We partner with the thorne nature experience to Support a youth summer camp that deepens childrens relationship with the outdoors.
Alongside our partner, Thorne Nature Experience, you will learn about the role of hands-on, place-based, environmental education as a means to foster environmental stewardship through an emotional connection to nature. This program will allow take you to the beautiful outdoor setting of Boulder, Colorado where you will enable all young children, regardless of race, ethnicity, or family income, to connect with nature.
While in Boulder you will support Thorne’s Summer Camp Program which gives youth from 3-15 the chance to explore nature through engaging learning experiences. As a teaching assistant, you will actively assist in the education of students about the wonders of the natural world through joyful, hands-on, field-based exploration. You will also have the opportunity to learn about other organizations providing youth and families with access to nature and the outdoors as a means of fostering environmental stewardship.
- Provide support at a summer camp that connects youth to nature.
- Learn the importance of creating equal access to the outdoors as a means of fostering environmental stewardship.
- Explore the outdoors of Boulder, Colorado, and the Front Range foothills
LEARN MORE About Our Partner
The course elements are based on a rating from 1 to 5, 1 being the least rigorous, 5 being the most rigorous.
ON THE MOVE
Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature
Boulder : In Three Phases
THE 5 LENS CURRICULUM
PARTNERING WITH NGOS
POST TRAVEL ADVOCACY
During the travel phase of each SStS course, students spend time reflecting on the learning that occurs through their immersion and service experiences. These posts capture the impact of our programs on individual students. As this is our first year running the program we do not have any travel posts. Please check back soon.
Students who attend a Shoulder-to-Shoulder partner school receive a tuition discount. To see a list of partner schools, click HERE. The prices below are from 2021. 2022 pricing is coming soon.
Tuition (students from partner schools): $3180 *
Tuition (students from non-partner schools): $3380 *
*Students are responsible for booking their own flight to meet the group in Boulder. Once enrolled our admissions team will assist in choosing the correct arrival and departure times.
SStS is in search of curious, compassionate, globally-minded students and will do all that we can financially to support students who require assistance. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate this on the application. Scholarships tend to be less than 50% of tuition.
Please note, tuition does not include airfare and immunizations.
Tuition costs are all-inclusive with the exception of personal expenditures (e.g. souvenirs). Tickets and medical & security evacuation services are purchased as a group. The cost of these services is included in the tuition. Talbot Travel Agency provides travel services for SStS, working personally with us to find the least expensive group fares. As a result, it is not possible to use airline miles or credit card benefits for international flights. However, these can be used to purchase tickets to the gateway city.
Please note that we expect all participants to travel together, adhering to the identical itinerary. We will depart the United States as a group from a gateway city. Exemptions may be made for international students. Additionally, travel in the developing world inevitably includes “the unexpected” (e.g. weather disruptions, transportation strikes, etc.). SStS will adjust the itinerary accordingly, making the best of uncontrollable situations. Due to the unknown variables in international travel, participants are asked not to make travel plans or to enroll in programs that start immediately after their return. SStS is not responsible for expenses incurred due to missed flights if the group is delayed in their return.