The main focus of the trip is a 9 to 11 day backpacking experience, which takes place in a nearby wilderness area. You will also participate in pre-trek activities (a fundraiser) and a couple of afternoons to organize the trek. All components of the program are required.
We will be running 3 treks this year with up to twelve students and three experienced wilderness guides (see bottom of form). The cost of the program is $685 (11-Day Trek), $406 (6-Day Trek), and $575 (9-Day Trek); a limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants that write a letter explaining their financial need; this letter should be mailed or e-mailed after submitting this application. Letters can be addressed to Siskiyou Field Institute and mailed to P.O. Box 207 Selma, OR 97538 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, scholarships are limited, so please be sure submit your ASAP. Paper applications will be made available to you in the AHS front office. If you submit a paper application to the AHS office, please e-mail Sarah Worthington at email@example.com to notify her that you have turned in your application. We will only award scholarships to students that have submitted a completed application, a letter of intent for scholarship, AND all medical clearance paperwork. You will need to have a medical examination at the health center (or provide a copy of a recent physical) to ensure that you have no medical conditions that would make it unsafe for you to participate.
Instruction: Fill out this application completely. You are asked both general and personal questions as a part of the application. This gives us a chance to get a sense of you as a person - and it gives you a chance to share about yourself, which is an important part of the program. Students are not chosen on the basis of their interests, grades or skills, but rather their desire to participate fully in the program.
If you have any questions or need help completing the application, feel free to call our youth programs coordinator at 541-597-8530. Thanks! We look forward to receiving your application!