High School Expedition

High School Expedition is a three or four week volunteer service experience for Montana teens ages 14 to 17. As a High School Expedition Member, participants call their tent home for most of the month. Each crew is led by two Crew Leaders, who are graduates of the MCC's Leadership Development Program. Crews work, serve, and learn in some of Montana’s wildest places! 

Projects are a mix of “backcountry spikes” where crews will be packed a few miles into the project site, where they will camp overnight, and “front country spikes” where crews car camp near the project site. Participants are exposed to challenging physical work as well as the rigors of camp life. The weekends give crews a chance to explore, recreate, relax, and to get to know each other and the areas around the project. 

Each Expedition begins with a one-day orientation covering safety, leave no trace principles and program basics, expectations, and logistics. Expedition members are taught MCC’s program objectives of communication and team skills, leadership development, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and embracing a strong service ethic through their crew experience and complementary education. 

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.

For more details about High School Expedition, check out our Parents page, our Expedition FAQs, and our Expedition Gear List.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 5TH! Click here to receive an email notification when we begin accepting applications!