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6-Day Yosemite Young Adventurer’s Program

Young Adventurer’s 6-Day California Summer Camp for Youth

Trip Highlights:

Lower Mileage

El Capitan

Half Dome Views

Yosemite Valley

Summer Camp for Kids 11-13

Our 6-day California Backpacking Summer Camp Youth Programs in Yosemite are designed for younger participants, ages 11-13, who are both new or experienced backpackers. These outdoor summer camps for kids start in Yosemite Valley on Sundays and end in Yosemite Valley on Fridays. These programs offer shorter hiking distances and an introduction to camping, backpacking, and the outdoors among the natural geological formations surrounding us in the Yosemite high country.

Age Range





6 Days


6 Days

Mileage & Difficulty

15-25 Miles

Mileage & Difficulty

15-25 Miles


12 pm


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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2024 Departure Dates by Month

    June Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jun 2nd – Fri, Jun 7th
  • Sun, Jun 9th – Fri, Jun 14th
  • Sun, Jun 16th – Fri, Jun 21st
  • Sun, Jun 23rd – Fri, Jun 28th
  • Sun, Jun 30th – Fri, Jul 5th

    July Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Jul 7th – Fri, Jul 12th
  • Sun, Jul 14th – Fri, Jul 19th
  • Sun, Jul 21st – Fri, Jul 26th
  • Sun, Jul 28th – Fri, Aug 2nd
  • August Departure Dates  

  • Sun, Aug 4th – Fri, Aug 9th
  • Sun, Aug 11th – Fri, Aug 16th


#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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