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Fri, Apr 05


Santa Barbara County

Youth Backpacking Retreat- Middle School Girls

A weekend in the backcountry for Middle School Girls! We will backpack a few miles to our campsite, enjoy a day in nature and spend time connecting with ourselves and each other through wellness discussions. April 5-7, 2024; 2 nights $350 by 3.27.24 $325 early bird by 3.8.24

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Youth Backpacking Retreat- Middle School Girls
Youth Backpacking Retreat- Middle School Girls

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 07, 2024, 12:00 PM

Santa Barbara County, Los Padres National Forest, California, USA

About the Event

This is a unique opportunity for kids to unplug from their regular lives, fully immerse in nature and focusing on their wellness!


Participants will pack up all they need in a backpack for a 2 night stay and we'll hike out to a backcountry campsite. There we will set up camp, spend some time relaxing/swimming and also enjoy group discussions throughout our time. 

Our aim is to provide light support around our wellness through group discussions, mindfulness activities and lessons in healthy coping. This experience is not therapy, but will feel therapeutic.

At camp, we will learn about basic camping and safety practices and venture from there for various group activities and hikes. Throughout the experience, we will engage in a variety of group discussions, self-reflections in journaling and lessons on healthy coping skills to provide support around wellness. This experience is not therapy, but will feel therapeutic with all the activities and experiences incorporated. 

The facilitators will provide a supportive, educational and safe experience in nature through their backgrounds in therapy, wilderness education and wilderness first aid training.

We have 7 sets of backpacking gear for those who need it (big backpacks, sleeping pads, mess kits, headlamps, etc), so all you will need is a few of your own personal items and we can provide the rest! 

We will provide a though packing list upon registration.

Beginners Welcome

No camping or backpacking experience required. We will support and teach you all you need to know.


Thursday, March 28th in the evening 

We will go over and pack all the gear, go over guidelines & answer any questions 

$350- Includes 2 nights & all meals, gear and experiences 

*Registration Closes 3.27.24*

$325 - Early Bird by 3.8.24

(scholarships available upon request by going to the scholarship tab of the website)

Middle School Girls

8 spots available


This event is subject to cancellation or postponement if we get fewer than 3 registrants or in the event of unsafe or unsavory weather conditions. If there is a need to postpone or cancel, you will be notified with as much advanced warning as possible and a refund will be issued in the event of a cancellation.


  • Backpacking Ticket

    +$8.75 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Early Bird Backpacking Ticket

    Before 3.8.24

    +$8.13 service fee
    Sale ended



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