Let the kids run wild on a family trip designed to stimulate the senses, capture imaginations, and cultivate a love of the natural world. We'll keep children, parents, and grandparents occupied each day with hikes, games, water sports, nature programs, and yes, even a few breaks in between.
Looking for a different kind of vacation? Check out our family service trips. From clearing trails to learning about archaeology, these trips are the perfect opportunity for children to learn about the importance of taking care of the enviroment. Work schedules and projects are designed for kids, with plenty of fun activities to keep the whole family engaged.
Below are a few of our top picks. Check out a full list of family trips we're running in 2013.
Kids 8 and up: Bring your favorite adults to Tahoe for a week of fun activities and trail preservation. We'll visit the Donner Museum and Lake Tahoe, ride the Squaw Valley gondola, and more. More »
Join other families as we explore High Sierra trails, view volcanic and granite outcroppings, and kayak in mountain lakes. Hike among giant sequoias, on the Pacific Crest Trail, and through meadows dotted with wildflowers. More »
Raft wild rapids through spectacular redrock canyons where dinosaurs once thrived. We'll hike side canyons, paddle inflatable kayaks, and search for petroglyphs, fossils, and bighorn sheep. More »
Join other families as we explore the scenic Sierra Nevada. We'll kayak on Lake Tahoe, explore surrounding mountains and lakes, and unlock the secrets of geo-caching. More »
Savor five days of family activities on scenic Cape Cod. We'll enjoy beaches, kayaking, hiking, an evening boat trip on the bay, a Cape League Baseball game, and much more. More »
Bring your family and explore the beauty of the Rockies with a former park ranger. From the comfort of our lodge, we'll dayhike to alpine meadows, high-country lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and the Continental Divide. More »
Want quality time with your grandchildren? If you enjoy short hikes, wading in clear creeks, swimming in mountain lakes, and picnicking on the beach, don't miss this opportunity to create precious memories together. More »
Enjoy panoramic mountain vistas and activities with your family in the Eastern Sierra. We will hike near the Pacific Crest Trail, swim in mountain lakes, take a boat ride on Lake Tahoe, and learn about area history and ecology. More »
Calling all teens: Bring your favorite adult(s)--parent, grandparent, sibling, etc.--to the lush meadows of the Yosemite high country for family fun and rewarding service work. More »
Abundant wildlife, lush forests, sparkling waterfalls, and exciting rapids make this one of the West's premier river trips. Try an inflatable kayak, find the ideal swimming hole, and make new friends as we explore the Rogue. More »
The remote Wyoming Range is the perfect setting for this family adventure in the company of friendly pack llamas. We'll trek to Cliff Creek Falls, summit Hoback Peak for views of the Tetons, watch elk graze, and stargaze. More »
Splash through 40 fun rapids in 80 miles on one of the most famous rivers in the West. We'll enjoy hot springs and clear side streams, hike to ancient Indian art, and visit abandoned mines and homesteads. More »