Explore the mountains, rivers and beaches of California!
Entering Grades 9th – 10th | Dates: July 7 – 26, 2024
This 3-week adventure unfolds to take the group on a road trip across California to mountains, rivers and the sea – combining outdoor adventures and off-the-wall fun. This program includes backpacking in the Sierras, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, and whitewater river rafting. This trip is for anyone thrill-seeking who loves to be in water!
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|Sunday||Meet in the Bay Area and head east into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Learn how to set up camp Quest-style and begin getting to know the group.|
|Monday||Take a hike in the park, get to know the group better, and prepare for the two-night backpacking trip that begins tomorrow.|
|Tuesday to Thursday||Backpacking in gorgeous Yosemite National Park brings the group together. Swim in clear blue streams, hike over the granite formations, and camp under the stars!|
|Friday to Saturday||Drive north to New Melones Reservoir near Sonora and set up camp. Take a boat out on the lake and enjoy some tubing with your friends!|
|Sunday to Monday||Head into the big redwood trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park and go on a cavern tour.|
|Tuesday||Rent boats on Lake Alpine and try your hand at fishing or pedal boating!|
|Wednesday to Friday||Day hike, camp, and stand up paddleboard in the crystal clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe.|
|Saturday to Monday||Start heading west and take two days for whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River! Navigate rapids and cool off in the river during calm stretches.|
|Tuesday||Continue west and check out an indoor trampoline park along the way – try and do a front flip!|
|Wednesday to Thursday||Arrive in Point Reyes and take an overnight sea kayaking trip in Tomales Bay.|
|Friday||Have a final morning on the beach before returning back to the Bay Area where it all began, saying goodbye to eleven new friends!|