic mix of group activities and free time for self-directed exploration.

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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