Adult Programs

In our hectic, modern lives it is easy to get so busy doing so many things that we lose track of why we are doing them and who we are.

Exploring the natural world gives us a break from our ordinary routine and a chance to reconnect with the natural world and ourselves.

Young Adult Program

Rock Climbing

Our Young Adult Program is specifically designed for 18-25 year olds. Anyone who is 18 years old must have graduated from high school at the start of the Summit to participate in this program.

Our Young Adults do it all! They combine terrific high adventure opportunities with group instruction from some of the nation’s foremost conservation experts, all while enjoying the diverse surroundings of the Family Nature Summit site.

Whether exploring the fascinating world of caves, forests or meadows, rafting through some of the country’s most beautiful waters, or discussing conservation issues with a knowledgeable instructor, this dynamic group will approach each task with energy and enthusiasm.

Young Adult Program Director: Peggy Brosnan
Link to 2016 Ghost Ranch Summit Young Adult Schedule (.doc)  (.pdf) for more details.

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Adult Program (26+)

Hiking

Spend a week exploring and learning from nationally renowned naturalists, ecologists, artisans and speakers. Adults can choose from many classes and activities throughout the week. Plan a full five days of activities or leave time to explore the area and local history on your own or with your family.

The Adult Program fee pays for all of your classes, hikes, workshops, lectures and programs; although a nominal equipment charge may be applied to certain outfitted activities or craft projects.

Hikes ranging from nature strolls to high adrenaline adventures are widely popular among Summiteers. A broad range of hikes with varying degree of difficulty are offered every day during the Summit.

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