Northwest Canada Quest

Enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, rafting, and sea kayaking!


Entering Grades 9 – 10, July 5 – 24, 2020

Teens love exploring the Pacific Northwest with us on this Quest! We begin with a flight to Seattle and a backpacking trip through the ancient forest of Olympic National Park. Then we make our way to Orcas Island for a day of sea kayaking through the beautiful San Juan Islands before crossing the border into Canada to explore British Columbia to learn how to rock climb from the pros.

From there we head south through Washington and Oregon, visiting Crater Lake and Mt. St. Helens before ending the trip with an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip down the Klamath River in Northern California.

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Sample Itinerary

Day Activities
Sunday Meet at Oakland International Airport and fly to Seattle, WA. Learn how to set up camp Quest-style and begin getting to know the group.
Monday Take a hike along the beach, get to know the group better, and prepare for the three-night backpacking trip that begins tomorrow.
Tuesday to Thursday Backpacking in Olympic National Park brings the group together. An ancient redwood forest, clear mountain streams and views of snow capped peaks form the backdrop to your adventure.
Friday Clean up from a rugged wilderness adventure and celebrate Shabbat!
Saturday Hop a ferry to Orcas Island, and possibly see some whales along the way!
Sunday Paddle through shimmering waters while exploring the majestic San Juan Islands by kayak.
Monday Oh, Canada! Grab a passport and head across the border!
Tuesday Learn rock climbing from the pros on the world famous peaks of Squamish, British Columbia!
Wednesday to Thursday Day hike and explore! Dormant volcanoes, old growth redwood forests, glaciers and waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet into the river make British Columbia an outdoor paradise.
Friday Back to the USA! Celebrate Shabbat at one of Washington’s beautiful coastal state parks.
Saturday to Sunday Explore Washington State, visiting the eerie moonscape of the massive volcano in Mt. St. Helens.
Monday to Tuesday Continue south through Oregon, stopping for a swim in the clear blue waters of Crater Lake.
Wednesday to Thursday Two days of whitewater rafting down the Klamath River in Northern California and a final banquet end this journey on an unforgettable note!
Friday Return to the Bay Area where it all began. Say “see you again” to new friends and reunite with family.

Playing on the beach on the Northwest Canada quest

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