Registration for 2019 - Open Early Fall

Is your teen ready for a new adventure? Could they use a little more independence? Do you want them to learn how to travel and explore our amazing world? Do you dream of having a teen who goes off to college confident to explore new places and connect with new people? We have the solution and they're going to love it! 

The Basics

Age requirement:  Participants must be current high school students in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year.

Group size:  We cap our trips at 10 teens each.

Adult supervision:  Each trip is led by two adult leaders (one male, one female.)  All trip staff have years of experience running trips or working at camp and are highly qualified and certified. 

Accommodation:  We stay in private, single-gender dorm rooms within youth hostels during the Hawaii Trip and the Road Trip. 

Meals:  For the most part, we will be cooking our own meals.  The trip participants will all be asked to help cook at least one meal and to do the dishes several times throughout the trip.  Don't worry, a trip leader will be present at all times to walk them through anything they may not know :)

Electronics:  We do not allow laptop computers or tablets on our trips.  We will collect all cell phones at the start of each trip and hand them out to trip participants once in the middle of the trip for roughly one hour.  One of our goals on these trips is to encourage participants to connect with one another, which can be tough if they're all glued to their cell phones!

Teen leadership:  Teens who participate in one of our 2018 summer trips can be a summer camp Counselor in Training for FREE!  Click here for more information on how to apply.

More questions:  Contact Erin Moses at (805) 924-4019..

Scroll down to learn more about our different summer 2018 trip options!

Hawaiian Adventure Trip (Big Island/Kauai) - TRIP FULL

2018 Dates: Sat July 14 - Sun July 22

Price: $2,264 (includes airfare)

A true adventure to a tropical paradise!  This trip leaves California to explore two Hawaiian islands.  Starting on the Big Island, your teen will visit the famous Captain Cook's Cover, snorkel with sea turtles, experience Polynesian culture, and visit Volcano National Park.  Then, an island hop over to Kauai leads to a tubing adventure through dense tropical jungle, a hike to the breathtaking Na Pali coastline, and a visit to Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."  This is the way Hawaii should be experienced: going to the places that the tourists never find with great new friends!


  • 8 nights total: 1 night at a San Jose hotel, 3 nights on the Big Island, 3 nights on Kauai, 1 more night at San Jose hotel

  • Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers

  • Physical activities involve snorkeling in the ocean, swimming in a waterfall, hiking 5-8 miles over varied terrain, and a half-day tubing excursion

Great California Road Trip

2018 Dates: Sat July 28th - Sat August 4th

Price: $1,586

This will be our seventh time running this popular trip!  The Great California Road Trip provides teens the opportunity to experience travel in their own backyard.  From the world famous Redwoods in Big Sur to the infamous Alcatraz in San Francisco to the stunning views of Lake Tahoe, we’re going to see it all and hit every crazy tourist stop on the way! 


  • 7 nights total: 2 nights in Monterey Bay, 1 night in Santa Cruz, 2 nights in San Francisco, 2 nights in Lake Tahoe

  • Private, single-gender dorm rooms in youth hostels where trip participants can meet international travelers

  • We travel in a 12-passenger van

  • Physical activities involve walking 1-2 miles in San Francisco, kayaking in a bay, and a half-day whitewater rafting excursion