The Winter Semester Expedition is a 750-kilometer journey from the heart of the winter wilderness to the soul of American Civilization. Kroka Expeditions’ hallmark program combines backcountry skiing adventures in the best alpine wilderness in the east, with a 300-kilometer paddling expedition from the Canadian border to New York City. The program will culminate in three weeks of social and environmental justice community service projects- one week in New York City, and two weeks at the Kroka organic farm and village in Marlow, New Hampshire. Team members will develop sound judgment for healthy risk-taking as they become competent in technical adventure sports. They will practice earth skills including basketry, knife, and paddle making. Students will emerge from the program empowered and inspired to transform what they have learned in nature and community into altruistic action.