2020 PARTICIPANT FORMS:
Direction Through Solitude focuses on improving and changing the lives of teens through mentorship within Fly Fishing, Bikepacking and Backpacking. In addition to teaching the skills necessary to safely explore the outdoors, we also focus on teaching skills relating to character development, self-discovery and leadership.
WHY SHOULD YOUR TEEN BE INVOLVED IN DIRECTION THROUGH SOLITUDE?
On average, teens spend 7 hours and 22 minutes on screen media each day – not including time spent for school or homework. On the contrary, kids are only spending an average of 4-7 minutes outside each day. The way we spend our time translates into our long term mental and physical health. Direction Through Solitude is working to change the mindset of teens in regards to how they spend their time. Through outdoor adventure, mentorship, interacting with friends, and learning leadership skills – Direction Through Solitude works to build a healthy foundation for teens to be happy and succeed in life.
GENERAL OVERVIEW DETAILS:
Transportation will be provided for any events taking place OUTSIDE Boise. For events in the Boise area, participants will need transportation.
There is no cost for teens to be involved in our programs.
See "About us" tab for more information. Also feel free to email us with questions @
Every trip into the backcountry (far from town, no cell service, etc.) requires a minimum of 2 adult trip leaders certified in Wilderness First Aid or above and CPR. Every trip in the frontcountry (close to town, cell service, etc.) requires 1 trip leader to be certified in Wilderness First Aid or above and CPR and the additional trip leader must be at least certified in CPR. All trips have a minimum of 2 trip leaders and ratios are always at least 1 adult trip leader per every 4 teens. Additional safety information will be discussed upon acceptance into our programs.