Arctic to Atlantic Winter Semester NOW ENROLLING. January 16- June 03, 2023. High School and College credit available. Learn more HERE.

Imagine fulfilling your high school graduation requirements by paddling whitewater, bikepacking and backcountry skiing. Imagine studying sciences, natural history and humanities in the forests and farms of New England, along riverbanks, in the desert, along the US-Mexican Border, and in the mountains of Ecuador…

Grit, determination and physical strength are just a few of the many skills learned along the semester trail.

Kroka Expeditions’ Semester School received approval as a New Hampshire non-public school. This is an exciting step forward for our Semester Programs, and makes our Semesters more accessible to high school-aged students.

The view from the Ecuador Semester

Now, Kroka can grant high school credit for Semester coursework (in addition to college credit) and can award high school diplomas for any semester students who have completed all necessary credits and coursework. Yes, you can now graduate from Kroka!

Hand craft and Earth skills, including knife hafting and sheath making, are an essential part of the semester.

In addition, Kroka can now accept Vermont educational school choice tuition vouchers! (Maine students might be eligible, as well!) If a student from Vermont lives in a town with school choice they can use that tuition voucher to attend a Kroka Semester. This is an incredible opportunity for students in Vermont!

Learning in the field, with local historian and naturalist Bob Brown.

The time has never been better to embark on a Semester! Winter Semester has a few spaces left! And registration for 2023 Fall and Ecuador Semesters opens soon. Stay tuned! If you have any questions, please reach out to Liz (liz.jordan@kroka.org) or Semester@kroka.org.

Hydrology class in the Connecticut River.

 

Arriving into New York City after paddling from north of the Canadian border

 

One day’s classroom at a farm stop during expedition.

 

Writing in the wilderness.

 

Academics in the winter tent on a “liveover” day during expedition.

 

Backcountry skiing in the Canadian wilderness.

 

Paddle making in preparation for the paddle from Canada to New York City.

 

Bike mechanics is one of the many technical skills learned on a Semester.

 

Splitting wood and tending the fire along the Winter Semester trail.

 

Hand craft/Earth skills are an essential part of Semester School. Hand pounded ash packbasket weaving in New England..

 

Paddle making in New England.