Jun. 27th - Jul. 31st
The Cottonwood Gulch Prairie Trek began in 1926 when our founder, Hillis Howie, learned of plans to pave Route 66. He wanted to make sure that his students learned about the American West and Native cultures before it was too late. This 5 week, all male Trek will inspire and challenge young men through wilderness backpacking, local service projects, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and exploration of cultural and scientific sites around the Four Corners. Prairie Trekkers spend a large part of their Trek traveling from site to site, bound only by the road and their destination. The remaining time will be spend at our Base Camp property located in the Zuni Mountains. Here Trekkers will work on their personal legacy projects that may include forest restoration projects, organic farming projects, or special carpentry additions to Base Camp. Prairie Trekkers have the highest rate of return and represent a 90 year legacy here at The Gulch.
Jun. 27th - Jul. 31st
Mountain Desert Trek is an experience unlike any other. Are you ready to spend 6 weeks backpacking through desert canyons, up mountain peaks, across rivers, and into the wilderness? Do you enjoy ghost towns, Native American cultures, local artists and musicians, service learning, and organic farming? The Cottonwood Gulch Mountain Desert Trek is our longest and most intensive Trek designed for young men and women ages 16-18. This Trek will spend much of their 44 days exploring sites like a Colorado 14er, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, The Great Sand Dunes, and many other world class destinations. MDT Trekkers will develop leadership skills through personal projects, planning expeditions, demonstrating expedition mentality, and communal living. Most importantly, Trekkers will learn self-reliance, compassion for their peers, and how to overcome personal challenges.
Jun. 27th - Jul. 31st
The Turquoise Trail (a.k.a. The TT) was started in 1934, and it's been a pride of the Gulch ever since. Back then, The Gulch was a pioneer in getting young women outdoors. Today, the Turquoise Trail still inspires women to challenge express themselves as young women. This 5 week long all-female Trek will enamor trekkers and take them through wilderness backpacking trips, local service projects, rock climbing and mountaineering, and explorations of cultural and scientific sites throughout the Southwest. This Trek will spend the majority of their time out on the open road traveling the four corners. However, we settle down for 10 days at our Base Camp to work of legacy projects. In the past, these projects have included adobe kiln and horno restoration, pottery and silver smithing in our Native Arts Workshop, organic farming, forest restoration, and Base Camp beatification projects. Like our original trip, the Prairie Trek, nearly every member of this group returns for a second summer; a testament to the power of these experiences.
Atlanta-based The Rupert's Orchestra will bring the club to Sandy Springs in August. This twelve-piece dance band was formed in 1987 to open Rupert's Nightclub in Atlanta, and played to packed houses for over eight years. Rupert's is comprised of some of the finest talent from around the nation. At the core of the group is a driving rhythm section, accented by fiery horns and an explosive Latin percussionist. The band is fronted by four unique vocalists. With a wide-ranging repertoire, the Rupert's Orchestra performs everything from Top 40 hits to Motown and Classic Rock.
Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer. Concerts are held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and are located at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to picnic with family and friends. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers are welcomed; no outside tables permitted. Additional food will be available for purchase from specialty food vendors and food trucks. Beer, wine, sodas, and water will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting Heritage Sandy Springs. Smoking is prohibited. No pets, except for special assist animals.
The Rupert's Orchestra - Mulit-Genre
Heritage Sandy Springs is delighted to present Concerts by the Springs, the outdoor summer concert series presented one Sunday each month, May through September. This free series is open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to participate and enjoy the beautiful setting and friendliness of the community. Picnic baskets and coolers are welcomed. Additional food will be available for purchase from specialty food vendors and food trucks. Beer, wine, sodas, and water will be available for sale.
GATES: Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. - absolutely no early entry. Concerts are held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Free parking is available in designated lots off Sandy Springs Place and Sandy Springs Circle.
Concerts are located at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road.