Yosemite Summer Camps Overview
Our Yosemite summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. We offer a 6-day summer adventure camp for children ages 11 to 13, a choice of a 6-day or 13-day program for youth ages 13 to 18, a 13-day Women’s Adventure Camp for young females and a 27-day Junior Guide Leadership Expedition for teens ages 14 to 18 looking for a more advanced adventure.
For all our Yosemite Summer Camps, participants are equipped with top-of-the-line gear provided by Gregory Packs, LEKI trekking poles and our other outstanding partners. With participants set up for success, the primary goal of our expertly managed, professionally outfitted Yosemite summer camps is to provide unforgettable experiences that intimately connect each child with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them.
The Adventure Camp Experience
Throughout our youth and teen outdoor summer camps, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails, and to the top of some of the most iconic passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have extensive knowledge of the backcountry and are trained to share their expertise personally with each guest.
In addition to taking participants to many of Yosemite’s famous destinations, our leaders will guide guests to lesser-known areas that we’ve discovered over the years, such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, and spectacular vistas. Guests will walk on Yosemite’s fabled polished granite, experience the park’s famous sunsets from unparalleled vantages, and discover the nuances of its majestic wilderness teeming with life.