Yukon Trip 2017 (7th and 8th Grade)

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Trip Leaders: Chelsea Wilcox (cwilcox@seattleacademy.org) and Erin Aitchison (eaitchison@seattleacademy.org) (+ 1-2 additional leaders depending on numbers)

Offered to: Current 7-8th grade students.

Total Cost: $ 2650. The cost does not include personal gear and clothing requirements. However, many of those needs can be met through the school or by borrowing from previous students or families that have participated on trips. The cost does not include Medevac ($35-40).

Goals of the trip:

This trip is designed to place students in a group context, in a long term situation which will challenge them physically and emotionally.  The physical stress of paddling the Yukon, setting up camps and taking care of oneself and helping take care of the group will promote character development in a meaningful way.  The emotional challenge of dealing with a small group of people in a wilderness setting for an extended period of time will force students to work as a team, problem solve, and deal with adversity in novel ways.   Students will be working in pairs to manipulate canoes, small groups to prepare meals and do camp chores and then be allowed to reflect on their experiences as a group during nightly campfires and as an individual through journaling or simple self-reflection during time on the river.  We feel the overall wilderness setting will provide numerous opportunities for individual leadership and personal growth.

Important Dates:

  • October 31 – Sign up and deposit deadline. Deadline for trip financial aid request. FINANCIAL AID FORM FOR TRIPS
  • Week of November 7 – Students notification about trips and financial aid grants.
  • November 23 – Last day to cancel and receive full trip deposit refund



July 22 (Saturday) Drive to Vancouver, Fly from Vancouver to Whitehorse
July 22- 24 Stay at Fox Bay on Lake Laberge
July 24-August 2 On River
August 2 Take out at Carmacks. Driven to Skagway, stay the night
August 3 Ferry from Skagway to Ketchikan
August 4 (Friday) Arrive in Ketchikan, Fly to Seattle

Payment Schedule: A deposit of $500 is due between now and October 31.  The balance of the trip cost will be collected in five installments during the first week of each month starting in January for $430.

Microsoft Word - Yukon Trip - Summer 2012 _info sheet_

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