Assateague Island

Adventure Expedition

About This Trek...

A three-day eco tour first for the sophomore class in September and then for the freshman class in October on Maryland’s Assateague Island, this trek teaches youth about the island’s history and ecology through a variety of beach-related outdoor activities.

Core Values

Outdoor Adventures

While on the island, Trekkers camp, kayak, hike, swim, and star gaze—all surrounded by the beauty of the ocean and the island’s wild ponies.

Environmental Awareness

Students observe the local ecology of a barrier island and estuary ecosystem through nature hikes, kayaking, and beach camping. 

Historical Perspectives

Trekkers learn about the island’s ecological and cultural history as it relates to its parks and inhabitants (both human and non-human).


Day 1
  • Set up camp
  • Football and swimming on the beach
  • Dinner
  • Astronomy lessons around the campfire
Day 2
  • Sunrise and morning devotions
  • Journaling on the beach
  • Ecology and history hike
  • Kayaking
  • S’mores, debrief, and astronomy around the campfire
Day 3
  • Sunrise and morning devotions
  • Break camp


From Our Blog...

Making Connections

Oct 29, 2013
A few weeks ago, the 10th grade class at UrbanPromise Academy travelled to Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland. Every year around this time, the sophomore class can be found playing football on the beach, digging for sand crabs, paddling...