UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed, Dec 27 Washington DC Expedition
Wed, Jan 31 Winter Outdoor Leadership Training: Senior Rites of Passage Preparation

Winter Outdoor Leadership Training: Senior Rites of Passage Preparation

When

Wednesday, January 31

What

Seniors who hope to be selected for the spring Rites of Passage trip must participate in these pre-requisite outings to prepare them for their Rites expedition. They will work on wilderness skills and spend time on self reflection and vision casting. Students will stay in cabins. 

Fri, Feb 9 UrbanTrekkers Staff Leaders Retreat
Sat, Mar 10 Urban Hike: All Grades
Wed, Mar 21 Spring Outdoor Leadership Training

Spring Outdoor Leadership Training

When

Wednesday, March 21

What

This expedition serves as preparation for the summer expedition team or as an invitational leadership training for student leaders in the UrbanPromise Academy.  Students gain experience in camping, backpacking, hiking, and team building. 

Sat, May 12 Pedal for Promise 2018

Pedal for Promise 2018

When

Saturday, May 12

What

A premier, early season charity ride to raise money for experiential learning at UrbanPromise Ministries. UrbanPromise Academy will be forming an Elite Cycling Team which will consist of students who commit to a twelve week training and conditioning regimen in preparation for the bike ride. Students not part of the Elite team will help with the event day operations. 

Sat, May 19 Senior Rites of Passage

Senior Rites of Passage

When

Saturday, May 19

Where

Adirondack Mtns, NY

What

A 6-day intensive outdoor expedition for invited graduating seniors. Students will canoe through the Saranac Lakes of New York and participate in hiking, rock climbing, and extensive reflection and journaling. The trip culminates in a 24-hour solo on individual islands in Lower Saranac Lake.

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