Length

6 Days

Mileage | Rating

25 Miles
Moderate

Cost

$1250

Meeting Location

Summit Lake
2 pm

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LASSEN SUMMER CAMP: 6-DAY HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE

Highlights: Our 6-Day Teen Summer Camp in Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park is designed for participants ages 13-18 who are either new or experienced backpackers. This Lassen Volcanic adventure includes camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, boiling mud pots, and ancient volcanoes.  Most trips have an opportunity to summit a  peak and/or partake in some spectacular sunsets among some spectacular geological formations. Risk-taking and challenges complimented by fun and support from others lead to a positive adventure for all.

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Itinerary

This is a Sample Itinerary only.

Day 1: Your guides will meet you and your campers at Summit Lake at 2 pm.  They guides will work individually or small groups to do a final gear check and packing demonstration.  Group gear will also be divvied out. Once everyone has arrived and had the opportunity to pack, guides will facilitate an ice breaker for the campers to meet one another.  After, they will be hitting the trail to Widow Lake, approximately four miles from Summit Lake.

Day 2: Campers will wake up and begin breaking down camp while the Leaders of the Day help get breakfast started and receive their morning briefing from a guide. After a hearty breakfast, a stretch and goals circle and group briefing, campers will be on their way to Jakey Lake.

Day 3: Leaders of the Day will be responsible for waking up campers and facilitating the morning routine.  Once the leaders are ready to leave camp, the group will begin their five-ish mile day to Horseshoe Lake, ensuring time for activities and potential swading in the lake.

Day 4: Today is a layover day. Instead of breaking down camp and hiking to a new destination, campers will prepare for a day hike decided on as a collective group.  The afternoon will consist of adventure based activities, swading, and rest.

Day 5: Leaders of the Day will resume their responsibilities, getting campers ready to hike to Snag Lake for their final night.  Camp will be set alongside the Majestic Lava beds and Snag Lake.

Day 6: An alpine start will be necessary! Leaders of the Day will have their campers up and ready before the sun rises to hike them to the base of Cinder Cone.  The group will drop their packs and head for the summit to get breathtaking views of Lassen Peak, the Majestic Lava Beds, Painted Dunes and Butte and Snag Lakes.

Note: Remember this is only a sample itinerary and actual itineraries are subject to change.

Other: On all of our summer camps, we have a daily circle time in the morning where youth engage in group games, share highlights, offer encouragement and support to each other, stretch, review maps and day itineraries, and set individual and group goals for the day. Also, whether breaking on the trail or in the afternoon or evening in the campsite, our Guides also facilitate additional opportunities for youth to develop a personal connection with nature. Problem-solving and initiative games are common as are smiles. Additional outdoor skills are gained as we practice Leave No Trace principles and promote environmental stewardship throughout the length of the program.

Our Sunday through Friday program begins at Summit Lake at 12 pm on Sundays and ends in the same location at 12-1 pm on Friday.

Scholarship Application – Every youth deserves this opportunity!

Testimonials

“Great people, great guides. Overall great everything. One of the coolest experiences of my life. I had the most incredible time backpacking.”

“They really enjoyed the counselors, exploring Yosemite and being out in nature for a glorious 6 days.”

“My 15 year old son just got home today from backpacking with Lasting Adventures for 6 days in Yosemite and he was full of enthusiasm over the trip!”

Cancellation Policy

Multi-Day Adventures/Summer Camps Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy is only for trips booked directly through our official website, lastingadventures.com. If you have booked via a third-party website, such as The Clymb, TripAdvisor Experiences/Viator, or bookyogaretreats.com, the below policy does not apply, and you are held to the third-party’s cancellation policy.

  • There will be no cost for cancellations of multi-day trips made at least 30 days in advance. (*Exception: our Lodging/Hiking package has a $100 non-refundable processing fee.)
  • Between 30 days and 7 days from the date and time of departure, if you choose to cancel your multi-day adventure for any reason, we can offer a transferable lifetime credit of the value paid.
  • There will be no cost for cancellations for trips we are unable to run due to closures and/or restrictions by government officials. We will make departure determinations for trips 7 days in advance of the departure date. Refunds for trips not able to be run will be processed within 5 days of the intended departure date and can only be processed back to the original payment method used for the current trip. 
    • Exception: We may make this determination 15 days in advance for Lodging Packages. 
    • Any portion of a trip purchased with a credit from a previous year will revert back to a credit.
    • Due to the difficulties of running seasonal programs, a lost season can affect us greatly. We appreciate any of our customers that would choose to take a lifetime, transferable credit for the value paid of their trip, should the trip not be able to operate due to government restrictions.
  • Final payments on multi-day trips are automatically processed/due at 30 days in advance of the trip. Any new multi-day booking made at/within 45-days in advance will be required to pay in full.
    • Exception: Final payments are due at least 45 days in advance for our Lodging/Hiking package.
  • For our Summer Camps, due to COVID-19 in 2021 participants must have a responsible party available within 6 hours of Yosemite Valley for pickup in case of emergency. 

2021 DATES BY MONTH

Sunday-Friday Departure Dates from Summit Lake:

    June Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jun 13th - Fri, Jun 18th
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