Summer backpacking adventures just for teenagers


The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys, and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science are partnering for the fifth annual Youth Backcountry Camp summer program.

Youth ages 12-17 may attend one of the three-, five- or six-day programs.

Year-after-year, these programs are an opportunity for local teens to make friends while learning about wilderness survival, navigation (map/compass and GPS), Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, local ecology and geology and backcountry cooking and nutrition. Participants will backpack approximately 5-7 miles per day and participate in a service learning project building or improving part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

2012 Dates

YBCC2 (5-day) ages 14-17 – July 15–19 $299

YBCC3 (6-day) ages 14-17 – July 22–27 $350

YBCC (3-day) ages 12-15 – July 29–31 $199

Gear, food and transportation will be provided for all participants. All programs are instructed by experienced and well-trained staff from the TRTA, SNJ and TINS. Scholarships are available. To determine your eligibility,contact Tom at (775) 298.0238 or email [email protected]

Online registration may be completed on the TRTA website. For more information call (775) 298.0238 or email Tom at [email protected]

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