Helping families chart the course

Join us for a week in the incredible backcountry of Southern Colorado!

Surrounded by 14,000 ft. peaks, we will be charging off for a new adventure each day and then kicking back in our beautiful basecamp every evening.


We are now accepting applications for the June, 2020 expedition to the Elk range of the Rocky Mountains.  This custom trip offers a combination of fun and exciting adventures, challenging activities and quality time with other alumni and True North staff in a spectacular wilderness setting assisted by experienced world class guide company, Irwin Guides.

Trip Details:

This coed “glamping” trip is strictly for True North alumni ages 18 and older and will entail highly physical activities in stunning locations as well as opportunities for relaxation, reflection, and connection.  Trip highlights may include whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountaineering, and rock climbing. Applicants must have a strong desire to connect with others while embracing the opportunity to unplug and enjoy the natural setting.

Guests will fly into Denver International Airport on Thursday, June 18th, meeting up with other alumni and True North staff. On  Friday morning, June 19th, we will hop on board our private chartered ride to Crested Butte (5 hr. drive southwest) and connect with Irwin Guides who will be hosting us for the week. Transportation will be provided back to Denver in the afternoon/evening on Thursday, June 24th.  Guests should plan to stay overnight near the airport for travel home on Friday, June 25th.

Cost:  $1,750 per person.

(Airfare and two overnight hotel stays in Denver not included.)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 (Friday)
Intro & Welcome / Camp set up / First Aid and CPR Course

Day 2 (Saturday)
Stand Up Paddleboarding on Slate River

Day 3 (Sunday)
Whitewater Rafting / Inflatable Kayaking on Gunnison River

Day 4 (Monday)
Whitewater Rafting / Inflatable Kayaking on Taylor River

Day 5 (Tuesday)
Rock Climbing

Day 6 (Wednesday)
Ridge Climbing

Day 7 (Thursday)
13K Peak Hike

Important Note: This trip will not have a therapeutic component
and should not be pursued in place of treatment.

Alumni trips are an opportunity to pursue exceptional, curated adventures and connect with people who have also experienced a personal journey at True North. Alumni who have joined us in the past have had a blast spending time with others who understand this chapter in their history. 
Participants must be in good physical health and up for the adventure.  If this isn’t the right time for you to participate in a trip like this, but you are interested in connecting, please reach out to our Alumni Coordinator, Alison McHugh, to inquire about other opportunities for staying connected to True North.


There are limited available on a first come first served basis, pending application review.


All questions regarding the Alumni Trip: Colorado 2020 should be directed to:

Alison McHugh, Alumni Coordinator
(802) 498-3661

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