Youth Backcountry Camp

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Date(s) - 08/20/2018 - 08/23/2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tahoe Rim Trail Association


Join an intimate group of 12 youth, ages 14-17, on an exciting and challenging adventure to discover and experience firsthand the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) and international students from The English Academy Rapa Nui on Easter Island, Chile.

Make new friends while backpacking between three and six miles per day. Learn new backcountry skills and support your fellow adventurers in the wild. Discover and explore the exciting flora, fauna and natural history of the Tahoe Basin. Sleep under the stars after cooking your own dinner over a backpacking stove. Each day is jam-packed with new experiences, character-building trials, and outdoor fun.

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TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp

Backpacking in some of the most beautiful backcountry in the US.

TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp

Learning new backcountry skills to gain confidence and tackle challenges.

TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp

Embracing nature’s wonders in Tahoe.

TRTA Youth Backcountry Camp

Experiencing the beauty and peace of the Tahoe backcountry.

2017 TRTA Accomplishments

During the summer of 2017, 75 kids participated in the TRTA’s Youth Backcountry Camp program and hiked a total of over 1200 miles! They backpacked across and through numerous streams, stargazed under the Milky Way, hunkered down through hail storms, climbed the highest peak in Tahoe, and explored local Wilderness Areas. Kids learned map and compass navigation, backcountry cooking, leadership skills, natural history, empathy for each other and the environment, and resilience in the face of uncertain challenges.

Over $40,000 was raised in 2017 to bring the benefits of the TRTA Youth Programs to local and regional children. Through partnerships with SOS Outreach, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, YMCA of San Francisco, Tahoe Family Solutions, and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, the TRTA was able to give dozens of kids who otherwise never would have gotten this experience, the adventure of a lifetime. If you would like to take part in changing the lives of youth, please consider donating to the TRTA Youth Programs here.