in Olympic and Yosemite National Parks

While backpacking with NatureBridge, you will:

  • Explore the STUNNING WILDERNESS of a national park.
  • Use SCIENCE to gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings.
  • Strengthen your LEADERSHIP skills.
  • LIVE SIMPLY, bringing only what will fit in your backpack.
  • Create long-lasting FRIENDSHIPS with people from all different backgrounds.
  • STRENGTHEN college applications with hands-on research and presentation experience.
  • Have FUN!

All trips specifically designed for high school students. No backpacking experience is necessary!


Which adventure will YOU choose?

Yosemite National Park

Hear from 2017 participant Marisa about her achievements on the program, what she learned, and how she is using her experience back home.

14-day Wilderness Expedition Session 1

June 24 - July 7, 2018

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14-day Wilderness Expedition Session 2 

July 15 - 28, 2018


Armstrong Scholars


(female backpacking program)

July 15 - 28, 2018

Olympic National Park

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7-day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Adventure


July 15 - 21, 2018

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13-day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Expedition


July 22 - August 3, 2018


21-day Marine Science Exploration Crew with the Student Conservation Association

July 1 - 20, 2018 & July 29 - August 17, 2018