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Diamond Acre

On a trip sponsored by Trustee Emeritus Chairman John L. Townsend III ’73, 12 students will spend three weeks during the summer in the wilderness of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, on the annual Diamond Acre Expedition.


Townsend, who started rock climbing as an adult and has summited most of the major peaks in the West, initiated this trip several years ago to give Episcopal students a chance to challenge themselves and learn about outdoorsmanship. Named after Townsend's Diamond Acre Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, the expedition includes hiking and camping in Montana and Wyoming; whitewater rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho; and climbing the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

Trip Information

How to Apply: Applications are due by January 8, 2019. All current sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.
Dates: July 8 - August 1, 2019
Costs: All enrollments costs are covered by John Townsend '73. Students and their families are responsible for the cost of airfare and attire for the expedition.

For more information, contact the Dean of Students Ashley Taylor.

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