Sierra Adventure

For two unforgettable weeks full of summer adventure, hike though wildflower-filled valleys, along pristine mountain lakes, and below granite peaks in California’s Sierra high country.

Explore California’s Sierra high country.

We’ll gather in San Francisco, then head east to spectacular Lake Tahoe. At Tahoe, we’ll hike and kayak — two ideal ways to explore this beautiful part of the world. Most Overland students will be new to kayaking, and our guides will teach us paddling strokes as we glide across Emerald Bay and marvel at Tahoe’s clear blue water. On the trail, we’ll hike high above the lake through stands of fragrant pine and past the last of the winter’s snow. As with everything at Overland, hiking is a group activity, with leaders at the front and rear, and frequent stops for water, snacks, and rest. The goal is to have fun, make friends, and develop skills and fitness while enjoying the Sierra sunshine.

After our time in Tahoe, we’ll enjoy two days of rafting on the American River — splashing and laughing our way down the river with professional guides at the helm. After the first day of rafting, we’ll camp on a beautiful beach right on the water, and then we’ll wake up to a second day of fun on the river. Rafting is a great way to experience the West, and the American River is perfect for us: there are fun rapids and long stretches of calm water. Beginners and experienced rafters alike will enjoy our time on the water.

To wrap up our Sierra adventures, we’ll travel to Yosemite to explore on foot one of the world’s most famous — and most beautiful — national parks. We can expect warm, sunny days and clear, cool nights — as nice as it gets for hiking and camping.

In San Francisco at trip end, we’ll celebrate all of our accomplishments, all of the fun we’ve had, and all of the friendships we’ve made in California’s rugged and beautiful mountains.

Sierra Adventure offers the chance to see the West with an enthusiastic, adventurous group guided by caring, capable Overland leaders. All of the trip’s activities have been carefully chosen to suit 4th, 5th, and 6th graders — it’s a great way to experience Overland.

Good Things to Know. The group is always small — no more than 12 students — and we always have carefully chosen and thoroughly prepared leaders. The itinerary is crafted to provide just the right mix of activities — the goal is to have every student love their Overland experience. The camping is in private campgrounds and state and national parks, all of which offer full facilities, including hot showers. Meals are wholesome, nutritious, and varied… and they’re fun group projects with input from everyone and lots of guidance from the leaders. Getting to and from the trip is a breeze: there are excellent flight options into San Francisco and we provide supervision on arrival and departure so that travel days go smoothly.

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