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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Outdoor Education Backpacking Trips

Outdoor Education Backpacking Trips for Groups

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 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. A backcountry based program is the ideal setting to bring your participants out of their comfort zone, and teach them about themselves, and the world around them. Our trained outdoor educators use a variety of tools and techniques to teach LNT, human and natural history, and stewardship for the land. Your students will also leave with a higher degree of confidence and experience in a leadership role during their trip. At the end of the trip, all your students will be well practiced in backpacking skills and wilderness travel.

An Educator's Take

I’m a school science teacher who took a group of students on a week long, 40 mile backpacking trip. Some of the kids had never camped before. We had rain, hail, thunder, lightning and cold, but we had the best time. Lasting Adventures knew how to keep the kids happy and safe while also taking us to some of the most amazing places, like backcountry waterfalls and secret caves that blew the kid’s minds that we never would have found on our own. Their experience and knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry made our trip feel like 10 awesome trips rolled into one.

–Neil Aho, Group Leader of The Academy, Berkeley, CA

What We Provide

  • Wilderness permits, route planning, menu planning
  • Many locations to choose from
  • Collaborate with our team of educators to plan a curriculum to best serve your group
  • Popular with schools, scout groups, youth clubs etc.
  • All group equipment provided
  • Meals included
  • Accommodating of dietary restrictions
  • Competitive pricing, Group Rates, Scholarships

Sample Itinerary

  • Meet at program location at lunchtime
  • Name games and icebreakers
  • LNT lesson at meeting location
  • Relocate to backpacker’s camp
  • Pick leader of the day (LOD) teams starting with the first day
  • Leadership activity
  • Dinner
  • SMART goal setting
  • Free time

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  • Breakfast
  • Map reading
  • Group stretch and goal setting
  • Local flora/fauna while on trail
  • Hike to camp
  • Lunch
  • Sustainability lesson
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Stargazing
  • Breakfast
  • Communication activity
  • Group Stretch and goal setting
  • Hiking
  • Lunch
  • Hike to camp
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • History story time around campfire
  • Breakfast
  • Group Stretch and goal setting
  • Hiking
  • Geology talk at lunch break
  • Hike to camp
  • Dinner
  • Sense of Place activity
  • Bracelet ceremony.
  • Breakfast
  • Group Stretch and goal setting
  • Hike back to trailhead
  • Pizza party and pickup

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