WHO: For teens who identify as female, trans, and gender-nonconforming and are entering grades 7-10. These trips are for teens who are ready to step out of the city, grow your comfort zone, meet new like-minded friends, seek out new experiences, discover new parts of yourself and experience the magic of the natural world that is always waiting for you.
WHAT: We offer a 6 Day Mountains to Sea Backpacking Trip in the Santa Cruz Mountains for teens entering grades 7-10. This trip is open to those with and without backpacking experience.
WHEN: 2020 dates coming soon!
WHY: Our teen years are inundated with messages about who and how we’re supposed to be. It becomes hard, sometimes near impossible, to hear our inner voice or to know where to turn to for good life advice.
Nothing clears the mind and connects us with our hearts like the natural world.
Earth is our most honest ally, and if we slow down enough to listen to the lessons that surround us, we have everything we need to hear to be strong, authentic, compassionate people.
And at a time when teens are seeking to grow in their independence, responsibility, and abilities, nothing quite helps us stand so tall as spending a week taking care of all your needs just with the pack on your back, the world around you, and your own two hands. Our sense of empowerment and ability can grow leaps and bounds.