Wilderness adventure camp

2024 Dates: June 28 – July 2

Adult Registration Open Now!


Who says adults can’t go to summer camp?

Whether you’re new to backcountry camping or an experienced backpacker, this camp is for you! Join us at Wilderness Adventure Camp, where adults can immerse themselves in the best of group backcountry camping – building friendships by the campfire, facing rewarding physical challenges, and exploring breathtaking landscapes – all without the hassle of planning! Zephyr Point has long been a leader in youth backcountry exploration in the Tahoe Basin. In 2024, we’re thrilled to extend this opportunity to adult audiences.

During this unique summer adventure, you will experience a 3-night, guided backcountry excursion. Alongside our experienced team of certified guides, you are invited 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 participants of all abilities and experience levels. Not only does Zephyr Point plan all the details of the route, but we also provide all the backpacking equipment needed such as packs, tents, stoves, etc. 

See you outside!

Example itinerary:

Day 1:

  • Participant 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 you need?

We will provide ALL backpacking equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack) and group gear (tents, stoves, etc). You 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 you will need!

Wilderness Adventure Camp PACKING LIST

2024 Details:

Dates: June 28 – July 2


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, 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 all people and strive to facilitate an equitable camp experience for participants of all gender identities or expressions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious or non-religious backgrounds, abilities or disabilities, and family compositions.