Advanced Camper Backpacking

Get ready for some explorative backpacking in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We will hike for four days, starting at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center and ending at the Bolinas Bass Lake trail head. Camping will take place for three nights between Coast camp, Sky camp, and Wildcat. This trip is designed for teens between the ages of 14-18, and focuses on creating awareness around oneself, community, and environment. The distance of this trip will be about 20 miles (so previous experience is suggested), but the distance is broken up by time spent at amazing beaches, with beautiful views, and lots of games and snacks. Food is provided on the camping trip and a few youth backpacks are available. To celebrate our accomplishments we will spend the fifth day relaxing, swimming, surfing, and eating watermelon on Bolinas beach.

July 24-28, 2017
Cost: $460

Information letter & Gear List
for parents and campers

Description: Bolinas Stinson Summer Camp is bringing forward an intensive nature connection journey from the ridges of Limantour in Pt. Reyes, to the freshwaters and beaches of Bolinas.


There will be a MANDATORY meeting on the Sunday before the adventure. The dates of the backpacking trip: Monday-Thursday, July 24th-28th. This experience includes four days of hiking, three nights of camping, while the advanced campers explore twenty beautiful miles of the coastal trail, connecting two of our favorite West Marin locations. Up to 16 participants, between the ages of 14-18 years of age, will be traversing a trail that has been traveled for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, and will be celebrating the natural beauty of our local landscapes protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore.


Practicing Skills:

Backpacking & Camping
Surfing & Boogie Boarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Order of Survival (Water, Shelter, Fire, Food)
Plant and Animal Identification
Communication & Community Council

8-16 participants

14- 18 yrs old

4 days backpacking (20 miles, 3 nights)