The Road Less Traveled



RLT participants choose from a range of community service, wilderness adventure and language immersion programs. Adventure Expeditions campers explore wilderness areas in the western United States, Alaska and Norway. Leadership Training programs in Washington State and British Columbia or Costa Rica and Nicaragua offer Wilderness First Responder certification. Global Perspectives Programs immerse students in remote cultures in Bhutan and Costa Rica. Service Learning program destinations include Colorado, South Dakota, Florida, Louisiana (for Hurricane Katrina relief), Hawaii, India, Tanzania and Namibia. Language and Service programs combine formal language instruction with service work and adventure activities in Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala.

General Info

Name The Road Less Traveled
Location Chicago, IL
Year-round Contacts 800-939-9839
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Canoeing, Community Service, Conservation, Exploration, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Outdoor Education, Ranch, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Swimming, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping, Wilderness Canoeing
Grade Range (rising grades) 7-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 13-19
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Jim Stein & Donna Stein, Directors
Residential Fee $2995-6795 (+airfare), 1-5½ weeks.
Year Established 1991
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 35 sessions, 1-5½ weeks long


Jim Stein & Donna Stein, Directors