Adventure Backpacking Camp (grades 7 to 12)

Two teens wearing backpacking backpacks.

Adventure Backpacking Camp (grades 7 to 12)

*Please register your camper according to the grade they will enter in Fall 2020.

Children may only be registered by their own parent or legal guardian in ther own family's account.

Questions? Call us at 415-663-1200 x 305.
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Designed especially for teens, Point Reyes Adventure Camp features professionally-led backpacking trips into the heart of Point Reyes' Phillip Burton Wilderness.

Participants develop confidence and build leadership skills while practicing “leave no trace” wilderness ethics. Each backpacking group of 13 youth is guided by one professional Naturalist Educator and two trained Counselor Intern Naturalists, all of whom have significant wilderness and youth leadership experience.

Adventure Camp I participants (grades 7 & 8) share a 3-day backpacking trip with their cabin group of the same gender and end the session with a reunion feast and campfire finale. Adventure Camp II participants (grades 9 to 12) share 4 days in the backcountry in a mixed gender group and end the session with a reunion feast and dance party.

Participants must be prepared to hike up to eight miles per day over varied terrain while carrying a 30 to 40 pound backpack. PRSC provides all group gear including tarp shelters, cooking equipment, first aid supplies, meals and snacks.

Please Note: Point Reyes Summer Camp sessions are optimally designed for the stated grades. Please do not register your child in a session for which they are not eligible. Any child enrolled in a session for which they are not age-appropriate will be dropped from the program and a $50 processing charge will be retained.

Supervision, instruction, accommodation, food, group gear, and a camp t-shirt are included in the registration fee. Transportation to and from camp is not included.

Participants are expected to bring a synthetic mummy-style sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpacking backpack, 2 water bottles. mess kit, flashlight and extra batteries, and appropriate clothing. A complete gear list is provided upon registration.

Due to an increase in gear loan requests, we can NOT guarantee that we will be able to fulfill all requests. Please make sure to complete your loaner gear request (located at the bottom of the Health History/Emergency Treatment Form). We will contact you to confirm or deny your gear request at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of your child’s camp session.

If we are unable to accommodate your gear loan request, you may rent camping and backpacking gear from Outback Adventures ( in Larkspur and Fremont, Bay Area Wilderness Training ( in Milpitas and Oakland, and REI ( in Berkeley, Mountain View, and San Francisco.