Jackson, Wyo. (Vocus) March 10, 2009
Wilderness Ventures, the oldest and most experienced adventure travel program for young people, offers domestic service trips that are designed to enable young people to obtain 40 to 80 hours of community service while simultaneously offering opportunities for fun, outdoor adventures, and personal growth. Volunteer travel has become a growing trend in the industry, and Wilderness Ventures' programs offer young people the opportunity to lend a hand domestically while enjoying their peers and the great outdoors.
The small groups of 10-15 students with 2 leaders develop into close-knit intimate teams, while engaging in rewarding and challenging service projects in some of North America's most breathtaking areas. The service groups spend their summer camping in one or two base camp settings and engage each day in rewarding service projects. Between service projects these groups are rewarded with outdoor adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, sea kayaking or hiking trips in these incredible areas. These trips are the learning experience of a lifetime which enables participants to make positive contributions to the environment and to local communities. Wilderness Ventures offers the following domestic service trips:
Hawaii Service Projects -- Highlights of this trip include hiking the Island of Hawaii, sea kayaking the Kona Coast, exploring Kilauea Volcano, helping to build a house in Hilo, sailing and snorkeling the Hawaiian Coast, building trails in the Kona Hema Preserve, surfing the big island, and earning 40 hours of community service.
Alaska Service Trips -- Highlights of this trip include volunteering at a salmon hatchery, hiking while rebuilding Alaska's trails, discovering Alaska's cultural heritage, Rafting at the Blanchard River, Experiencing Alaska by bush plane, sea kayaking near Humpback Whales, and earning 60 hours of community service
Yellowstone/ Teton Service Adventures -- This trip features highlights like helping to build the Continental Divide Trail, backpacking through Yellowstone, rock climbing in the Tetons, rafting the Snake River, sea kayaking on Yellowstone Lake, and earning 80 hours of community service.
Southwest Service Projects -- This trip includes Navajo Reservation Community Service, discovering the Hopi Pueblos, hiking Monument Valley and the Painted Desert, Canyon de Chelly Community Service, whitewater rafting on the Animas River, exploring historic Santa Fe, and earning 60 hours of community service.
For more information about Wilderness Ventures and their domestic service programs for young people, please visit the website or contact Mike Cottingham at info (at) wildernessventures (dot) com or by phone at 307-733-2122.
E-Mail: info (at) wildernessventures (dot) com
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