Yosemite Outdoor Summer Camps Overview
Our outdoor summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. We offer a 6-day summer adventure camp for kids ages 11-13, and a choice of a 6-day or 13-day program for youth ages 13-17. Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them.
Throughout the outdoor summer camp, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most iconic passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry. In addition to taking our participants to many of the famous locations, our leaders will also guide participants to lesser known areas that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, spectacular vistas, watering holes, upon polished granite, and during some amazing sunsets. On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a layover day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 3-5 hours. Most of our trips go from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and throughout the experience, we take our time, take in the views, and break at awesome watering holes. Yet, viewing the Yosemite backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips.