Olympic Outdoor Summer Camps Overview

 

At Lasting Adventures, we’ve spent more than two decades developing the most empowering youth and teen summer camp experience in Yosemite. We are proud to announce that we are taking that model and standard for quality to new environments this summer, offering 6-day summer adventure camps for youth ages 11 to 13 and 13 to 18 in Olympic National Park!

Whether marveling at a shooting star, topping out an alpine crest, laughing with new friends around a campfire–our goal is to share unforgettable moments in nature that inspire lifelong passions in youth and teens. Participants in both our Young Adventurer’s Youth Summer Camp or our Olympic High Country Adventure will find themselves among some of the most stunning natural scenery America has to offer: iconic trails overlooking the rugged Pacific Ocean, surreal woodlands draped in lime-colored moss, and waterfalls gushing crystal clear snowmelt are just the shortlist—spectacular wilderness abounds all across the Olympic range. Our six-day summer camps delve into the depths of the Olympic backcountry with insight and guidance from our experienced leaders, all of whom possess intimate knowledge of the surrounding environment. On most trips we backpack every day but one (a layover day, location is usually agreed upon by the team), and we are on the trail for an average of four to six hours per day. Throughout the experience we take our time to enjoy the views and break at some pretty awesome watering holes. We come away with an enlightened understanding of the natural environment, an appreciation for ourselves, connections with new friends, and a passion for the outdoors to last a lifetime.

Our Adventure Summer Camp Mission

 

Our primary mission for our outdoor summer camp is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support. All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principals. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

 

 

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CHECK OUT OUR OLYMPIC SUMMER CAMPS

OLYMPIC YOUNG ADVENTURER’S PROGRAM

Our Olympic National Park Young Adventurer’s Program helps introduce younger youth to the outdoors in a shorter distance–but no less fun–adventure! Participants ages 11-13 can learn about and experience the great outdoors of Lassen National Park on this 6-day backpacking camp.

OLYMPIC YOUNG ADVENTURER'S

OLYMPIC YOUNG ADVENTURER'S

OLYMPIC HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE

OLYMPIC HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE

OLYMPIC HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE

Our Olympic High Country Adventure outdoor summer camp is designed for youth ages 13-18 and provides excellent opportunities for youth to learn about themselves and the world around them. This outdoor camp covers more advanced skills than our Young Adventurer Program, but is doable for all.