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Ripley County teens get free trip to Yellowstone

Youth to Yellowstone will make the trip next summer

(VERSAILLES, Ind.) -- More than a dozen high school students traveled out west entirely for free this summer.

The annual trip is made possible by the non-profit Ripley County Youth to Yellowstone.

Youth to Yellowstone is dedicated to giving students a chance to travel who typically wouldn't get the opportunity. The program is made possible by donations.

There were 14 students who went on the trip this year and they're from Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, Batesville and South Ripley.

Over the course of 12 days, they visited the Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wyoming Big Horn Mountains, the Tetons and then camped for eight days in Yellowstone National Park.

There is no cost to students or their families and each student receives a camera to document their experiences. Parents and adults can also attend as chaperones at a discount price.

Youth to Yellowstone will make the trip next summer and students are welcome to submit an application to attend. Learn more by clicking here.

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