INTO THE WILD
This four day, three night advanced backpacking adventure is designed for intermediate to advanced youth backpackers.
Experience Requirement – Intermediate to advanced level backpackers can hike 5+ miles per day with full packs, have a great attitude underway, pack their own gear packs and have some experience in the backcountry. If your child doesn’t meet these experience requirements, please consider our Beginner Backpacking Trips linked here.
On this backpacking adventure, participants will navigate the Sierra’s vast trail network, summit notable Tahoe peaks and explore its vast ecosystem. Underway campers will learn to orienteer by map and compass, how to route plan, how to identify native flora and fauna, and how to safely filter water. At camp, participants will learn the do’s and don’t of selecting a tent location, food storage, of running a camp kitchen and Leave No Trace practices to mitigate their impact on the local ecosystem.
This backcountry experience will hone each camper’s strength, confidence and perseverance. Values which will endure long after this adventure ends.
To ensure safety and best practices we utilize Tahoe Expedition Academy and Tahoe Summer Camps certified guides and best practices. A 6:1 camper to guide ratio is maintained at all times.
Ages: Designed for 11 to 15 year old campers.
Experience Requirement – Intermediate to advanced level backpackers can hike 5+ miles per day with full packs, have a great attitude underway, pack their own gear packs and have some experience in the backcountry.
- Advanced Girls Trip #1 from July 27 to July 30, 2020.
- Advanced Boys Trip #1 from Aug 3 to Aug 6, 2020.
Time: 8:00am Monday to ~3:00pm on Thursday.
Where: On Monday, depart from Tahoe Expedition Academy located at 9765 Shaffer Mill Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 to trailhead. Parent pick up from Tahoe Expedition Academy on Thursday afternoon.
Provided Gear: Tahoe Summer Camps has overnight backpacks, tents, group cooking supplies and necessities available, at no additional charge. Food is also included in camp registration.
Capacity: Limited to 12 participants.
Trip Itinerary and Packing List: A detailed trip itinerary and packing list will be provided to registrants.
Campers Will Supply:
- Sleeping Bag
- Medication (if needed)
- Clothing, shoes and bathing suit
- 2 Water Bottles