Calleva’s Semester of Skills is a program full of opportunities to learn to do things yourself, and prepare students for college and life on their own.

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Boarding Students:  $18,000 per semester

Financial assistance options are available through Calleva — also consider these other Scholarship Opportunities

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

Fall 2022 Semester
Spring 2023 Semester

Calleva’s Semester of Skills

Student Outcomes: 

  • SKILL BASE – Receive nationally recognized certifications, a collection of hard skills that can be applied throughout life, as well as the soft skills necessary to work collaboratively in teams. 
  • SELF SUFFICIENCY – Design projects (from outdoor adventures to construction), and learn to execute project plans, applying time management, growing knowledge of trades, tools and techniques.
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH – Empower the larger community to embrace outdoor adventure, providing access & instruction to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity.

Curriculum & Philosophy:  Students are exposed to a variety of life skills that give confidence and focus in a setting where they can expand creativity, independence, and empowerment.

  • Introductory Block | basic skills curriculum in each area of instruction.
  • Group Intensive Project | fine tune trades skills while contributing to a group project designed to demonstrate the power of teamwork while perfecting individual skills.
    • Daily instruction from experts & mentors
    • Students ownership propels leadership & communication while DOING the work!
  • Independent Project | apply newly developed skills & project management techniques to design & execute a project of your own choosing!
  • Capstone Experience | plan & experience a 10-day team outdoor adventure 

In addition to core daily programming, Calleva Gap Students develop a balanced life perspective, and are coached to manage their personal workload, social experiences, physical health, and community involvement.

  • daily engagement in an outdoor sport (running, biking, paddling, climbing, etc.)
  • 1-2 nights per week of community engagement/educational workshops

Students can elect to participate in a single 12-week semester or “stack” the semesters together for a full 24-weeks of programming. We would love to have students learn all year with us – check us out!


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