Jr. High/High School Camps
In partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
2016 TRTA Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC)
Dates: June 19-21 & July 31 - August 2
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
Instructors for YBBC will be provided by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
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Additional questions about Summer Camps?
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 the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for more information about YBCC scholarships.