The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), and the City of South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) are partnering for a three-day program that will introduce teens (ages 12-14) to a wildlife survivor’s state of mind. All eligible teens are invited to come unplug and gain a greater awareness of Tahoe’s natural inhabitants.

This annual program is a great opportunity for teens to make new friends while learning about wilderness survival, navigation (map/compass and GPS), Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, local ecology and geology, and backcountry cooking and nutrition. Participants will backpack approximately three miles per day and develop crucial backcountry skills while out on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

YBCC -Wildlife Survival (3-dayages 12-14 – Aug. 1 to 3 – $295

Gear, food and transportation will be provided for all participants. All programs are instructed by experienced and well-trained staff from the TRTA, TINS and the City of SLT. Partial scholarships are available. To determine your eligibility, please contact Justine by phone (775) 298-4492 or email [email protected].

Registration is available online at

For more information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, call (775) 298-4485 or visit The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.