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TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp

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June 25 @ 8:30 am - June 28 @ 3:00 pm

This event is sold out! To join the wait list, email maggieb@tahoerimtrail.org.

Get ready to experience the awesome power and majesty of the wild!

The TRTA is ecstatic to announce our 11th summer of Youth Backcountry Camps! Participants will spend four days backpacking along the Tahoe Rim Trail, one of the most unique and iconic multi-use trails in the world.

Mark your calendar! We are now accepting applications for this popular youth program – spots are filling fast! For more information contact Maggie at maggieb@tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-4493.

Dates: June 25-28, 2017
For: Teens age 14-17
Location: Along the Tahoe Rim Trail, between Big Meadow and Echo Summit Trailheads
Program Cost: $365*
*Scholarships available – contact Maggie for more information.

Explore the wondrous beauty of Lake Tahoe’s backcountry through the TRTA’s four day Youth Backcountry Camp, in partnership with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). This program will introduce teens to the innumerable joys of backpacking as the group navigates through some of the most scenic terrain in the Tahoe Basin. All food, gear, permits, and transportation to and from trailheads is provided by the TRTA – all you need to provide are clothes, sturdy athletic shoes, and your passion for the outdoors!

This program is an introduction to backcountry travel for teens. Participants will hike three to five miles per day while learning wilderness survival and ethics, local plant and animal identification, environmental stewardship, and leadership and team-building skills from expert Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science instructors. Days will be filled with entertaining and educational activities while nights will be spent camping near picturesque alpine lakes.

Teens will return peaceful, refreshed and energized, having developed a passion and responsibility for nature, an awareness of ecological issues, and increased confidence from overcoming the challenges of a wilderness backpacking journey.

*NOTE: As these trips are highly sought-after, the TRTA has a strict cancellation policy. Please read the TRTA cancellation policy carefully before applying.

Click here to view the TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp Cancellation Policy.




June 25 @ 8:30 am
June 28 @ 3:00 pm
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