Studio 345 Journeys

to be eligible for the Journeys Program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in high school in Mecklenburg County;
  2. Have completed or be enrolled in a Studio 345 trimester or summer program.

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 exploring their natural environment helps students better understand and appreciate the world around them. Through exposure to an interconnected network of natural resources, we teach students 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 a national park and advocacy opportunities within students’ 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 who have completed or are enrolled in a Studio 345 trimester or summer program are encouraged to apply.

2019 Program & Dates

Applications for the 2019 Studio 345 Journeys program are due on february 15, 2019. Mecklenburg County High School Students who have completed or are enrolled in a studio 345 trimester or summer program are eligible to apply.

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

PHASE ONE: April – june 2019

April 25, 2019: Orientation

May 4, 2019: First excursion

May 18, 2019: Second excursion

June 14 – 15, 2019: Third excursion (overnight)

June 21, 2019: Fourth excursion

June 28, 2019: Fifth excursion

Engage in diverse learning experiences including overnight camping in Davidson River Camp near Asheville, hiking in the natural world, discovering interesting ecosystems and creating your own unique art.


PHASE TWO: July 1 – 5, 2019 (Week-long Overnight trip)

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

  • explore nocturnal life on night hikes;
  • 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 18, 2019

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 | Mecklenburg County | Park Journeys


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

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