Avid4 Adventure’s Staff-in-Training (SIT) program gives teens entering 11th – 12th grades a summer of expedition-based adventure, learning and fun. Designed to deepen your adventuring skill set, teach lasting leadership skills and foster new friendships, this transformative two-week expedition imparts skills and confidence you can carry with you into any future endeavor.
The expedition kicks off with a six-day backpacking trip where you’ll hike, explore, spend time with your fellow SITs and receive specialized Leave No Trace training. Back at Windy Peak, you’ll have a chance to reflect over all that you’ve learned in the first half of your expedition and set goals to get the most out of the second half. Then you’ll head back down the mountain to help with the Expedition check-in, switch out your gear and food, and head up to Curt Gowdy to begin Round 2 of your expedition. You’ll wrap up your experience with a six-day multi-sport expedition of your own in Curt Gowdy State Park, spending the morning honing your own skills in our core sports so that, in the afternoon, you can help teach the younger campers.
From navigating the backcountry to mentoring campers to supporting your peers, you’ll adventure and lead in countless meaningful ways.
How to apply: Within a week after you register, we’ll send you an application for the Staff-in-Training program. Our team will review it to assess whether the program is the right fit for you (if not, we’ll refund your tuition). Space is limited, so register early!