UrbanTrekkers' experiential learning programs expose inner-city youth to the diversity of people, places, and natural landscapes outside the environment of their everyday lives. Our programming follows the philosophy that education is a lifelong journey that, when nurtured, leads to an endless childlike curiosity and a continual quest to know “why.” Each Trekker component is designed to complement the academic rigors in place within the UrbanPromise classroom. Since 2004 UrbanTrekkers has aided in the leadership and character development of countless middle and high school youth, encouraging them to become motivated, disciplined, goal-oriented, and successful members of society.
From watershed and urban planners to city councilman and parks directors, local experts hold discussions with students about the ecology and history of Camden.
Over the course of a year, a combined 230 children and teens travel, learn, and develop character through UrbanTrekkers' experiential activities.
UrbanTrekkers' experiential programs are designed to complement what students are learning in the classroom. All told, youth participate in a total of 40 engaging and educational projects throughout the year.