Supporting educational National Park adventures for underserved youth since 1997

Since the summer of 1997, Lasting Adventures has provided more than 1,500 scholarships for disadvantaged youth and families to explore the wonder of America’s National Parks. We believe that all youth should have the opportunity to experience and learn from wild places, regardless of their financial circumstances. If you would like to join in our goal of making life-changing educational adventures in Lassen Volcanic National Park accessible to underserved youth, please consider a tax deductible contribution to our scholarship fund. Thank You for supporting Lasting Adventures, Inc!

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Overview: Group Programs in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Northern California

We now offer private group adventures for both youth and/or adults in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each participant with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them, while promoting experiential learning and proper backcountry practices.

Fill out our trip request form if you are interested in planning a Lassen Volcanic adventure for your group.

Throughout the experience, participants can witness and learn about volcanoes, cinder cones, lakes, boiling mud pots, steam vents, and much more! Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Lassen Volcanic backcountry and enjoy taking campers to many of the famous park locations such as the Cinder Cone. With their extensive knowledge, they will also guide participants to beautiful and less-populated lakes and volcanic activity sites such as the boiling lake, boiling mud pots and steam vents. On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a layover, where the day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 4-6 hours. While on the trail we make sure to stop and enjoy the journey. Breaks include beautiful vistas, possible wildlife sightings and flora found only in volcanic areas. Yet, viewing the Lassen Volcanic backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips. Our guides will facilitate a variety of games followed by debriefing opportunities to help promote teamwork and bonding. We hope to see you on one of our adventures and as always happy trails!

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Our Adventure Program Mission

Our primary mission for our adventure programs is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support. All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principles. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.