Students smiling in front of Royal Lake, Olympic National Park

Olympic Science Adventure

Nature, New Friends & New Discoveries
Event Type
Program Session
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Jul 7 - Jul 14, 2019
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For students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school. 

Experience the best that Olympic National Park has to offer on this one-week excursion. During this program, you will:

  • Spend five days backpacking through the Olympic Mountains, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
  • Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
  • Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
  • Hike about five miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 35-45 lbs.
  • Form new friendships.

This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but only have a week to spare this summer! Students have used their summer backpacking experience and research for high school capstone projects, college entrance essays and job resumes. This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Olympic Science Adventure Student Packet


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