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6th-7th Grade14 days$5095
June 7-June 20, 2024Full
June 24-July 7, 2024Full
July 11-July 24, 2024Full

The Golden State offers the perfect playground for the aspiring adventurer, and our California trip takes you to most beautiful and beloved parts of the state. This trip will have you hiking, climbing, paddling, surfing, and white water rafting through the sunny summer days and star studded nights. From the famous rock cathedrals of Yosemite National Park, to the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, this trip even takes you to coastal wilderness and Pacific swells. From summit to surf, California is the place for those excited to sample all the great outdoors has to offer.


  • Charge the rapids of the American River on a two-day rafting expedition
  • Kayak and stand up paddleboard the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe
  • Climb and hike in the world famous Yosemite National Park
  • Learn to surf the swells of the Pacific in Pacifica
  • Explore Point Reyes National Seashore
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white water rafting

Charge the thrilling wave trains of the American River on a two-day expedition. Learn to paddle exciting class II and III rapids on the South Fork of the American River. Spend an unforgettable night with your team, as you count California stars and fall asleep to the rushing water in the distance.

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Lake Tahoe and its deep blues… a classic California wonder and a staple in the Sierra summertime. Explore this gorgeous body of water as you glide the surface on a stand up paddle board, and paddle its glassy surface in a kayak. There will even be time for hiking the rim of the lake, swimming, and exploring the beaches surrounded by the stunning Sierras.

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rock climbing

Learn to rock climb in the birthplace of rock climbing! Yosemite National Park is one of the nation’s most treasured places, and once you explore the granite cathedrals and waterfalls of this incredible valley, you’ll see why. Orient yourself to the vertical world as professional guides show you how to belay, tie-in and safely ascend these famous granite halls.

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Take to the sea and learn to ride the waves of the mighty Pacific. California dreaming wouldn’t be complete without a surf safari. In Pacifica, professional guides will show you the basics of paddling into and standing up on a wave. Soon you’ll be riding the tides on the California coastline.

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trip details

Length14 days
Current Grade for 2023-20246th-7th
BeginsSan Francisco, CA
EndsSan Francisco, CA
Group Size12

dates & availability

JUNE 7-JUNE 20, 2024Full
JUNE 24-JULY 7, 2024Full
JULY 11-JULY 24, 2024Full