Students: Join Us In The North Cascades This Summer!

In Summer 2021, join Reconnect Earth for an experience you’ll never forget: nine days backpacking and camping on Mount Baker in the North Cascades while learning about ecology, human and natural history, and grassroots social change. Hike through ancient old-growth forests, sleep in a beautiful subalpine meadows, and climb to the base of a giant glacier while exploring how to harness your potential as an agent of positive social and environmental change.

Apply here to join a summer trip in 2021

For a preview of questions you’ll be asked to answer on the application form, see here.

Reconnect Earth’s summer trips are designed for college students and young folks of roughly college age (defined as approximately 18-29). Older and younger applicants may both be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We’re offering trips during two sets of dates in 2021: July 17th-25th and August 14th-22nd. When you fill out the application, you will be able to indicate which trip you would like to join.

Thanks to our low overhead and generous donors, we can offer our trips at a significantly lower price than many similar programs. Tuition for our 2021 summer trips is $575, with partial scholarships covering up to more than 80% of the regular price available to those for whom the regular tuition is a genuine financial barrier (you’ll also have the chance to request a scholarship during the application process).

Apply to join a Summer 2021 trip

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“I started the trip surrounded by people I didn’t know and ended with close friends whose friendships I will cherish for the rest of my life.” – Samara, June 2019 trip participant.

Currently, both our July and August trips are full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please fill out the trip application form here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs page and our COVID safety policies page. You can also email questions to trips@reconnectearth.org

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Recommended Summer Reading List Picks

download-4Just because we are unable to run programs this summer, doesn’t mean we’ll stop learning. The team of Reconnect Earth has put together a list of suggested readings for folks to continue their own personal quest for knowledge around social justice, the environment, activism, conservation work and many related intersectional topics. As always, we are constantly learning, reflecting and working on personal practice; leave a comment below and let us know what you find helpful or other resources we can help steer folks towards!

Suggested Summer Reading List (Books):

Race/Social Justice

(Please note, we have included links to these books available at Indigenous owned, Black owned businesses where possible – if you can support your local BIPOC owned businesses first and foremost, or your local library, please do so)

Written by Indigenous Authors Personal Narrative / Outdoor Experiences Activism  Suggested Instagram accounts to follow: 

Important COVID-19 Update

With the safety of our participants, staff, and the communities in which we operate in mind, Reconnect Earth has been carefully monitoring developments around COVID-19 in Washington State. Based on the recommendations of state and local authorities and health experts, we have concluded that unfortunately it is not safe to run our summer backpacking trips in 2020. While COVID-19 means we cannot run in-person programming for the time being, we are currently engaged in discussions about what a virtual programming option for the summer might look like. Stay tuned for more information soon!