Spend fourteen days exploring the beauty that is the Northeast and New England region of the United States. Hidden within this area are coastal ecosystems, gorgeous beaches, marshlands, as well as pristine mountain landscapes. Throughout the program students will be challenged to tune into the natural world through visits to farms, nature reserves, conservation areas and other outdoor playgrounds. Students will experience some of the best outdoor activities available, get hands-on experience at an organic farm, and learn about the unique history of the region.
Students will love gathering around the campfire after a full days of hands-on work during the farm stay.
2021 Departure Dates
|July 10 – July 23, 2021||Available||Enroll Now|
Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:
Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!
Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.
Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security
A 25-30 Liter is ideal as this will also be the daypack you use during most daily activities.
- ID or Passport (if applicable)
- Photocopy of passport
- Visa documentation (if applicable)
- Refillable Water bottle – Required
- Book and/or journal
- Change of clothes
- Hiking boots – water resistant and must have ankle support
- Consent to Travel form
- Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
- Hand sanitizer
- Face covering (enough for use throughout program)
A 50-75 liter backpack or duffel is recommended, large enough to fit all your clothes and gear. Suitcases/wheeled bags are not suitable on this program. Students will not need to carry bags great distances but will be packing and moving every couple of days, so traveling light is key.
Key Points to Remember
- You will be carrying your bag throughout the program so bring only what you need and be prepared to wear clothes multiple times throughout the trip!
- Non-cotton layers are vital to ensuring your warmth and comfort, as cotton does not insulate or dry quickly if wet — bring some synthetic blends in addition to cotton.
- Mid/Heavyweight Socks (2-3) – merino wool socks are best
- Lightweight socks (5-7) – merino wool socks are best as they’ll keep your feet warm when wet and get stinky less quickly
- Underwear (15)
- Shorts (2 pairs)
- Mid-layer bottoms such as leggings (1-2)
- Hiking pants (1-2)
- Jeans (1)
- T-Shirts (8-10)
- Tank Tops (2)
- Mid-Layer tops (1-2)
- Mid-weight jacket (a light weight puffy jacket or warm fleece is ideal – temps can get into the 40s F at night)
- Waterproof/rain jacket
- Sandals (flip flops)
- Sandals that strap to feet (Chacos or Tevas)
- Hat with brim/visor
- Warm hat
- Quick dry towel (2) – one for beach, one for bathing
- Bathing suit
Toiletries – unscented and biodegradable products are highly recommended (Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)
- Body wash
- Face wash
- Reef-safe sunscreen (oxybenzone-free), SPF 30+
- Lip sun protection, SPF 30+
- Bug spray
- Feminine hygiene products
- Contacts and solution (if applicable)
- Wet Wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Reusable facemasks (enough for the full program length)
- Sleeping bag (0-20°F / -18 to -6°C) – compact backpacking bags are ideal
- Headlamp with extra batteries