Quest H2O

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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Sample Itinerary

Day Activities
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!

A Glimpse Into Quest H2O

Check out a behind the scenes peek into last summer’s Quest H2O in this blog post.


If you have questions about our Quest Adventures, feel free to call our office at 415.543.2267.

Backpackers on the Magical Mystery quest

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