Sierra Nevada Alpine

Sierra Nevada Alpine

Sun, 8/5/18 to Sat, 8/11/18
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Primary Activities: Backpacking, navigation, wilderness living skills

Nights: 4 wilderness, 2 Camp Augusta


The Sierra Nevada Mountains are about an hour’s drive from Camp Augusta’s site in Nevada City. The area features rugged mountain peaks dotted with alpine meadows, lakes, and is crisscrossed by a variety of backpacking trails.  The area that we will be trekking through is often covered with colorful wildflowers during the summer months and the many lakes provide ample opportunities to swim and relax after a day’s hike.

Staff counselors are certified Wilderness First Responders and will protect the physical, as well and mental and emotional safety of campers on this trip.  Counselors will offer campers extensive feedback regarding their personal growth and areas of challenge throughout the trip.

Campers will experience the wilderness and gain the opportunity to set up camp, cook their own food using a Whisperlite stove, lead parts of the trip, learn to work in a team, and create their own adventures. This is a great trip for beginner campers, who will learn fire safety in the forest, animal safety, personal safety, and how to have fun with limited resources!


Experience:Classic - are you interested in backpacking but haven't ever done it?  this can be a great trip for you!.

Endurance: 1 – Our packs will weigh 1/3rd of our body weight, we will be hiking low mileage days on good trails.

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Recommended Age: 12 - 14*

    *Age ranges are flexible depending on experience and development 


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