Fun, Nature, Skills and Friendship
We invite you to uncover fun activities, fantastic landscapes, meaningful lessons and magical friendships. For our 41st summer season, we’re offering more activities, adventures and opportunities than ever before.
Have More Fun. With exciting new activities like the chance to zipline across the beautiful Yellowstone River and perennial highlights like whitewater rafting and rock climbing, this summer promises infinite smiles and never-ending laughter. Climb inspiring peaks, mountain bike thrilling trails, surf beautiful coastline and horseback ride the last of the Old West. Each of our adventures offers a variety of fun activities for you to try and learn alongside a great group of your peers.
Connect with Nature. Our trips introduce young people to the most inspiring environments on the planet. Timeless chances to backpack through the country’s most amazing wilderness environments have been at the heart of our fantastic success for the past 41 years. Whether you’re sea kayaking with Humpback whales, day hiking California’s Marin Headlands or trekking through the famous Tetons near our office in Jackson Hole, our trips help you discover the fun and value of the natural world.
Learn New Skills. Wilderness Ventures is all about experiencing great new landscapes while working as a group to accomplish obtainable, fun goals. Lead a group of your peers in a constructive and nurturing environment. Uncover new strengths. Gain self-reliance while developing a tremendous sense of accomplishment and learning applicable, real-world skills.
Build Fast, Lasting Friendships. The great people on each WV trip are perhaps the most fundamental ingredient of each magical summer adventure. Our thoughtfully constructed groups and carefully managed acceptance process ensure that you’ll be with a great group of young people your own age who share your excitement for discovering and having fun in an amazing setting. At the end of every summer, our students consistently list “each other” as the best part of their trip. No matter which adventure you choose, you’re certain to walk away with great friendships that will last a lifetime.