The Montana Expedition is designed for 16-18 year old students who are looking to immerse themselves in the backcountry & travel challenging terrain by foot, horseback, & on the water. Students will spend the first week of the expedition backpacking through a remote mountain range and learning fundamental backpacking and camping skills. During the second section of the expedition, students will travel to the Centennial Mountains where they will be introduced to the art of horsepacking and the long history of the relationship between humans and animals while traveling across some of Montana’s wildest places. For the last section of the course, students will embark on a 12-day canoe expedition traveling through the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. From beginning to end, students will be engaged in lessons about place-based ecology, leadership, and communication, gaining formal tools they can then practice with their expeditionary team. As part of this expedition students will take a Wilderness First Aid course with an opportunity to receive a certification. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.