Teen Summer Backpacking Trip

2017 Summer Nature Camps for Ages 13 -19

But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.
— Jack London, The Call of the Wild

Trip Info:

Days:            Sunday thru Saturday

                        (6 nights and 7 days)

Time:           9 a.m. departure

Mentors:    Elliott Johnson and Lindsey Mitchell

Tuition:      $710 Early Bird Price.  

                        $750 After May 1, 2017

Location:  Sierras (Exact location TBD).  



JULY 09 - JULY 15, 2017

Ages: 13 - 19

Prerequisite: Past camping, backpacking, and/or extensive hiking experience.

Elliott and Lindsey have extensive backpacking experience in the Sierras on their own and as guides for others taking on the literal ups and downs of exciting, extended adventures in the mountains! On this trip in the wild, we’ll unplug and learn from the land, push our own perceived limits, and realize the value of supportive community. We'll recognize what little is needed to thrive in the wild, as we travel lightly and leave no trace of our visit behind. Singing, storytelling, journaling, cooking on the trail, identifying edible plants, tracking animals–these are a few of the experiences we’ll have, as we build mountain memories together. We’ll send a gear list after your registration is complete.

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Once your camper is enrolled, download and complete the registration form.  Please bring the completed forms with you on the first day of camp.