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TOP-RATED SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP FOR KIDS & TEENS

Summer Backpacking Trips for 6th-12th Graders

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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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27-Day Teen Leadership Expedition

27 Days |

100-120 Miles

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This unique Yosemite summer camp for girls ages 13-17, 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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6 & 13-Day Yosemite Young Women's Programs

6 Days |

35-75 Miles

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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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6-Day Yosemite Young Adventurer's Program

6 Days |

15-25 Miles

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These winter trips journey across a unique desert landscape where they will summit peaks, drop down into canyons, and visit evidence of Joshua Tree’s mining history.
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5-Day Joshua Tree Youth Adventure

5 Days |

15-25 Miles

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Our 6 Day Backpacking Adventure For Teens in Olympic National Park is designed for ages 13 to 17, whether new or experienced backpackers. Challenges complimented by fun and support from others lead to a positive and often life-changing adventure for all!
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6-Day Olympic Backpacking Adventure for Teens

6 Days |

25-35 Miles

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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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6-Day Olympic Young Adventurer's Program

6 Days |

25-30 Miles

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Our all-female 6-Day and 13-Day Young Women’s Backpacking Summer Camp Adventures are aimed at instilling confidence and leadership skills in the next generation of female adventurers!
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6 & 13-Day Olympic Young Women's Program

6 Days |

25-30 Miles

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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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13-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure

13 Days |

60-70 Miles

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Our 10-Day Sequoia High Country Adventure is designed for participants ages 15-18 who are experienced backpackers or have been on trail with Lasting Adventures before. This trip explores well into the backcountry of Sequoia National Park. This Sequoia adventure includes hiking through alpine meadows, over high mountain passes, and visiting some of the best scenery in North America.
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10-Day Sequoia High Country Adventure

10 Days |

40-50 Miles

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This Yosemite summer camp adventure includes camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows.
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6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure

6 Days |

25-35 Miles

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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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13-Day Olympic Backpacking Adventure for Teens

13 Days |

60-70 Miles

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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 Teen 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.

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 Sequoia-Kings Canyon 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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