Program Highlights and Responsibilities

Family Adventure Programs

Soul Trak offers a range of weekend outdoor programming opportunities for our youth & family-level participants. We host events listed on our "Events" page in addition to our spring and fall youth adventure series.

Youth Adventure Series

The Soul Trak Youth Adventure Series takes 16 -20 students between the ages of 12- 16 from Washington DC’s Wards 7 and 8. These students are presented with a variety of environmental impact opportunities as well as outdoor recreational activities. These 8-week programs take place twice a year, in the spring and fall with other larger opportunities throughout the year to further engage their families. Our goal is to not only bridge youth outdoors but to also, empower authoritative figures in their lives to also find space alongside them. We partner with DCPS school partner that allows us to bring new exciting opportunities to students over this 8-week period.

Program Highlights and Responsibilities

  • Enjoy various outdoor adventures: day and overnight trips including hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, biking, camping, service trips, etc.
  • Participate in training workshops aimed at enhancing various outdoor technical skills and environmental knowledge
  • Develop family blog content for Soul Trak Adventure Blog
  • Take advantage of larger family program opportunities like sea kayaking, backpacking, and larger spring break trips.
  • Engage in both you and family programs that not only connect youth but their guardians spaces alongside them.
  • Develop and demonstrate social and environmental leadership skills over the course of the program

Benefits for Families

  • Learn or deepen skills in rock climbing, paddling, camping, outdoor cooking, trail maintenance, water cleaning, invasive species, and plant life training, social sustainability, and urban gardening
  • Ability to earn certification in First Aid/CPR, Belay, Leave No Trace, and Single Pitch Instructor, among other areas
  • Expert-led professional development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training sessions
  • Develop broader network of BIPOC families in the DC Metro community
  • Week-long adventure-based service trip to Vermont, South Carolina, or West Virginia.


Families will participate in activities such as:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trail Maintenance
  • High Ropes Course


While participating in workshops focusing on:

  • Environmental science
  • Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Community building
  • Portfolio building
  • Outdoor technical Skills

Soul Trak Outdoors Family Programs

In addition to our family adventure cohort, we also facilitate community-wide events for families. These family events are for anyone who is interested. Please head over to our events page and register for one of our upcoming family programs, we can wait to have you!