FYJ Trips

Find Your Adventure! 

Up for hiking through the wilderness with new friends, camping outdoors, learning to surf the waves at the local beaches, or, enjoying a fun outdoor activity? Check out these experiences and be sure to review the location, difficulty level and sample itiernaries to get to know each adventure. Once you have an idea of which journey's you are interested in, complete the application form and click the button below. 

Registering before July 5 guarantees you higher priority and maximizes your chances of securing your desired trip. If you're unable to meet this deadline, we encourage you to complete the registration form and email the Outdoor Programs office promptly to explore any available options.

Trip Track: Camping Experience

Length: 7 day program

Camping trips will have access to water, toilets, vans where folks will sleep in tents on established campsites, typically around other visitors.

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Zion National Park Adventure

Location: Utah
Description:  Adventure awaits you in Zion National Park! This trip includes camping, hiking the Narrows of the Virgin River, the West Rim Trail, and a day of canyoneering and rappelling with experienced guides. While all aspects of the trip are made with beginners in mind, the adventure level is high (as are the heights).


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Pacific Coast Highway Adventure

Location: Along the Coast, California
Description:  Maybe the best kept secret on the West Coast, the Central Coast of California is unique and spectacular. This trip experiences some of the best the region has to offer, with coastal camping, sea kayaking, day hiking, and exploration of the rugged coastline of the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. 




Sequoia National Park Adventure

Location: Sequoia, California
Description:  Love big mountains, big trees, big rivers, and big fun? Based in Sequoia National Park, on this trip you will get to experience the most massive trees in the world, spend time in the picturesque high mountains, and experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the mighty Kern River. The rafting day includes professional guides, instruction, and all the safety equipment needed. 


Trip Track: Wilderness Experience

Length: 7 day program

Wilderness trips take place away from vehicles, established campgrounds and typical facilities, sleeping in wilderness areas of public lands. 


High Sierra Backpacking

Sample Itinerary from 2023

Location:  Yosemite, California
Description:  Travel deep into California's Sierra Nevada mountains to learn backcountry travel skills, Leave No Trace ethics, and build a community of peers. The trip has significant elevation gain, so some physical fitness is recommended.



Sequoia National Park Backpacking

Sample Itinerary from 2023

Location:  Sequoia, California
Description:  Home to the most massive trees in the world, soaring granite mountains, pine forests and spectacular rivers, Sequoia National Park is a worthy destination for your FYJYou’ll spend your time in the Sequoia backcountry, on the shoulder (and maybe even summit) of the picturesque Alta Peak. 


Camp Track: Sleepaway Camp Experience

Length: 7 day program

NEW IN 2024! FYJers on the Camp Track will stay in cabin-style accommodations, with showers, bathrooms, and a bed, sharing a cabin with other participants.

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Sleepaway Camp Adventure

Location: Angelus Oaks, CA
Description: Seeking the ultimate summer camp escapade? Set amidst the local mountains, prepare for a whirlwind of excitement. On this track you will delve into activities and team building alongside your cabin groups. Of course there will be all of the fun camp things - like crafts, games, lakeside canoeing, archery, high ropes, and evenings by the campfire with s'mores galore—all with comfy cabin accommodations included.