california campers day hike the lakes basin
walton's campers backpack on the PCT
walton's campers hiking the sierra buttes
grizzly lodge campers at the sierra buttes

Out of Camp Trips

Camping and Backpacking

During our two week sessions campers have the opportunity to go on an out of camp trip in the Plumas National Forest with his or her group. Depending on the age of the camper, the campout may be as close as across our lake, or far enough in the wilderness that campers backpack there. With trained staff to supervise, campers experience the outdoors up close. For many campers our out of camp trips open up a whole new world.

All Day Hikes

The Sierra Buttes and Mount Elwell are two of the peaks that campers have the opportunity to hike during our two week sessions. After a short drive, campers hike several miles to the top of a peak. When they reach the top campers eat lunch and take in the view. On some hikes, snow can be found at the summits year round.