Ambassadors for Wilderness
Go wild this summer at the Great Sand Dunes! Learn skills, develop leadership, have a blast, and be a part of the Great Sand Dunes family for life.
2013 Ambassadors For Wilderness Applications - deadline extended to May 1st!
New in 2013! Community Wilderness Education session for adults
Great Sand Dunes now offers its award-winning Ambassadors for Wilderness program to adults. Join the instructor team for a 3-day overnight session in the park's wilderness to learn about:
Arrive 12pm on May 31st, depart 5pm on June 2nd. All activities will take place in the campground and the wilderness areas of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Come prepared for weather! The Gear List can be found below.
Apply Online (secure form administered by Google, no registration required)
Summer 2013 Trip Dates
The Ambassadors for Wilderness program charges no fees. Food, gear, and entrance fees are paid for by the program. The participant is responsible only for his or her own personal clothing and transportation to the park. Students going into grades 8 or 9 are eligible for the junior high school sessions, while students going into grades 10-12 may apply for high school sessions. Students who complete their summer session and the Ambassador project will receive take-home camping swag and volunteer service hours.
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