backpacking at Deer Lake near the Sierra Buttes
lake tahoe summer camp
walton's campers backpack on the PCT
california backpacking in the sierras
backpacking along the Pacific Crest Trail
California summer camp outdoor programs
outdoor summer camp fun at sleepaway camp
outdoor summer camp

Outdoor Adventure Program

The purpose of the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) is to extend the Walton's Grizzly Lodge Summer Camp experience by providing campers the opportunity to connect with their natural environment, deepen friendships and build new skills in the wilderness.

The Outdoor Adventure Program is a one-week backpacking program for 13-17 year old campers. Enrollment is limited to 16 campers who show leadership potential and are ready to handle the rigors of this adventurous week in the outdoors.

The program consists of spending two days in camp and six days camping, hiking and backpacking. Leadership, Adventure and Environmental Stewardship will be emphasized. Highlights include team building activities upon arrival at Walton's, an in-depth exploration of the Lakes Basin area, backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking various peaks and returning to Walton's where participants will have camp to themselves for a day.

If your child is interested in being part of this select program for the summer of 2024, please apply from our website.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this opportunity.

Tuition: $2,400

Outdoor Adventure Program 2024 Session Dates: "Get Out There!'

OAP 2023: July 7 - July 14 

Selections for our 2024 OAP trip will be made during August.

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