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A Taste of Quest

This one-week trip to Yosemite is an ideal introduction to our Teen Adventure Trips!

Entering grades 6 – 7 | Dates: June 14 – 19, 2020

Experience a dose of real adventure on this incredible Quest to Yosemite National Park! A Taste of Quest is perfect for anyone who has never been to Camp Tawonga before or who wants to try something new after experiencing a summer at Tawonga. Campers will spend the entire trip in glorious Yosemite, backpacking, hiking, relaxing at the campground, and bonding with Quest mates (see itinerary below).

Taste of Quest participants will spend three days and two nights backpacking in Yosemite – a life-changing opportunity to become immersed in nature and bond with fellow questers. The hike is typically four to six miles each way, and our incredibly talented and highly trained wilderness staff make sure all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Sample Itinerary: A Taste of Quest

SundayDrive to Yosemite, set up camp, and get to know your group around the campfire.
MondayDay hike to amazing views in the park.
TuesdayThe three-day, two-night backpacking trip is the highlight of this program. The hike is typically around four to six miles each way. Camp Tawonga will provide backpacks and all group gear for the trip. You need to supply two quart-size water bottles and a warm sleeping bag (rated for 0 or 15 degrees is best). Our well-trained staff is prepared to make this a fun and safe experience for the whole group.
WednesdayYour backpacking trip continues with a fun day of swimming and relaxing or climbing to a nearby peak.
ThursdayHead out of the backcountry and celebrate with a final banquet! Roast s'mores around the campfire and spend a final night under the stars in Yosemite.
FridaySay "see you again" to your new friends and head back to the San Francisco Bay Area, where it all began.