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Whitewater & Wolves

Dates: Call for details to schedule this.
Location: Mission:Wolf near Westcliff; Buena Vista
Who: Minimum grade level 6th and up
Whitewater & Wolves Itinerary

Whitewater & Wolves Gear List


Digging a fire bunker
Calling all kids with a passion for wolves and rivers. An exciting week is guaranteed! Mission:Wolf calls to the wild within us followed by a day of rafting through Brown’s Canyon on Colorado’s famed whitewater river, the Arkansas. We travel first to Mission:Wolf and camp in the beautiful Wet Valley near Westcliff Colorado. M:W is home to scores of captive wolves and wolf hybrids whose stories both inspire and educate us. At M:W these wolves live out their lives in dignity in secure fenced enclosures with the generous help of knowledgeable volunteers and under the expertise of Kent and Tracy Weber. We learn how wolves use teamwork and communication to survive, about wolf ecology and reintroduction issues. Our experience at M:W includes giving back as a way to sustain that which sustains us. We will participate in a rewarding age appropriate service project during our stay at M:W. We’re joined by master teacher on survival skills Doug Hill, owner of Gone Feral, who will share a number of skills and primitive technology during after dinner sessions. Our past students have been so changed by Mission:Wolf that they return in later years to volunteer or do school science projects and research related to wolves. We wrap up the trip camping near Buena Vista with incredible views of the grand Collegiate Peaks. Our final full day will include an exciting day whitewater rafting through stunning Brown’s Canyon learning about the geology and natural history of the area. The river portion of this trip is guided by Wilderness Aware, a licensed whitewater outfitter. This popular trip will include all of the ingredients any student would love and parents would approve of in an amazing learning adventure!