Studio 345 Journeys

Applications for the 2018 Studio 345 Journeys program were due on January 15, 2018. We are no longer accepting applications.

Studio 345 Journeys, a program of ASC, is designed to engage, educate and empower high school youth through a variety of hands-on experiences. We believe that providing youth the opportunity to explore their natural environment, they are better able to understand and appreciate the world around them. Through exposure to an interconnected network of natural resources, we teach students about the importance of preserving our environment and inspire them to become advocates for environmental stewardship.

The Studio 345 Journeys program is a three-phase experience that includes local hikes and educational sessions, a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine and opportunities for students to advocate within their communities. The program is free of cost to students in exchange for a fully refundable deposit of $150 and their commitment to all aspects the program. High School students in Mecklenburg County are encouraged to apply.

2018 Program & Dates

Applications for the 2018 Studio 345 Journeys program were due on January 15, 2018. We are no longer accepting applications.

Studio 345 Journeys Ambassadors rock scrambling in Acadia National Park. Photo by Alison Tilly.

PHASE ONE: April – june 2018

April 26, 2018: Orientation

May 4 – 5, 2018: Overnight experience

May 19, 2018

June 14, 2018

June 21 – 23, 2018: Overnight experience

June 28, 2018

Engage in diverse learning experiences including overnight camping in Lake Norman State Park, exploring Appalachian State University, hiking in the natural world, discovering interesting ecosystems and creating your own unique art.


PHASE TWO: July 8 – 14, 2018 (Week long Overnight trip)

Spend a week at Acadia National Park in Maine where you’ll share in the following experiences:

  • witness the first sunrise on the East Coast;
  • explore nocturnal life on night hikes;
  • observe marine biology during a boat tour;
  • hike within the northern forests;
  • embrace rock scrambling;
  • create your own artwork;
  • discover native wildlife;
  • enjoy campfires under the stars; and
  • become citizen scientists.


PHASE THREE: July 26, 2018

Empower yourself and others as a catalyst for change in environmental policies as citizens and future voters as you share your knowledge with local elected representatives and advocate for positive change at the Studio 345 Journeys program celebration.


Funding & In-Kind Sponsors

Charlotte Area Transit System | City of Charlotte | Friends of Acadia | Mecklenburg County | Park Journeys


Questions? Contact Janice Tucker at 704-247-2386 or

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