Expedition Multi-Sport 5th – 6th Grade in California

Designed for 5th – 6th graders of all experience and ability levels, our weeklong multi-sport expedition camp lets kids explore El Dorado County—one of the most diverse recreation areas in California—taking on a range of adventure sports by day and camping under the stars by night. Located southwest of Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County encompasses Eldorado National Forest among the Sierra Nevada mountain range, featuring extensive trails, lakes, rivers and lush, subalpine trees.

After setting up a campsite that will serve as their home base for the week, campers (no more than 13 to a group) discover what the “multi” in our multi-sport program really means. Namely, embarking on a different adventure every day—biking extensive trails one day, rock climbing the next, plus hiking, stand up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting and acts of environmental service—all the while building technical skills and fostering a deeper appreciation for the outdoors.

From cooking on camp stoves to sleeping in tents, navigating a river to negotiating rocky terrain, expedition campers learn to meet countless challenges with intelligence and poise. It’s a confidence-building, life-changing experience that gives them the skills and independence they need for a lifetime of adventure.


CAMP PRICING Price Per Session
Camp Price $1,365

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Sleeping bag & pad rental $20



Entering 5th-6th


One-week session, Sunday - Friday. Pick-up/drop-off times are available in the Pre-Camp guide.




Grades Dates
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 1 5th - 6th 06/14/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 2 5th - 6th 06/21/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 3 5th - 6th 06/28/20 - 07/03/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 4 5th - 6th 07/05/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 5 5th - 6th 07/12/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 6 5th - 6th 07/19/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 7 5th - 6th 07/26/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 8 08/02/20 - 08/07/20 Join Waitlist
5th-6th Grade Expedition Multi-Sport CA Session 9 08/09/20 - 08/14/20 Join Waitlist
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The Week's Adventures

Whitewater Rafting


Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing

Stand Up Paddleboarding



 In partnership with American Whitewater, campers will have a blast rafting on the American River. They’ll practice paddling techniques, learn safety and equipment basics and work together to navigate their crafts.

Our hikes get campers out onto the trails and into the varied landscape of El Dorado County, teaching them about flora, fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they explore and gain respect for the natural world.

Whether they’re first-time bikers or regular riders, we get campers familiar with mountain biking technique, safety and equipment on Sly Park’s spectacular mountain bike trails. Campers may be divided into smaller groups based on biking ability.

Led by their experienced instructors, campers of all levels will practice rock climbing the crags and walls of Auburn Quarry learning how to tackle routes on a range of difficulty levels. They will start by getting comfortable with their climbing equipment—helmets, harnesses, ropes, and belay devices—then learn proper climbing skills and techniques. 

While trying their hands (and feet) at stand up paddleboarding, campers build core strength and good balance while playing fun games, mastering proper paddle strokes and team building by practicing rescue techniques.

Campers will learn to maintain a campsite, setting up and breaking down their equipment, keeping their space tidy and cooking meals in the backcountry. They’ll play games during downtime and swap stories around the campfire, building deep, lasting friendships with their fellow expedition-mates.

As they interact with their expedition-mates during the week—playing games, hanging out during downtime—campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

7 AM
Rise and shine!
7:15 AM
Morning Circle
7:30 AM
8:15 AM
Self & Group Care
Adventure #1
12:45 PM
Siesta! & Relax
1:30 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
4:30 PM
Daily Debrief
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
"Free Choice"
7:45 PM
Evening Activity & Campfire Chats
9:00 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

Already registered? All the information you need about your multi-sport expedition adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.

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While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.