Summer 2019 programs are online and registration is open!
Summer dreaming starts now.

Backpacking, Science, and Adventure in Olympic and Yosemite National Parks

While backpacking with NatureBridge, you will:

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

  • 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!

No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available!

Where will your summer take you?

Olympic National Park


Olympic Science Expedition
June 23 - July 5, 2019
Two Weeks | High School


Olympic Science Adventure
July 7 - July 14, 2019
One Week | High School

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NEW! Olympic Science Adventure: Middle School!
June 23 - June 29, 2019
One Week | Middle School

Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Science Expedition
June 23 - July 6, 2019

Two Weeks | High School

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Armstrong Scholars: Female Backpacking Program


Yosemite Science Adventure
July 13 - July 20, 2019
One Week | High School


NEW! Yosemite Science Adventure: Middle School!
July 7 - July 13, 2019
One Week | Middle School