Our 13 day Junior Guide training program offers youth an opportunity to explore Yosemite National Park while focusing on basic backcountry skill development, backpacking guide training, and the exploration of careers in the outdoors. During their trek through the Sierras, participants gain Leave No Trace and Wilderness First Aid certifications from qualified instructors and learn the components of effective leadership from initiative and planning to execution and practice. Other topics include practical skills like shelter construction, water treatment, basic search and rescue as well as how to manage youth in an outdoor setting and more. Approximately one-third of all youth participants attend the program on scholarships provided by Lasting Adventures and we work with the local Gateway communities around Yosemite to involve the local high school youth in this program.
The Lasting Adventures Junior Guide training program is a one-of-a-kind Outdoor Leadership program designed for youth pursuing passions and/or careers in the Outdoor Industry. Participants will be engaged in a thirteen-day program in the back-country where they will be exposed to and gain knowledge and/or skills in the following areas:
Scholarship Application – Every youth deserves this opportunity!