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    NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking

    NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Immerse yourself in backpacking, in environmental science, and in the wonder of exploring Olympic or Yosemite National Park this summer on a one-week backpacking program with NatureBridge. These challenging and fun adventures will be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences.


    • Where to begin? The friendships, the life skills, the education to protect our parks and that their field work contributes a little to the work of other scientists... it's beyond expectation.

      - Debby L. - July 13, 2019
    • I call it the best opportunity of my life so far... This trip showed me all the things we neglect in daily life.

      - Hana - September 6, 2018
    • I feel that this experience has really opened me to a different way of science. It's no longer just in the labs, and I've grown ever eager to learn about the many amazing environments. It's also taught me a lot about people, and I've developed better people skills from this trip.

      - Ben - July 28, 2018
    • The Summer Backpacking program will be an experience you will never forget, it will change how you view everything, even your hometown and push you to experience more backpacking and getting outside.

      - Isabella - August 3, 2018
    • This experience gave me an incredible sense of bravery to be the person that I want to be and that I know I am.

      - Marisa - August 28, 2017
    • My name is Makenna, and I'm from Burlingame, California. My favorite part of the program was how everyone will accept you no matter what you look like or how disheveled you are. You don't have to worry about people liking you or technology, just being in the moment and experiencing it all... Everyone is able to integrate into this program and we all come from different backgrounds and areas and work as a team backpacking and doing science. I really respected how this program allowed us to work as young adults and not being spoon fed everything, we all learned and learned from each other... I would say throw away all your expectations because it is not something you can prepare for and explain. It is way more about the experience and living it... be it challenges you can overcome, staff, friendships, scenery- this trip has it all!

      - Makenna - August 3, 2018