Backpacking Point Reyes


Ages 12-17

So you've become interested in hiking and backpacking and are ready to get the real experience? In this class, we will be covering both of these skills in more depth, as well as adding new ones to your repertoire. Among these will be safety in the wilderness, map navigation, hiking tips and practice, plant identification, proper gear choices and how to use the gear/supplies correctly, etc. We will also be doing fun outdoor games, team building, and some nature based crafts.

This program is a set of 3 Saturday classes, along with a culminating overnight trip. Two of the classes will be day hikes, and one will be a food prep/skill class. The overnight trip will be three days and two nights at Point Reyes (on the coast).


Parents are welcome on any of the hikes. One volunteer is needed for the overnight trip for safety, and parents are welcome to fill this spot if interested-- as long as they use the same necessary gear and precautions that the students are required to use. If parents are not interested in filling this spot, a Ventures volunteer will come along for the overnight trip.


March 14, 21, & 28

Overnight: April 5-7


Class 1: Georgetown area-  Stifle Claim/Traverse Creek loop trails (2 miles)

Class 2: Folsom-  Econome Park

Class 3: Lotus area- Greenwood Creek/Gerle Loop trails (2 miles)

Overnight: Bear Valley Visitor Center- Sky trail/ Z Ranch trail (3 miles each way)

What to Bring:

Bring a water bottle to each class, and dress in appropriate clothing and shoes.

Overnight trip will require specific gear. Limited gear is available to rent, so purchasing or renting elsewhere may be necessary.

These classes go fast, so secure a spot in advance!

Refund Policy


Class 1: Google Maps Link

Class 2: Google Maps Link

Class 3:  Google Maps Link

Overnight Trip: Google Maps Link


Folsom CA United States 95630

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