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Multiday Rafting Adventures With Wilderness Ventures

Wilderness Ventures, the worldwide leader in student outdoor adventures, offers several multi-day river rafting components that allow teen adventure trip groups to experience the best outdoor environments in the world. On a Wilderness Ventures adventure, students can experience the magic of Oregon, Idaho, California, Colorado, Alaska, Costa Rica and Fiji during an overnight whitewater rafting … Continue reading »

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Food, Fun, and Friendships

“One of the most integrated and effective ways that we develop leadership and team skills is the way that we plan and prepare our meals,” says Wilderness Ventures Rocky Mountain Coordinator Joseph Pinkard. “Eating together as a ‘family’ unit provides an immense service to our students.”     Wilderness Ventures trips are a shared experience … Continue reading »

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Wilderness Ventures Leadership: Mike and Helen Cottingham-Founders, Directors, Educators

Wilderness Ventures is the lifelong passion of Mike and Helen Cottingham, who founded Wilderness Ventures in 1972 with the vision to connect people to the outdoors as a way to teach practical life lessons and to instill a lifelong passion for conservation and the magic of the backcountry.   In 1972, as idealistic school teachers … Continue reading »

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Wilderness Ventures: 40 Years of Magical Teen Adventures

From our first trip in 1973 to this upcoming summer’s alumni climbs of Mount Rainier and the Grand Teton, we celebrate a long history of experiential innovation.  Throughout our 40 years of operation, we’ve been developing an ever-expanding vocabulary of environments, destinations and activities. This continued push for program innovation has allowed us to not … Continue reading »

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2012 Catalog Is On The Way

The Wilderness Ventures 40th Anniversary catalog is being mailed this week, however, the website has already been updated with all of our offerings for the 2012 summer season, including five new trips in our Explorer Adventures, Leadership Adventures, and Leadership Expeditions.  We have also launched a special category of trips for our 40th Year.   … Continue reading »

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Year 40 Begins at Wilderness Ventures!

The Wilderness Ventures office opened for its 40th season in early September and in the past month our crew has been busy making preparations for this monumental season.  Our summer season is still nine months away but our planning process is always eighteen months ahead. Mike and Helen spent two weeks in the northeast, working … Continue reading »

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Yosemite National Park Adventures

Situated on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park offers world-famous hiking, backpacking and rock climbing opportunities.  Yosemite is widely recognized as one of the most scenic parks in the world. This iconographic national park is home to waterfalls, meadows and forests that include groves of giant sequoias. In 1984, 704,956 acres of Yosemite was designated … Continue reading »

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