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Sun, Oct 08



Youth Camping Retreat- Channel Islands National Park

A weekend at the Channel Islands for girls 12-14 years old! We will take a boat to the island to camp, hike and explore. We will focus on enjoying the unique ecology, connecting with each other and reflecting on our wellness through group discussions. $175 Early Bird by 9.29.23 $200 Deadline10.4.23

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Youth Camping Retreat- Channel Islands National Park
Youth Camping Retreat- Channel Islands National Park

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2023, 7:00 AM – Oct 09, 2023, 4:00 PM

Ventura, Ventura, CA 93001, 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 or compact bag for a 1 night stay on the island. We will meet at the Island Packers headquarters in Ventura Harbor to board the boat early Sunday morning and return Monday afternoon. 

At camp, we will learn about basic camping and safety practices and venture from there for various 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.

You will need some of your own gear and we are able to supply some of the camping gear you might need (like big backpacks, sleeping pads, mess kits, headlamps, etc)

Beginners Welcome

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


Thursday, October 5th in the evening 

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

$200 - Includes all meals, boat tickets & campsite, group activities & lessons and group & some individual gear

*Registration Closes 4.5.23

$175 Early Bird by 3.24.23

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

Girls 12-14 years old

10 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.


  • Island Trip

    +$5.00 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Early Bird Ticket

    Before 9.29.23

    +$4.38 service fee
    Sale ended



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