Explore with us!
Learn and Explore trips are opportunities for Wayfinding Academy students and close supporters to engage in a multi-day experience. Each trip will include learning components and a chance for participants to stretch.
Learn and Explore trips take place during the three months that our students are on break from classes -- April, August, and December. We also offer mini Learn and Explore trips that take place throughout the year.
For our full scale Learn and Explore trips, Wayfinding Academy students, alumni, crew, faculty, board members, and Luminaries have the first opportunity to sign up. Then, if there is still additional space, the trip may be opened up to the general community. For our mini trips, sign ups are first come, first served!
Our students, crew, faculty, board members, and Luminaries are an engaged group and excited about these trips. If you want to make sure you don't miss the chance to join us on one of these trips of a lifetime (and receive a discount), click below to become a Luminary today!
Upcoming Learn & Explore Trips:
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Join us as we journey to Tuscany, Italy to the medieval town of Castagneto Carducci on the Etruscan Coast. There we’ll connect with green architect-turned world cyclist-turned cooking instructor Chicca (kee-kah) Maione. She’ll take us deep into Italian food and history, and she’ll give us practical tips that we can apply to everyday life back home. Class will culminate in a meal where we can continue lively discussion about Italian food culture and what we may learn from it as Americans. Learn more >>
A special “thank you” to our Learn and Explore Trips sponsor:
Closed and Past Trips:
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Participants will spend three days in Ashland Oregon attending The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) which is a regional repertory theatre. Each year, the Festival produces many plays, usually a few from Shakespeare and the remainder by other playwrights, on three stages during an eight-month long season. Learn more >>
This Learn & Explore trip will begin Friday morning where you will travel to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, near Portland and set up your campsites at Pickathon which is a three-day music festival that takes place every year at around this time. The event began in 1998 as a bluegrass festival and has since expanded to include folk and indie artists. Learn more>>
For the past two years Wayfinding students, crew, and community members have traveled together on this pilgrimage. In 2018 we walked the Camino de Norte and the Camino Primitivo, while in 2017 we walked the Via de la Plata and the Camino Portugués. Learn more >>
The Texas Renaissance Festival is a place of fun and food with the authentic medieval feel. There are live shows and educational opportunities within the festival. Educational activities include sword fighting, glass blowing, blacksmithing, and art forms.