Learn all of the basics necessary to enjoy a successful overnight backpacking trip! Among these basics are 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 2 day hiking classes, along with a culminating overnight trip. The overnight trip will be two days and one night in the Sierra Nevada.


Parents are welcome on the hikes, as long as they use the same necessary gear and precautions that the students are required to use. 


Day hikes: August 2 & 3

9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Overnight Trip: August 5-6


Class 1: Cronan Ranch

Class 2: Stifle Claim Trail

Overnight: El Dorado National Forest

(Details on locations and directions will be sent in your confirmation email)

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

Please make your payment ($455) via Venmo or PayPal to finalize your reservation, once you have signed up below

For Venmo: @venturesoutdooreducation

For PayPal:  @venturesoutdoored