Youth Backcountry Camps
In partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
2017 TRTA Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC)
Mark Your Calendars! 2017 YBCC dates are located here:
Join an intimate group of 10-12 youth, ages 12-14 or 14-17, on a personalized 4-day backpacking trip to discover and experience firsthand the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Topics include:
- Local Ecology and Geology
- Backcountry Living Skills
- Wilderness Survival Skills
- Leadership and Team Building
- Map and Compass Navigation
- Leave No Trace Ethics
Hike between 2 and 5 miles per day. Trips are fully supported by well-trained Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science staff. All food, camping gear, permits, and transportation to and from the trailheads is provided by the TRTA. Participants need only to provide shoes, clothes, and a passion for the outdoors!
Give your child and experience of a lifetime. Registration opens here on January 18, 2017.
Instructors for YBBC will be provided by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.