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the details: backpacking

A week of exciting outdoor adventure? What's not to love. In case you need more convincing, check out the additional details below or reach out to with specific questions!


Drop off and pick up will always take place at Sloan's Lake Boat Ramp, (Sloans Lake North-West parking lot 5040 W Byron Pl). From there, we will be taking the New Treks bus out to a variety of exciting, scenic locations. Check out the schedule below!

Adventure Day
The Academy, L.A
Bamboo, Santa Barbara
Cheers, Santa Cruz
The Roxy, San Francisco

Monday, June 13

Tuesday, June 14

Wednesday, June 15

Thursday, June 16

Friday, June 17

White Ranch Park

Red Rocks Park

Lair O' The Bear Park

Dedisse Park

Mt. Falcon Park

Rawhide Trail

Bear Creek to Panorama Pt.

Red Rocks to Dakota Loop

3 Sisters, Dedisse, Hidden Fawn Loop

Castle Trail Loop

Image by Kalen Emsley

What the adventurers learn and do

Over the course of the week, our adventurers will learn to master the skills required for a successful backpacking trip. They will also get to know their fellow adventurers, gain an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors, build confidence and experience a week of excitement like no other. Below are some of the skills and activities included throughout the week.

Land Navigation, Compass and Map Usage, Orientation

Packing for Backpacking Trips

Backpacking Hydration & Nutrition

Exciting Team & Individual Challenges to Test Knowledge

Shelters, Knots, Camp Setup

Beautiful Day Hikes

Backpacking Gear and Clothing

Fun Introduction Games & Icebreakers

Leave no Trace Principles

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