Expeditions for Ages 11 – 12

Southwest Discovery

12 Days | June 26 – July 7

Deer Hill’s newest offering, Southwest Discovery, provides your child with an entry-level experience of the beauty and wonder of the natural world and promotes the foundation for self-discovery and community building.  This course is designed to be a fun and engaging two-week experience which includes floating the Colorado River through Ruby-Horsethief Canyon, exploring Ute Mountain Tribal Park, and spending time at the beautiful High Camp Hut near the Lizard Head Wilderness in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.

Southwest Discovery

The canyons, the service and the mountains brought new experiences and meaning, yet the mountains provided an environment in which all my lessons and experiences came together. The hikes in the mountains opened my eyes to my own strengths both physically and as a leader, and provided a new appreciation for these activities, journeys and the wilderness. The times in which the instructors recognized my strengths were reassuring and motivating. But also, when the instructors forced you to learn without assistance were more memorable because it pushed me out of my comfort zone into a place where they knew I would succeed despite the obstacles and danger. This is why a leadership course is the most meaningful of all the courses.

Isabelle, participant