“Our teen daughter had a fantastic time on Lasting Adventures teen hiking trip in Yosemite with guides Savannah and Jess. It was well planned, well communicated with the parents, and well implemented. We really loved the follow up that included photos and journal entries written along the journey by the girls themselves. It was rigorous, fun, and a great way for her to enjoy nature. Thanks so much!”

– Summer Camp Parent, 2023

Teen Girls Summer Hiking Trip in Yosemite Was Excellent!

“My daughter went on the 6 day teen backpacking trip in Olympic National Park and absolutely loved her experience. She felt that Aida and Marina were excellent leaders. They did a great job welcoming and introducing her to the joy of backpacking.

As a parent, they were highly responsive, organized, and informative. She’s already looking forward to next summer’s adventure!”

– Summer Camp Parent, 2023

Olympic National Park Backpacking Experience

“I just completed booking summer camp for my children for the 4th year in a row at Lasting Adventures. This summer my son is going to both Olympic National Park in WA state and Yosemite. !3 days in each park. Both my kids started backpacking with Lasting Adventures at the age 12. You drop them off and pick them up in a parking lot – and in between, they have the most magical and transformative experience with the highest quality guides in the business. This time is the natural world is an investment in the mental health of your children. Truly! My kids had zero experience when they started and that did not matter at all. I am continually impressed by this program and the folks who run it. A world class experience.”

Summer Camp Parent, 2023

4 Years in a Row at this Summer Camp for Both my kids

“My family hikes quite a lot, camps as well. But my 11yo daughter had never carried a large/real pack and this was her first overnight camp and multi-day separation from parents. My daughter was eager if mom was a little nervous. But this group put my mind at ease. Great communication, clear prep instructions, we were ready for a real adventure!

I really liked the small group, the similar ages (narrow age range) and most of the kids there had little to no camping experience so it felt very approachable. I was amazed 5 nights, 6 days later to pick up to a beaming kid, that clearly felt powerful, wild and independent despite being mosquito-bitten and sleeping in the open on hard ground for 5 nights. The first thing she said was not “hi dad”, nor did she run to us…she said, “can I do this again next year?!”

It remains her favorite camp. We will be back. With friends next time (not needed, just want to spread the goodness).

– Summer Camp Parent, 2021

Peak experience for my 11 yo daughter

“My 13 yo son just finished his 2nd summer camp with Lasting Adventures in Yosemite and both were amazing experiences. From a parent perspective, they provided plenty of communication before and during the trip so I knew he was in good hands. From a kids perspective, this adventure taught him skills he may not have otherwise learned, built up his self confidence and independence and fostered a love for the outdoors. He already can’t wait to do this camp again, maybe even at a different location. This camp is worth every penny!”

Summer Camp Parent, 2021

Amazing summer camp for teens

“My 13 year old daughter participated in the 7-Day summer camp in Yosemite and, WOW, is all I can say. I was nervous, but the staff was quick to respond via email to all my questions. She had the time of her life and she can’t wait to do it again next summer. Thank you Lasting Adventures!”

Summer Camp Parent, 2019

Can’t Wait to Do It Again!

“During the last three days of our trip, we climbed Clouds Rest and Half Dome, which were both extremely powerful. Though the trek was hard, the guides kept morale up with jokes and motivation. (My fellow campers and I) grew close as a family. There is no reason why I would not recommend this trip, and because of this I have done trips with Lasting Adventures three times, with a total of thirty-two days!”

Sara, teenage summer camper, June 2019

13-Day Backpacking Trip – Was an Amazing Experience!

“The camp counselors were incredible and really motivated, encouraged and led the kids in such a good way. They were so knowledgeable of the area, cooked amazing meals, taught the kids about nature and Yosemite, kept them safe and most importantly, helped each kid prove to themselves they could do it!”

Summer camp parent, June 2019

6 Day Youth Summer Camp

“Lasting Adventures 13-day summer camp provided me with an opportunity to grow as an individual, and to fall in love with backpacking. They brought our diverse group together, expanded our knowledge, and encouraged us to reach our goals.”

Jenna, teenage summer camper, June 2017

Amazing time at Camp!!!!

“My 11-year-old had the most wonderful experience at this summer camp. He came home exhausted, confident, and eager to return next year! The staff took time on the phone to explain everything and make sure we were comfortable. My son returned a stronger person AND had so much fun!”

Summer camp parent, June 2017

Amazing summer camp experience