Adventure, Travel & Service
We teach girls to imagine and explore new ways of coping and living. Healthy outdoor and physical interests are cultivated and encouraged. Outdoor adventure experience is a central component of our program in every season, from backpacking, peak climbs and white water rafting in summer to cross country and downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Our passion for horseback riding, mountain biking, rock-climbing, and all manner of exploration travel compels us to introduce and engage our students in these activities on a regular basis. Water activities are a natural part of Chrysalis; we are situated between two lakes, both within walking distance, which offer swimming and boating in warm weather, and ice skating by December. Our “back yard” proximity to the Ten Lakes Scenic Area, Koocanusa Reservoir, the Canadian Rockies, the Wild and Scenic Flathead River System, Glacier National Park, and countless other pristine lakes and streams provide infinite opportunities for adventure in spectacular settings.
Our adventure staff has developed a strong environmental education emphasis and woven it into the overall adventure program. They make liberal use of the surrounding habitat to help students develop first an increased awareness, and then an increased respect for outdoor education that can best be discovered in natural settings. Our lakes, forests, mountains and rivers all become a part of the expanded “classroom,” each environment bursting with rich learning opportunities. The natural environment in and around northwestern Montana provides an awesome laboratory for alternative learning styles.
International trips are optional each year, and offer students opportunities to explore wonderful destinations around the globe. In past years our students have traveled to Peru, Costa Rica, Belize, Vietnam, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France, England, Tanzania, and the Yucatan Peninsula. Thailand, India, Scotland, and other parts of Europe are on our immediate horizon. These trips allow girls to develop an appreciation for cultural and ecological diversity, and an awareness of the world beyond our borders. Most trips have a critical service component that develops into a life-changing experience for many students. Previous trips have included service work in national parks, schools, and orphanages. Students often have the option to earn academic credit when participating in foreign expeditions.
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