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Overnight: Bay to Sea Backpacking


Explore the wilderness of the Santa Cruz Mountains on our Bay to Sea backpacking trip. Campers will hike from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Pacific Ocean! This trip is an excellent introduction to backpacking, averaging 5 miles per day. Those with or without backpacking experience are welcome. Campers will learn basic wilderness skills, such as reading a map and camping with minimal impact on the land. They will also build lasting and caring relationships with friends and the environment.


Teen with backpacking pack points and smiles at camera while other teens with packs walk behind


Registration will open for this camp on Sunday, January 26th at 3pm.

Who Is This For?

Youth entering 10th – 12th Grades in the fall.


2 weeks with drop off on Monday morning and pick up on the 2nd Friday at 9:45am.


Bay to Sea is $1,800 for the 2 week long program.

Financial aid is available on a limited basis, by request, for all youth and families with financial need.  Applications will be thoughtfully considered on a case by case basis and we will notify you as soon as possible of your scholarship amount.  In line with our camp values of inclusion, equity and accessibility, we strongly encourage children/youth who have experienced marginalization or underrepresentation to apply. 

Please be sure to register for the appropriate session for your family: either “Bay to Sea – Paying in Full” or “Bay to Sea – Requesting Financial Aid”. Once enrolled, your email confirmation will include further instructions regarding the Financial Aid Application.

Camp Sessions

Session 1:  June 15 - 26
Session 2:  June 29 - July 10
Session 3:  July 13 - 24