Teaching, Reaching, and Experiencing with Kids (TREK) purposefully engages with youth in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values. TREK is a therapeutic adventure-based after-school, summer and vacation camp program for youth.
TREK programs include:
- TREK-Adventure: Traditional and non-traditional activities such as team initiatives, high and low ropes, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, nature-assisted activities and non-competitive games. Seasonal outdoor activities include boating, sledding, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, fun in the sand or snow.
- TREK-CHILL: A 6-week snowboarding program for at-risk teens who would not normally get the chance to snowboard, paired with TREK-Adventure activites. All equipment and instruction are provided by Burton Snow Board’s nonprofit CHILL.
- TREK-NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Mini-Bikes): In partnership with Devereux and RFK Children’s Action Corps, LUK provides classroom curriculum and mini-bike riding lessons to facilitate change in at-risk youth.
- TREK-Synergy: Inclusive traditional adventure-based and experiential learning activities adapted for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other mental health diagnosis.
- Nature-Assisted Activities: In partnership with farms, animal and nature organizations, TREK provides interactions with common and exotic animals as well as horseback riding/horse care and interactive vaulting.
- Rock Climbing & Ropes Courses: Mountaineering activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, and zip lining for youth.