Outdoor Backpacking Summer Camps

Lasting Adventures Summer Camps for Youth and Teens

 

Youth Summer Camps are the cornerstones of Lasting Adventures—they inspire heartfelt memories, build healthy friendships and instill a passion for nature that will last a child’s 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 summer camp programs provide an ideal setting for your child to experience nature’s most spectacular offerings in a safe, controlled environment where education and fun are equally paramount. As the top-rated summer camp service in Yosemite for decades running, this year we’re expanding our model into new landscapes with youth and teen summer camp programs in Olympic National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park. With core focuses on wilderness skills, Leave No Trace practices, relationship building, environmental education and appreciation for the world’s majestic wild, a Lasting Adventure Summer Camp is more than just a way for your child to spend their summer—it’s a way for them to live their best life. Find out more about our wilderness summer camp programs below and visit our About Us page for information on our non-profit scholarship funds.

 

“This is the third year that my oldest daughter, Skylar, was lucky enough to participate. She loved joining the high school group this year. Her counselor, Lydia, was a true inspiration and Sam, was nothing but fun! She is very excited to get back into the park for another week of adventure.”Happy parent, TripAdvisor

FILTER SUMMER CAMPS

Found 9 Trips:

6-Day High Country Adventure

6-Day High Country Adventure

  • Camp Highlights: Our flagship program for youth ages 13-18. Most trips generate from Tuolumne Meadows, and all include amazing Yosemite backcountry adventures that are sure to last a lifetime. This program runs weekly from Sundays to Fridays.
  • Average Miles: 25-35 miles
  • Ages: 13-18
Olympic 6 Day Summer Camp

Olympic 6 Day Summer Camp

  • Camp Highlights: Our flagship youth backpacking program is now in Olympic National Park! Explore the high country around Mount Olympus on this 6 day adventure.
  • Average Miles: 25-35 miles
  • Ages: 13-18
Olympic Young Adventurer’s Program

Olympic Young Adventurer’s Program

  • Camp Highlights: Experience 6 days of hiking among tide-pools and old-growth forests while looking for whales and sea otters. This program runs from Sundays to Fridays.
  • Average Miles: 15-25 miles
  • Ages: 11-13

Lassen High Country Adventure

Lassen High Country Adventure

  • Camp Highlights: Our flagship program for youth ages 13-18. Check out ancient cinder cones, bubbling mud pots, and vast mountain scenery. This program runs from Sundays to Fridays.
  • Average Miles: 25-35 miles
  • Ages: 13-18
Lassen Young Adventurer’s Program

Lassen Young Adventurer’s Program

  • Camp Highlights: Hike through and learn about the geological features of Lassen National Park on this incredible 6 day backpacking journey. Trips run from Sundays – Fridays.
  • Average Miles: 15-25 miles
  • Ages: 11-13
13-Day High Country Youth Program

13-Day High Country Youth Program

  • Camp Highlights: The common response after a 6-day program is that they want more! Our 13-day program capitalizes on this while providing even closer connections to the natural world around us and a greater development of our team in the backcountry.
  • Average Miles: 60-70 miles
  • Ages: 13-18

Young Adventurer’s 6 Day Summer Youth Programs

Young Adventurer’s 6 Day Summer Youth Programs

  • Camp Highlights: Our Young Adventurer’s 6 day program is geared towards younger participants ages 11-13. Participants will engage in a mix of front-country and back-country camping in and around the Yosemite high country.
  • Average Miles: 20-25 miles
  • Ages: 11-13
Young Women’s Adventure Program

Young Women’s Adventure Program

  • Camp Highlights: Our 13 day Young Women’s Adventure Program is aimed at instilling confidence and leadership skills to the next generation of female adventurers and entrepreneurs while teaching the practical skills of backpacking and outdoor safety.
  • Average Miles: 60-70 miles
  • Ages: 14-18
Junior Guide Leadership Expedition

Junior Guide Leadership Expedition

  • Camp Highlights: This 27-day Yosemite experience is geared toward youth 14-18 years old looking for a wilderness experience beyond the ordinary summer camp. The course focuses on backpacking and leadership skills as participants “discover” Yosemite along many of the same paths as early Yosemite pioneers.
  • Average Miles: 100-120 miles
  • Ages: 14-18