2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

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ADVENTURE-BASED OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Featured in Outside Magazine
More Than 1,200 5-Star Client Reviews!

Custom Outdoor Education Programs For Groups

Along with our top-rated Yosemite National Park summer camp and guide program, Lasting Adventures offers special, reduced-rate adventure-based Outdoor Education programs for public schools, private schools, clubs, sports teams, scouts, and other special groups. By combining our national park knowledge and wilderness expertise and collaborating with your program, we’re able to provide uniquely influential programs with impact that lasts a lifetime. Trips range from four to seven days in length, with each offering a customized curriculum and backpacking itinerary. Interested in booking a private trip for your group or organization? Please use our Group/Organization Inquiry Form. We review and reply to inquiries within three business days.

An Educator's Take

The Lasting Adventures program provides for an invaluable growth opportunity for our students in the natural classroom of Yosemite. The staff at Lasting Adventures is amazing; they understand how to push young people towards challenging goals while providing constant support. They are passionate about Yosemite and all the lessons this great park can teach us about ourselves and the environment. Working with them to design the best program for our students was a pleasure.

Ingermarie Davis, San Carlos Charter Learning Center

Program Locations

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National park is where Lasting Adventures began. Home to towering waterfalls, gigantic rock faces, and peaceful meadows, Yosemite has a variety of opportunities for exploring the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
Olympic National Park
Diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Over nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rainforests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline.
Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park
These parks are characterized by extremes. Deep gorges lie next to the largest mountains in the contiguous United States. In the foothills, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees demonstrate the diversity found here. Not as well known as Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer opportunities for remote backpacking trips and camping adventures all along the Western Sierra.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to wildflower studded meadows, colorful steaming fumaroles, all four types of volcanoes, and plenty of crystal clear lakes. The explosive history here is evident in the landscape. Camping and backpacking trips can take you to the summits of volcanoes and the shores of mountain lakes.
Inyo National Forest
The Inyo National Forest is the best destination for outdoor recreation in the Eastern Sierra. This forest is known for its outstanding mountain scenery, thousands of high alpine lakes and 4,000 year old trees. Find yourself deep in the Sierra Nevada on a multi-day backpacking trip, or along camping near a foothill stream on a frontcountry camping trip.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park exists at the junction between two different desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado. Here, in this strange landscape sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrential rains, lives a huge variety of plants and animals to discover. The wilderness experience here is augmented by dark night skies and a rich history. Joshua tree is a great place to explore on foot or by camping in one of the park's many campgrounds.
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Program Options

Program Options

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Lasting Adventures has specialized in running youth backpacking adventures for over 25 years. We offer backpacking trips in many locations up and down the west coast, and are happy to work with you to select the best location for your outdoor education programs. No matter where your trip takes place, our team of outdoor professionals  will collaborate with you to customize a memorable experiential learning program with a fun and dynamic outdoor curriculum.

Kids backpacking in Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
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Lasting Adventures offers base camp outdoor education programs in spectacular locations up and down the west coast. A front country camping and/or lodging program is the perfect way to introduce your students to outdoor education. Collaborate with our team of outdoor professionals to select a location and design a program to meet the needs of your group. Our frontcountry programs will include daily adventures with a fun and educational outdoor curriculum.

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With a minimum of a 5-day program, and based on permits & locations, we offer hybrid front country camping and wilderness backpacking experiences. This offers an opportunity for youth to split their time engaging in front country activities like rock climbing, outdoor cooking, and team building while also getting to experience the magic of a backpacking trip in one of many locations. This is a great option for youth who have less outdoor experience to get more comfortable with the outdoors before partaking in an intro backpacking trip of 1-2 nights.

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Kids backpacking in Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

Lasting Adventures has specialized in running youth backpacking adventures for over 25 years. We offer backpacking trips in many locations up and down the west coast, and are happy to work with you to select the best location for your outdoor education programs. No matter where your trip takes place, our team of outdoor professionals will collaborate with you to customize a memorable experiential learning program with a fun and dynamic outdoor curriculum.

Group shot in front of Half Dome at Snow Creek

Lasting Adventures offers base camp outdoor education programs in spectacular locations up and down the west coast. A front country camping and/or lodging program is the perfect way to introduce your students to outdoor education. Collaborate with our team of outdoor professionals to select a location and design a program to meet the needs of your group. Our frontcountry programs will include daily adventures with a fun and educational outdoor curriculum.

Girls flexing in front of a great view

With a minimum of a 5-day program, and based on permits & locations, we offer hybrid front country camping and wilderness backpacking experiences. This offers an opportunity for youth to split their time engaging in front country activities like rock climbing, outdoor cooking, and team building while also getting to experience the magic of a backpacking trip in one of many locations. This is a great option for youth who have less outdoor experience to get more comfortable with the outdoors before partaking in an intro backpacking trip of 1-2 nights.

Lasting Adventures Outdoor Education Program Objectives:

  1. Learn and practice LNT principles
  2. Learn about the respective area’s diverse flora, fauna, geology, and history 
  3. Gain confidence in practicing basic backpacking/camping skills
  4. Build on valuable life skills such as leadership, community, communication, confidence, and wellness
  5. Foster stewardship for nature and the land

Design the Perfect Outdoor Education Program for Your Students

Collaborate with our team of educators to select a location and design a curriculum to meet the needs of your group. Through these activities, our outdoor education program aims to teach LNT, human and natural history, and stewardship for the land. Your students will also leave our program with leadership experience and life skills such as communication and teamwork.

Current Outdoor Education Base Price Schedule

Program LengthLow Season (August 16 – May 20)High Season (May 21 – August 15)
3 Day / 2 Night $620 / student $698 / student
4 Day / 3 Night $830 / student $930 / student
5 Day / 4 Night $1035 / student $1160 / student
6 Day / 5 Night $1240 / student $1395/ student
7 Day / 6 Night $1390 / student $1565 / student

Available: Year-round (Snowshoe backpacking and/or camping/lodging programs available in December-April).

These costs include all food; group gear; backpacks, sleeping bags, and ground mats (as needed); guides, permits, insurances, a souvenir t-shirt, and memories to last a lifetime! These base costs do not include additional fees for lodging programs. 

*Please note that prices are based on a minimum of 10 participants and prices may be increased for smaller groups.