backpacking california teen summer

Overview

San Francisco & Las Vegas, California beaches and epic national parks ... 25 unforgettable days! An adventure fusion of North America's most popular sports and destinations.

UTAH: ROCK CLIMB IN ZION NATIONAL PARK

Our American West adventure begins in Zion National Park, home to towering red cliffs and river-carved canyons. Professional guides teach us the skills for rock climbing as we push our limits in a challenging yet safe environment! We then cool off in the Virgin River for an amazing water-hike through a canyon called The Narrows. Zion is an epic place to begin Bold Earth's USA Teen Trip!

LAS VEGAS: BRIGHT LIGHTS & CITY SIGHTS

Fresh from the desert, we explore the entertainment capital of the world! We’ll ride the adrenaline-pumping roller coaster at the New York New York Hotel, see the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand and experience a show by Cirque Du Soleil! Our two-night stay in Las Vegas gives us a great taste of the city before we head into the remote, breathtaking wilderness of California. Leaving the wilderness for two days, the lights of Las Vegas are a must see on any USA teen trip! Bold Earth's Bold West is not your average teen tour - the perfect balance of cities and adventure!

CALIFORNIA: YOSEMITE & WHITEWATER RAFTING

Sequoia National Park is our next stop as we hike amongst some of the earth's oldest and largest trees. In Yosemite National Park, we swim in crystal-clear rivers and hike to iconic vistas. On the American River, our two-day whitewater rafting trip is one of the top-rated activities we offer! Before heading toward the coast, community service among the Redwoods gives us a chance to give back to this essential ecosystem. Yosemite & Sequoia are two must visit destinations on any California teen tours.

SURF THE LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA COAST & SAN FRANCISCO

Moving toward the Pacific, we learn to surf in beautiful Santa Cruz! Surrounded by lush Redwood forests, this quintessential California beach town boasts a boardwalk amusement park, great waves and a laid-back vibe. Each day of surfing ends with beach bonfires and s'mores under the incredible stars of Northern California. We end in San Francisco, with the Golden Gate Bridge, historic Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf as final memories of the American West summer of a lifetime!

Two Trip Combination?

Yes, many Bold Earth trips easily connect to create an epic summer. Time between trips is fully supervised and included at no additional cost. Call our office to discuss our many two trip options.

2014 DATES & PRICE

25 days: $4,888.00
  • 7/1 to 7/25
  • 7/6 to 7/30
  • 7/14 to 8/7
  • 7/23 to 8/16

Age Groups

Ages: 14-18
Grades: 8-12, Grouped by Age

Trip Highlights

  1. Rock Climb: 2-Day Course
  2. Surf: Santa Cruz, California
  3. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf
  4. Discover: Las Vegas
  5. Whitewater Raft: 2-Days in California
  6. Explore: Sequoia & Yosemite National Parks

Learning · Service · Leadership

  • No Experience Necessary
  • Surf Instruction
  • Rock Climbing Instruction
  • Adventure & Camping Skills
  • Whitewater Raft Instruction
  • Daily leadership responsibilities
  • Food Preparation & Life Skills
  • Community Service: 6 hours
  • Maximum: 13 Campers & 2 Trip Leaders

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