The expedition kicks off with a six-day backpacking trip in the stunning mountains of Colorado. SITs will hike, explore, build community, and receive a specialized Leave No Trace training. Groups will head to Windy Peak Outdoor Lab, 225 acres of breathtaking wilderness adjacent to the Colorado Trail, where they will reflect on all that they’ve learned. Next, groups will replenish food supplies, and pack up gear for their next adventures. Then they will head to the rich landscape of Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming to begin the second half of their expedition. Participants will spend six-days building technical skills in paddling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking and hone their sport-specific skills with their fellow SITs.
From navigating the backcountry to building lifelong friendships and gaining hands-on leadership skills, this is an opportunity of a lifetime —one you won’t want to miss.
How to apply: Within a week after submitting your registration, we’ll send you an official application for the Staff-in-Training program. Our team will review your application and notify you on whether or not you’ve been accepted (if not, we’ll refund your tuition). Space is limited, so register early!
* Departure and pick up are in Louisville, CO.