Youth Backcountry Camps

In partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA)

2018 TRTA Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC)

Mark Your Calendars! 2018 YBCC dates are located below:

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June 19-22, ages 12-14

July 9-12, ages 14-17

July 23-26, ages 12-14

Join an intimate group of 12 youth, ages 12-14 or 14-17, on an exciting and challenging adventure to discover and experience firsthand the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Make new friends while backpacking between 3 and 6 miles per day. Learn new backcountry skills and support your fellow adventurers in the wild. Sleep under the stars after cooking your own dinner over a backpacking stove. Each day is jam-packed with new experiences, character-building trials, and outdoor fun. Topics include:

  • Local Ecology and Geology
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  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Map and Compass Navigation 
  • Leave No Trace Ethics

Registration opens January 16. Please visit TRTA's YBCC page for additional details.

Participants can expect to practice working together and leading their peers, be involved in making group decisions, and learn to care for themselves and others in the backcountry. Each day brings something new and no two experiences are the same. These trips help kids to make lifelong friends, gain confidence and skills, and discover their place in the natural world while exploring the world-famous Tahoe backcountry!

Click here for more details, requirements, and information on YBCC.

Click here to see a video of the YBCC camp.

Give your child and experience of a lifetime. Registration opens on January 16, 2018.

Instructors for YBBC will be provided by TINS and TRTA. 

Have any questions about Youth Backcountry Camps? Check the TRTA's Camps Page or contact Maggie Brandenburg, TRTA Outdoor and Youth Programs Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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