Background: This course, known as the “Colorado Trip,” began in the mid 1970’s for Elkhart Community School students. It has continued since, with over 2,000 students having taken advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Several other school systems have used our course as a model to start a similar course of their own. Many of our students’ parents took this course when they were a 
student and now send their own children. We have also had many former students come back and chaperone the trip. For most students, this is a trip of a lifetime that they will never forget!