New Programs at Deer Hill 

Homeschool Scholar Adventure Program

14 Days | Sept. 5 – Sept.18

Deer Hill created the Homeschool Scholar Adventure Program (HSAP) to meet students and parents halfway between at-home classroom-style learning and adventure programming by giving students a unique chance to take a break from the screen and learn in an intentional, experiential environment custom to their specific learning needs. This program is a well-balanced experience between classwork and expedition learning. Click the button below for more information and to apply.

Homeschool Scholar Adventure Program

Gap Semester

70 Days | AUGUST 30 – NOVEMBER 7

Deer Hill created the Gap Semester to allow participants to be fully immersed in the Southwest landscapes by discovering the mountains, canyons, rivers and people who call this place home. The 70 day program deepens on historic Deer Hill programming by combining service learning, wilderness exploration, and group living with curated lessons that integrate multiple themes and perspectives into a critical examination of the American West. Participants will learn how geology, topography, geomorphology, and climate have shaped the region’s history and contemporary public policy. Participants will gain skills, certifications, and credits for prior learning during the Gap Semester. Students who come on the Gap Semester need to be prepared to engage in course curriculum in a mature and motivated manner. Attendance, attention, participation, and cooperation are essential to student success. Click the button below for more information and to apply.

Gap Semester

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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