Want to make a career involving nature? Take a look at our Quest Crew Club!

Do you love nature and adventure? Check out our Quest Crew Club. Students in the Quest Crew participate in webinars, nature hikes, surfing, sailing, scavenger hunts, travel opportunities partnered with EF Tours, and other fun outdoor activities! Students are able to explore the beauty of nature while experiencing fresh air, sunshine, snow, exercise, and socialization!

What is Quest Crew?

Pathway: Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation. 

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation pathway integrates various facets of the hospitality industry: lodging, travel, and tourism; event planning; theme parks, attractions, and exhibitions; and recreation. Students engaged in this pathway have broad experiences related to the specific industry segments, including industry awareness; organizational management; customer service; sales and marketing; facilities management; lodging; travel destinations; and reservations, ticketing, and itineraries.

The Adventure courses offers students the unique opportunity to take elective courses to satisfy high school graduation requirements, while still allowing students to meet A-G course requirements for college. This means that students not only will have a high school transcript ready for college applications, but also the REAL WORLD experiences, certifications, internships, and applications needed for college and career. By combining academics with Career Technical Education courses, students meet  college and career readiness!

Sample occupations associated with this pathway: 

  • Guest Services Agent 
  • Director of Conference Services 
  • Certified Meeting/Event Planner 
  • Eco-tourism Director
  • Sailing Captain or Crew – Charters/Day-sails
  • Hiking/Adventure/Mountaineering Guide
  • Action Sports Instructor
  • International Travel Tour Guide 
  • Search and Rescue/Wilderness Responder
  • Action Sports Photographer/Videographer
  • EMT
  • National Parks Ranger
  • Tourism Coordinator

Quest Crew Webinar Series

Meet our Quest Crew Expert, Tom Olson

Born in the Cascade Mountains and raised in the Rockies, I’ve spent most of my time in the great outdoors. I have over 10 years of outdoor education experience that has stretched from captaining sailboats to spelunking. As a youth, I earned my Eagle Scout and set out to travel the ‘Backbone of the World’, so far visiting every country from Alaska to the equator and climbing many mountains along the way.  My career focus has been primarily on adventure sports, such as windsurfing to backcountry skiing, with emphasis towards designing gear and developing tools necessary to endure the elements. I currently hold a Career Technical Education CTE Credential in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation, and look forward to teaching Elite students to be college and career ready! I strive to instill a sense of respect, leadership and understanding in youth through meaningful and educational experiences.

Explore an enrichment program that allows you to pursue your passion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some field trip opportunities include:

PALI Institute – Wilderness Skills Outing

Mountain & Sea Adventures – White’s Landing Catalina Island Camp

Devil’s Punchbowl – Nature Area

Silverwood Lake – Paddlesports Weekend

Clear Creek Outdoor Education Center – Ecology and Biology Learning Center

San Antonio Ski Hut – Mountain-top Excursion 

Regardless of your skillset, we will get you up to speed and give you the information and knowledge to run with the rest of the pack. Besides, outdoor recreation is so much more than camping! We strive to expose students to a variety of outdoor experiences and encourage independent growth in the disciplines that students show an aptitude.

Building your quiver of equipment takes time and resources, but you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy the outdoors. We strive to make the outdoors accessible to everyone and focus on outings that don’t require families to spend excessive amounts of money. We have partnered with outdoor manufacturers to offer top-notch gear at affordable prices so you can start building a gear-bank. However, hygiene is very important and we suggest that you outfit yourself with a few items that are best kept to yourself: clothing, sleeping bags, personal care products, cutlery and dinner/cookware.