Roam Summer Course

The Roam Summer Course is Alzar School's newest course, built for teenagers yearning to explore during their summer vacation.  This is a course designed specifically for 14- to 15-year old students (rising 9th and 10th grade students).  The Roam Summer Course will empower young leaders to create thriving communities and will stay true to our Six Foundations (Leadership Training, Academics, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Exchange, Service Learning, and Environmental Stewardship).  Join us this summer!  CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW.

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What does the Roam Summer Course entail?

Even if you have never slept under the stars, you will learn how to thrive in the outdoors.  As you build technical skills (such as cooking a nutritious meal outside, pitching a storm-proof shelter, and navigating using a map), you will gain independence and be able to operate more autonomously.  You will be prepared to take on authentic leadership roles within the group.  As we travel across mountains and through the river canyons of Idaho, you will discover much about yourself and build lasting friendships with teenagers like you.  Throughout the course, we will hold discussions about what it means to be a leader, have classes about specific techniques, and practice giving and receiving feedback.  Each student will determine a need that exists within the Roam community and using their critical thinking skills, create and implement a plan to improve our community living.  Read more in our FAQs for the Roam Summer Course.


Basic Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - meet at Boise (BOI) airport
  • Day 2 - raft on Payette River
  • Day 3-6 - backpack in the mountains of Boise and Payette National Forests
  • Day 7-11 - raft and inflatable kayak on the Salmon River
  • Day 12-14 - visit Nez Perce community in Central Idaho
  • Day 15 - debrief and derig, celebrate at Alzar School campus
  • Day 16 - travel home

Why is Roam meaningful?

Leadership can be learned.  It is a skill that can be acquired, but will only be cultivated with practice.  At the Alzar School, we believe wholeheartedly in the value of a multi-faceted education.  The outdoors provides the classroom where students can face the unexpected and develop reliance on each other to solve problems.  This requires an understanding of each others’ strengths and limitations, as well as the acceptance of things that cannot be changed (such as the weather).  This applied learning is student-centered and relevant to building 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and designing creative solutions.  This summer, we start by building an intentional community to embark on this endeavor, but the skills we build by working to make it stronger will last a lifetime.



  • June 25 - July 10, 2018


This includes all food, transportation, instruction, materials, and specialized outdoor equipment (students will be expected to provide appropriate clothing and personal items, see Student Equipment List).  Students' families are responsible for getting themselves to/from the Boise airport from their home cities.

How do I apply?

Click here to complete our simple online application:  CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW.

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Admission is granted on a rolling basis.

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