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Outdoor Summer Camps

Lasting Adventures Outdoor Summer Camps for Youth and Teens

Outdoor Summer Camps are the cornerstones of Lasting Adventures—they inspire heartfelt memories, build healthy friendships and instill passion for nature that lasts a lifetime. Whether it’s a 6-day High Country Adventure, a 13-day submersion in the Sierras or a 27-day Junior Leadership Expedition, our #1-trusted West Coast outdoor summer camp programs set a stage for your child to experience nature’s most spectacular offerings in a controlled environment where education and fun are equally paramount.

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Youth and Teen Outdoor Summer Camps in Three National Parks

As one of California’s top-rated outdoor summer camps, we’re expanding into new landscapes with youth and teen summer camps in Washington’s Olympic National Park and Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. Featuring the same core focuses as our Yosemite summer camps, participants in these programs learn outdoor skills, Leave No Trace principles, relationship skills, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s most iconic wilderness. Find out more about our wilderness summer camp programs below and visit our Scholarships page for information on our non-profit scholarship fund.

“As a 14-year-old, this adventure gave me great insight to leadership skills that I shall endeavor to use in my future. It was great character building for me. Although I was apprehensive about going alone, I built friendships that should last a long time. It has also helped me to personally overcome my anxiety, and I believe that it will serve as a lasting positive experience that I can draw upon for the rest of my life. If you are questioning if you should sign your child up for such an endeavor take my word that they will not regret the experience, and thank you for the rest of their lives.” –TripAdvisor, July 2019

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Young women heading out on an Olympic National Park Summer Camp Adventure
Young women heading out on an Olympic National Park Summer Camp Adventure
6 & 13-Day Olympic Young Women's Program
Our all-female 13-day Young Women’s Backpacking Summer Camp Adventure is aimed at instilling confidence and leadership skills in the next generation of female adventurers!

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Moderate-Strenuous

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13 Days
teens getting ready to head out on our 13 day Olympic National Park Summer Camp Adventure
teens getting ready to head out on our 13 day Olympic National Park Summer Camp Adventure
13-Day Olympic Backpacking Adventure for Teens
Our 13-day Olympic National Park Summer Camp for teens combines our coastal and ancient forest adventures for nearly two weeks of skill-building and exploring immersed in Olympic National Park.

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Moderate-Strenuous

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13 Days
Setting out on a teen summer adventure in Olympic National Park
Setting out on a teen summer adventure in Olympic National Park
6-Day Olympic Mountain Adventure
This Olympic National Park Summer Camp focuses on leadership and outdoor skill-building with teens camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows.

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Moderate-Strenuous

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6 Days
A camper hiking along the coast on one of our Olympic National Park Summer Camps
A camper hiking along the coast on one of our Olympic National Park Summer Camps
6-Day Olympic Coastal Adventure for Teens
This ocean-bound Olympic adventure camp traverses beaches and oceanside cliffs along some of the most pristine and breathtaking oceanic landscapes on earth.

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Moderate

Trip Length:

6 Days
Campers resting during one of our Olympic National Park summer camp adventures
Campers resting during one of our Olympic National Park summer camp adventures
6-Day Olympic Young Adventurer's Program
This ocean-bound Olympic National Park summer camp traverses beaches and oceanside cliffs along some of the most pristine and breathtaking oceanic landscapes on earth.

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Difficulty:

Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
participants resting on one of our california outdoor summer camps
participants resting on one of our california outdoor summer camps
Junior Guide Leadership Expedition
This 27-day wilderness summer camp in the California high country is geared toward youth looking for an adventure beyond our other Yosemite summer camps.

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Strenuous

Trip Length:

27 Days
young women resting on our Yosemite girls summer camp adventure
young women resting on our Yosemite girls summer camp adventure
Yosemite Young Women's Program
This unique Yosemite summer camp for girls ages 14-18, led by our top female guides, focuses on showing young women their true potential in both an outdoor setting and in their day-to-day lives while teaching the practical skills of backpacking and outdoor safety.

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Difficulty:

Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
participants on our 13-Day backpacking summer camp adventure in Yosemite
participants on our 13-Day backpacking summer camp adventure in Yosemite
13-Day High Country Adventure
This 13-Day Backpacking Summer Camp in Yosemite combines risk-taking and challenges along with fun and support from others while camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows.

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Difficulty:

Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

13 Days
Participants relax during one of our West Coast Summer Camps in Yosemite National Park California
Participants relax during one of our West Coast Summer Camps in Yosemite National Park California
6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure
This Yosemite summer camp adventure includes camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows.

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Moderate-Strenuous

Trip Length:

6 Days
Hikers enjoying the view on one of our Yosemite summer camp programs for kids
Hikers enjoying the view on one of our Yosemite summer camp programs for kids
Yosemite 6-Day Young Adventurer's Program
These Yosemite summer camp programs for youths 11-13 offer shorter hiking distances and an introduction to camping, backpacking, and the outdoors among the natural geological formations surrounding us in the Yosemite high country.

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Easy-Moderate

Trip Length:

6 Days
Campers setting out on an adventure summer camp in Northern California
Campers setting out on an adventure summer camp in Northern California
6-Day Lassen High Country Adventure
These Lassen Volcanic adventure summer camps in Northern California include camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, boiling mud pots, and ancient volcanoes.

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Difficulty:

Moderate

Trip Length:

6 Days
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west-coast-summmer-camps-lassen-volcanic-national-park-california
6-Day Lassen Young Adventurer's Program

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Difficulty:

Easy-Moderate

Trip Length:

6 Days