Jr. High/High School Camps

In partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association

2015 Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC)


Tahoe Trackers!

June 28-30 - Full

August 1- 3 - Click here to register

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Get in tune with your senses and come explore Tahoe with a wildlife tracker’s state of mind! This 3-day program will introduce teens to Tahoe's wildlife, how we can recognize their signs, scat, and learn why they can’t always be seen. Join TRTA and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science as we base camp in the Tahoe Backcountry. Participants will learn about Wilderness Survival, local ecology, team building, and leadership! 

This program is intended as an introduction to backcountry travel and living skills for younger teens, with an emphasis on wildlife tracking and awareness of Tahoe’s natural inhabitants. Participants will be hiking between 2 and 5 miles per day and develop tracking skills. This program is fully supported by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. There will be two to three qualified guides leading the trip who will provide food, camping gear, permits, and transportation to and from the trailhead. Participants need only provide shoes, clothes and a passion for the outdoors! Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Maximum 12 participants

Ages: 12-14


Instructors for YBBC will be provided by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and/or the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Registration for all high school camps is through the TRTA website or by calling (775) 298-4485.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, scholarships are available for all summer camps. Scholarship donations can be made directly to TINS or through our Nature Camps Scholarship Fund page. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for more information about YBCC scholarships.


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