Trips for Youth

Youth overnight adventures are geared towards ages twelve through eighteen, and focus on education and fostering a sense of belonging in the outdoors, with plenty of time for exploration and play. Most backpacking trips are 5 days long, but we also offer shorter trips that can be a better fit for younger children or those who are looking for a more introductory experience.

For youth who have experience in the outdoors and are seeking a bigger challenge, explore our Ruth Mountain climb or Wilderness Leadership Course below.

We have multiple single day programs for younger children, including our Pinecones program for elementary school age children, and Tiny Trails, for four to six year old adventurers.

Teens: Five Day Trips

Looking for an open trip? Trips that still have spots left are listed below:

High School
Middle School

Olympic Coast

Explore the Olympic National Park coastline

Enchanted Valley

Hike through ancient rainforests to the Enchanted Valley of Olympic National Park.

Hannegan Peak

Experience the wide open spaces and incredible scenery of the Mt. Baker Wilderness.

Ross Lake

Travel along the shore of Ross Lake in the North Cascades National Park and return by boat

Costumes and Characters

Lean in to your creative side on this unique backpacking trip

Lincoln High School Trips

Trips reserved for Lincoln High School students

Teens: Two and Three Day Trips

Survival Skills

Learn shelter building, fire making, and more on this weekend adventure!

Snow Camping

Snow camping for youth

2 Day Backpacking

Get started with backpacking skills on this two day trip

Ruth Mountain Climb

Experience the spectacular views from the summit of Ruth Mountain in the North Cascades

Children 12 and under


Events for kids ages seven to eleven

Pinecones Summer Camp

Week-long day camps for ages seven to eleven

Tiny Trails

Nature activities for small people ages four to six.


For organizations and programs working with youth in marginalized communities

2 week backpacking leadership trip for high-school youth

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