Thank you for your interest Rolling Academy 2017! Please fill turn in this application by 3:30pm on Friday, March 10th. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Zack with any questions or concerns about the Rolling Academy or application. Students can stop by the Mountain Alliance Classroom, or email Director@MountainAlliance.org.
The Rolling Academy is a two week summer expedition with Mountain Alliance. Rolling Academy trips are a blend of activities including outdoor adventrues, community service, cultural immersion and environmental education. Students who are accepted to Rolling Academy will not know the group's activities until the trip departs! Some examples of past Rolling Academy trips include backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, having lunch with Senator's in Washington, community gardening in detroit, surfing lessons on the Jersey shore, explored a decommissioned missile silo, visited a coal mine, spent the night in a coastal light house, and eaten lobster in Maine.
Rolling Academy is a two week summer expedition, but it is also much more than that! It is a community, and an experience that goes beyond the trip itself. If you are accepted as a member of Rolling Academy 2017, you will be expected to commit to dates both prior to the trip and after it’s return. Prior to the trip, participants will be expected to engage in group activities and fundraising efforts. After the conclusion of the trip, group members often come together for service projects or reunion trips. These dates will be provided upon acceptance to the Rolling Academy. Rolling Academy members will be asked to sign a contract verifying your commitment to them.
Every year, we have many more applicants than we have spaces on the trip. Applications will be reviewed by the Rolling Academy Committee. Selected applicants will be invited for an in person interview. After interviews selected applicants will be invited to participate in Rolling Academy 2017. We will also populate a waiting list in case selected applicants drop off.
Rolling Academy is free for students. Students will responsible for gathering sponsorships and joining the team for fundraising events. All students are encouraged to apply!
Expected Dates for Rolling Academy 2017 are June 26th - July 9th. Subject to Change.