TREK

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.

For more information please contact: 800-579-0000 and ask to speak with the TREK Program Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Helpful Documents

document TREK DCF Referral Form (For Youth involved with the Department of Children & Families)

document TREK DESE Referral Form (For Youth involved with the Department of Early and Secondary Education)

document TREK Other Referral Form (For youth not involved with a state or federal agency)

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