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San Francisco, California
37.7749° N, 122.4194° W
6th-7th Grade14 days$4095
June 12-June 25, 2019 Limited Inquire
June 29-July 12, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 16-July 29, 2019 Full Waitlist

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
  • Sea 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

white water rafting

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

lake tahoe exploration

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 sea kayak. There will even be time for hiking the rim of the lake, swimming, and exploring the beaches surrounded by the stunning Sierra’s.

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.


Take to the sea and learn to ride the waves of the mighty Pacific. California dreaming wouldn’t be complete with our a surfing 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. Watch the sunset on the western world from your longboard.

raft the american river on teen adventure
lake tahoe kayak and paddleboarding
climb in yosemite national park
surf pacifica on moondance summer trip

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trip details

Cost $4095
Length 14 days
Current Grades 6th-7th
Ages 12-13
Begins San Francisco, CA
Ends San Francisco, CA
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 12-JUNE 25, 2019 Limited Inquire
JUNE 29-JULY 12, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 16-JULY 29, 2019 Full Waitlist
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