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Wilderness adventure camp

Registration is now open.


Backpacking with Zephyr Point is back and better than ever! Join us as we launch the Wilderness Adventure Camp. A revitalization of our High Camp program, this unique summer adventure is designed to give participants of all ages an opportunity to experience the joys of backcountry camping. On this 3-night backcountry excursion, participants will hike and camp alongside our certified team of guides to experience the diverse forests, wide open grass meadows, granite cliffs and alpine lakes throughout the Lake Tahoe Region.

Wilderness Adventure Camp is an educational and exciting adventure for students of all abilities and experience levels. By the end of their course, participating students will be able to demonstrate their comprehension in areas such as backpacking, map and compass navigation, Leave No Trace ethics, and knowledge of Tahoe basin trees and wildlife.

Zephyr Point provides all backpacking equipment needed such as, packs, tents, stoves, etc. See you outside!

Example itinerary:

Day 1:

  • Camper arrival and check in
  • Dinner
  • Gear check
  • Stay on site at ZP

Day 2:

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for backcountry
  • Start at Meiss Meadow trail head
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at Meiss Meadow and set up camp
  • Dinner
  • Dessert and games

Day 3:

  • Breakfast
  • Pack up and head to Round Lake
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at Round Lake and set up camp
  • Dinner
  • Dessert and games

Day 4:

  • Breakfast
  • Pack up and head to Dardanelles Lake
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at Dardanelles and set up camp
  • Dinner
  • Dessert and games

Day 5:

  • Breakfast
  • Pack up and head to the vans at Big Meadow Trailhead
  • Lunch at the vans
  • Head back to camp for pick up and goodbyes

Example route:

What will Wilderness Adventure Campers need?

We will provide ALL backpacking equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack) and group gear (tents, stoves, etc). Campers will be responsible for providing some personal gear, such as clothing, hiking boots and personal cooking equipment (see packing list for more details). If you plan on bringing your own equipment, please take note of specific info about each piece of gear. Below is a packing list of everything else your camper will need!

Wilderness Adventure Camp PACKING LIST

2024 Details:


Middle & High SchoolJune 21-25
Middle & High SchoolJuly 8-12

Rate: $450

  • Non-refundable deposit due with registration: $100 per participant
  • Remaining balance and computed medical release forms due 14 days prior to program start
  • Please don’t let lack of funds be a hindrance. If you need help, don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
  • For registration assistance, please call for information at 775-588-6759 x 113

PCUSA RAINBOW – Geneva Presbyterian ChurchAt Zephyr Point Youth Camps, we aspire to create a sacred space where all campers can learn, grow, and thrive in a safe and inclusive environment. We welcome and celebrate the diverse identities and experiences of young people and strive to facilitate an equitable camp experience for youth of all gender identities or expressions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious or non-religious backgrounds, abilities or disabilities, and family compositions.