Join us for a week of adventure in one of our many adventure programs designed specifically for teens. The teens become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group on trips that push beyond the borders of Camp Jones Gulch.  These programs allow teens to explore the natural environment, test their boundaries, and have fun! These sessions fill up quickly so register soon to reserve a space in this popular program.

Note: Most of our 2019 Teen Adventure Programs have already filled. Up for a backpacking adventure? Check out our BOLD & GOLD Program!

Sessions include:

Session      Camp Name Dates
1   Big Sur Explorers June 16 - 20
2 Surf Camp June 23 - 28
3 White Water Rafting A             June 30 - July 5
4 Santa Cruz Mountains Adventure       July 7 - 12
5 White Water Rafting B July 14 - 19
6 Yosemite Rock Climbing July 21 - 26
7 Super Camp July 28 - Aug 2
8 Lake Tahoe Adventure Aug 4 - 9










Join us as we travel to Big Sur Pfeiffer State Park, a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. Explore the tide pools of Partington Cove and marine ecosystems one day, and be deep in the mountain trails the next. Campers will hike along the river up to Pfeiffer Falls, discover unique swimming holes, and explore the beautiful gorge deep in the Big Sur backwoods.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 5 days, 4 nights: $770
Dates: June 16 - 20



SURF CAMP (Program Full, Waiting List Only)

Surf Campers will travel with YMCA Lifeguards and Staff to Surf School Santa Cruz and spend each day catching waves at beautiful beaches on the shores of Northern California. Learn the skills you need to paddle, pop-up, and balance by day and enjoy group bonding, team-building, and fun each evening. The group will enjoy nutritious meals and stay in supervised rooms at Surf School Santa Cruz's facility. Participants must be able to swim.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $990
Dates: June 23 - 28



WHITE WATER RAFTING (Program Full, Waiting List Only)

In a high adrenaline adventure, thrill seeking teens rally inflatable rafts down the Middle Fork and South Fork of the American River. Experience impressive rapids down miles of crystal clear water. Between rafting we will go on a hike in James Marshall Park, learn camping and teamwork skills, and enjoy access to a beautiful swimming pool and natural river swimming hole. Swimming proficiency is recommended but not mandatory.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $1020


White Water Rafting A: June 30 - July 5
White Water Rafting B: July 14 - 19



Santa Cruz Mountains Adventure (Program Full, Waiting List Only)

In this all new program, campers will bond as a team at our low and high ropes course, bike to a beach camp-out in Half Moon Bay, and kayak on the ocean, all just a short distance from Camp Jones Gulch. If your camper is looking for a fun challenge and adventure close to home, look no further. Participants must know how to ride a bike.

Grades Entering 7 - 11

Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $860
Dates: July 7 - 12



Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Camp Jones Gulch is teaming up with Yosemite Mountaineering School to bring you a trip to remember. Participants will start at our ropes course and climbing tower before joining the professional climbing instructors on the cliffs of Yosemite National Park. You will climb, explore, and camp at California's national treasure.

Grades Entering 8 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $960
Dates: July 21 - 26



Super Camp includes a busy schedule of high adrenaline fun starting with a ropes course day for teens to develop friendships and team bonding. Enjoy Raging Waters for some daredevil water slides and fun in the sun; thrill seeking at Paramount's Great America in San Jose, and Santa Cruz for an afternoon exploring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary followed by an evening of rides at the Boardwalk and a barbecue and overnight stay on the beach.

Grades Entering 7th - 11th
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $915
Dates: July 28 - Aug 2


LAKE TAHOE ADVENTURE (Program Full, Waiting List Only)

Campers will spend four nights camping near the majestic waters of Lake Tahoe. On each day of the week, a new adventure awaits: whether enjoying a guided kayaking excursion on the lake, taking in the beautiful forests nearby on a day hike, or boosting up the adrenaline on a sweet mountain bike ride. When not out adventuring, campers and staff will cook meals together, swim in the lake, and bond as a group.

Grades Entering 7 - 11
Fee 6 days, 5 nights: $910
Dates: Aug 4 - 9


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