Our mission statement says it all: “Lasting Adventures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the specific purposes of providing positive youth development and outdoor educational opportunities to the general public and to provide charitable assistance for participation in such opportunities to otherwise disadvantaged youth, all through safe outdoor experiences.”

Here at Lasting Adventures, Inc. we have a passion for the outdoors and the unparalleled benefits that it has to offer. Now, more than ever, it is essential to introduce our youth to the powerful growth that can be found in nature. We recognize that ALL youth can benefit from the outdoor adventures we provide and we strive to provide these opportunities to those youth who might otherwise be disadvantaged and unable to participate because of cost.

Since the summer of 1997, Lasting Adventures has shared the magic and wisdom of nature with over 5,000 youth and provided an excess of 1,500 scholarships to disadvantaged youth to explore the wonder of Yosemite National Park. We believe that all youth should have the opportunity to experience and learn from wild places regardless of their financial circumstances. All valid applications will be considered for partial and/or full scholarships.

Lasting Adventures Scholarship Programs


Individual: These scholarships are open to youth, teens, and adults in need of financial aid to attend one of our programs. To see if you’re eligible for an individual scholarship, apply here!


Group: We partner with youth-benefiting organizations, like the SOS and Boys & Girls Club, to provide group scholarships for communities in need. If you belong to a youth-benefiting organization, and you’d like to partner with us to give your group a Lasting Adventure, connect our outreach team!


Family: There’s nothing more beneficial than spending time with your family in the outdoors, and we want all families to have the opportunity to experience our programs in nature. If your family would like to join us for a multi-day trip or day hike, but you need assistance, submit an application and we’ll reach out to you!


Here are some comments from past clients in regards to our company, our programs and our scholarships:

“This program is absolutely amazing. Our 15 year old daughter had a blast and will never forget her experience. The staff were beyond amazing. We were blessed with a great scholarship for our daughter and will forever be grateful. We both had tears in our eyes because financially we were struggling but Megan so needed this experience for herself her confidence and self esteem” -TripAdvisor Review

“Several things really impressed me about Lasting Adventures, one being that it is a non-profit where the profits from private guiding go into their teen adventure program for disadvantaged youth scholarships.” -TripAdvisor Review

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