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13-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure

Yosemite Adventure Camp: 13-Day High Country Youth Program

Trip Highlights:

Youth Adventure Camp

Alpine Lakes

Fun Challenges

Backcountry Camping

Ages 14-17


Our 13-day Yosemite Backpacking Summer Camp for teens is designed for participants ages 14-17 who are both new and experienced to backpacking. Most trips travel a total of 60-75 miles while camping and hiking beside high alpine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and meadows. Most trips have an opportunity to summit a major peak, travel off-trail, and/or enjoy the natural geological formations and backcountry waterfalls. Risk-taking and challenges along with fun and support from others leads to a positive adventure for all. This 13-day backpacking summer camp for teens offers a great alternative for those seeking a more grand adventure and a more defined connection to nature.

Due to a record setting snowpack this winter, we anticipate late seasonal openings for the 2023 summer at higher elevations (with Tioga Road opening between July 1-15th) and modified itineraries at lower elevations and on early season trips as needed. Our online offerings have been updated to reflect this. 

Throughout June and into July as needed, Yosemite Summer Camps will be based at lower elevations accessed from the Yosemite Valley, the Glacier Point Road, or relocated to areas above Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Most all summer camps scheduled to meet/end at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley will still be doing so.  Through June, expect most all 6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure programs to be relocated to a meeting location either in Yosemite Valley or at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Updated meeting locations will be communicated in advanced camp emails and based on the most updated conditions as well as permit availability. Be prepared for wet/muddy trails, and the possibility of stream/river crossings and/or walking on/crossing/camping on/near snow. Trekking poles will be provided. Also be prepared for added adventure as you experience Yosemite in unparalleled beauty as it comes to life after one of the wettest winter seasons on record.

For more information and what to expect, see: Yosemite’s 2023 Snowpack & 2023 Summer Expectations.

Age Range





13 Days


13 Days

Mileage & Difficulty

60-70 Miles

Mileage & Difficulty

60-70 Miles


12 pm



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Lasting Adventures will be providing transportation from near the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the greater Bay Area to our Youth Backpacking programs in Yosemite National Park. Skip the long drive and traffic while helping save the environment.

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2023 Departure Dates by Month

    June Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jun 4th – Fri, Jun 16th
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • Sun, Jun 11th – Fri, Jun 23rd
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • Sun, Jun 18th – Fri, Jun 30th
    Sorry, Sold Out
  • Sun, Jun 25th – Fri, Jul 7th
    Hurry, only 4 spots remain
  • July Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jul 2nd – Fri, Jul 14th
    Hurry, only 2 spots remain
  • Sun, Jul 9th – Fri, Jul 21st
  • Sun, Jul 16th – Fri, Jul 28th
  • Sun, Jul 23rd – Fri, Aug 4th
  • Sun, Jul 30th – Fri, Aug 11th

    August Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Aug 6th – Fri, Aug 18th


#1 Rated Guide Service in the West

Summer Camp Parent, 2021
Summer Camp Parent, 2021
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“From a parent's perspective, Lasting Adventures provided plenty of communication before and during the trip, so I knew he was in good hands. From a kids perspective, this adventure taught him skills he may not have otherwise learned, built up his self-confidence and independence, and fostered a love for the outdoors. He already can’t wait to do this camp again!”
Summer Camp Parent, 2019
Summer Camp Parent, 2019
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“The guides were so knowledgeable of the area, cooked amazing meals, taught the kids about nature, kept them safe, and most importantly helped each kid prove to themselves they could do it! That built more confidence in my daughter and made her more reliant on herself and trusting of herself.”
YHCA Teen Participant, 2019
YHCA Teen Participant, 2019
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“My friends and I (aged 13-15) went on a two-week backpacking trip with Lasting Adventures. Our group grew close as a family, and on the last night, we had a very joyous celebration. We joked, messed around, and ate delicious food prepared by the guides. I strongly recommend them if you are looking for a physical and active summer camp, with amazing views along the way.”
Summer Camp Parent, 2019
Summer Camp Parent, 2019
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“My daughter participated in the 7-Day summer camp in Yosemite and, WOW, is all I can say! I was nervous, but the staff was quick to respond via email to all my questions. She had the time of her life and she can’t wait to do it again next summer!”
Summer Leadership Expedition Parent, 2018
Summer Leadership Expedition Parent, 2018
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“My 15 (Nearly 16) year old son just got home from an EPIC trip with Lasting Adventures on the Outdoor Leadership Expedition. He had such a wonderful time and communicated that his guides were "the best." If you're looking for a journey for your young family members this comes genuinely, very highly recommended. All of the kids were thrilled, and all of the most free and relaxed of smiles!”

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Specific location along Tioga Road is dependent on permitting and conditions. Expect a location between the Ten Lakes Trailhead and Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center. In fewer instances we might move your meeting location to Yosemite Valley. Updates will be sent in 2-4 week advance emails