Expedition Camp (ages 13-17)

This week-long backpacking camp is designed for those looking for a wilderness experience that is beyond the ordinary summer camp. Backcountry travel gives youth the opportunity to increase confidence, self-reliance, and deepen their appreciation and connection to nature. Caring and trained counselors will teach campers essential backpacking skills that include basic campcraft, packing and preparation, map reading, backcountry cooking, and Leave No Trace principles. The skills and characteristics gained through this experience can be taken back home and applied to everyday life.

Camp includes transportation, knowledgeable camp staff, technical equipment, t-shirt and all meals from dinner on Monday to lunch on Friday. Campers are required to bring their personal items, clothing, eating utensils and lunch on Monday. This camp meets at 8:00 am Monday and ends at 6:00 pm Friday.

Campers bring their personal items, clothing, eating utensils and lunch on Monday. They may use personal backpacking gear pending approval of the camp staff.

Camps Dates and Details

2019 Locations and Dates TBA

Locations are subject to change due to snowpack and trail condiditons.




When do I drop off/pick up my child?
This camp begins at 8:00am Monday (check in starts at 7:45) and ends 6:00pm Friday.

Where do I drop off/pick up my child?
Camp drop off and pick up will be in front of The WELL near Parking Structure III.  Please refer to THIS MAP.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

• Day pack • Swimsuit • 2 reusable water bottles (2 liter capacity total)
• 2 t-shirts • Headlamp or flashlight • Personal hygiene items (travel size)
• 2 pairs of shorts • 2 pairs of socks (wool or synthetic) • Towel
• Fleece Sweatshirt • Hiking boots • Bowl
• Warm hat and Gloves • Rain gear • Spoon/ fork
• Sun hat • 2 lawn sized trash bags • Insulated cup
• Bandana • 2 Ziplock bags • Camera (optional)
• Pants and warm tops (fleece/ wool) • Sunscreen • Toilet paper
• Long underwear (tops & bottoms, synthetic) • Sunglasses • Insect repellent
• Comfortable shoes to wear in camp that can also get wet (no flip flops or Crocs) • Lip balm • Lunch for Monday


  • Jeans or Cotton Clothing: Not appropriate clothing for backpacking. Staff will go over this at the pre-trip meeting.
  • Electronics: Please leave all electronics such as iPods, video games, and cell phones at home. Our staff will contact you should any emergency arise.
    • Campers are not allowed to use electronics from the time they arrive at camp until they are picked up. This includes time in the van. Camp staff reserve the right to gather electronic devices and leave in the Peak Adventures office.
  • Valuable items

A minimum deposit of 50% per child, per camp is required for all registrations (non-refundable). Full payment is due 14 days prior to camp start.

Camps must have a minimum of six campers for the program to run. No guarantees. You will receive a full refund for any cancelled camps.

Call us at 916-278-6321 for more information.

Meet our Youth Camp staff
Youth Camp Registration Packet
Expedition Camp Checklist
Pick up/ Drop off map