The Witherbee Wilderness Camp is a unique opportunity for returning campers, entering grades 9 – 12 and recommended by our summer staff, to experience camp in a whole new way! Offered in partnership with Outward Bound California, this 10-day program features a 5- or 7-day backpacking trip combined with time at camp, and is both physically challenging and incredibly rewarding. Participants will backpack through beautiful landscapes such as Big Basin Redwoods State Park and the High Sierras, setting up their own campsites and making their own food along the way. There is no electricity, no electronics, no plumbing…just the participants, their guides, and the great outdoors! Campers will spend time at camp before embarking on their backpacking adventure to prepare for the trip, and will return to camp after their trip to debrief and participate in classic camp activities!
This program is physically challenging, including hiking across mountainous terrain and significant changes in elevation. Participants carry 30-40 pounds of equipment and supplies in backpacks, and live outdoors in tents. Participants bring their own clothes, and Outward Bound supplies all backpacking equipment – including hiking boots. Upon completion of this program, participants will become eligible to apply for the Arnold S. Nelson College Scholarship!
About Outward Bound California
For over 50 years Outward Bound California has provided the highest quality outdoor education programs. Their proven experiential learning concepts and rigorous safety standards make each program an opportunity for growth, impact, and transformation. Each Outward Bound program incorporates innovative design principles that lead to outcomes in character development, leadership and community service. All programs are facilitated by highly trained, dedicated, and compassionate instructors who create authentic connections with their participants and have years of experience and first aid wilderness training.
June 20 – 29, 2019
July 5 – 14, 2019
July 27 – Aug. 5, 2019
Space is limited!