In collaboration with Ground Up Climbing Guides, Tahoe Summer Camps is offering an exclusive backcountry camping + climbing expedition to Mammoth Lakes, CA and the Eastern Sierra! Ground Up Climbing is Mammoth’s leading guide service, they know all the sweet climbing and camping sweet spots around the Eastern Sierra, and even a couple ‘secret spots’! With years of experience running climbing camps and guiding youth and adult trips, this adventure expedition along the Eastern Sierra is sure to be excellent.

This is a four day, three night (Tuesday – Friday) adventure that begins and ends at Tahoe Summer Camps base camp, Tahoe Expedition Academy. Experienced Tahoe Summer Camps guides will accompany campers on this trip as well and serve as chaperones / drivers / guides throughout the entirety of this trip.

In the Mammoth Lakes zone, campers will challenge the many pitches and aspects of Clark Canyon, which features climbs for all experience levels on volcanic rock. Climbing accents and repels in Clark Canyon are world class, as are the epic views of the awe inspiring Eastern Sierra summits that rise from the Great Basin. Our remote, picturesque camping spot will feel remote, yet still offer great access to all that the Eastside has to offer. Off pitch, campers will enjoy exploration hikes, alpine lake swims, and hot spring dips.

In addition to camping, belaying and climbing skills, campers will learn about the geology, ecology and the rich history of the Eastern Sierra – and build character throughout this unique, adventure trip!


Ages: Designed for 11 to 14 year old campers, some climbing + camping experience is recommended. 


  • Expedition #1 – July 16th – 19th, 2024 from 8:00am Tuesday to ~3:00pm return and parent pickup on Friday. 
  • Expedition #2July 23rd – 26th, 2024 from 8:00am Tuesday to ~3:00pm return and parent pickup on Friday. 

Where: Campers begin and end their expedition at Tahoe Expedition Academy, located at 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd. Truckee, CA 96161. Transportation will be provided from Tahoe Expedition Academy to Mammoth Lakes and back. 

Provided Gear: Tahoe Summer Camps + Ground Up has overnight backpacks, tents, group cooking supplies and necessities available, at no additional charge. Food is also included in camp registration. Climbing gear will be provided, though if your child has their own certified harness, helmet and shoes that are in good working order, please feel free to bring. 

Trip Itinerary and Packing List: A detailed trip itinerary and packing list will be provided to registrants.

Campers Will Supply:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (if needed)
  • Clothing, shoes and bathing suit
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottles (2)

Capacity: Limited to 12 participants.

Camp Price: $895.00


Eastern Sierra Expedition #1

07/16/2024 - 07/19/2024
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Eastern Sierra Expedition #2

07/23/2024 - 07/26/2024
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