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Great friends. Silly stories. Unbelievable accomplishments.  Each trip I go on with InspireOut, I realize just how much I am capable of achieving both in the backcountry and frontcountry.  Looking forward to our next adventure. – InspireOut Trekker 

InspireOut incorporates a philosophy of leadership and stewardship while providing inspiration through different subject areas such as art, astronomy, cooking, survival skills, and more.  Children will have the chance to step away from the distractions of the busy world to explore nature’s wonders, while also developing confidence and personal awareness.

 REGISTRATION OPENS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2018 AT 4PM


2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS:

ProgramDatesAgesMax/Min ParticipantsCostsEnroll
Status
Join us!
YBC-116 NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE
*Transportation provided

Location: Graeagle, CA
SAT JUN 23-
TUE JUN 26
alert-image Changed to entering 7th-9th grade10 max,
5 min
$3308/10Enroll
YBC-216 NOVICE
*Transportation provided

Location: Graeagle, CA
MON JUN 25-
WED JUN 27
Entering 5th -
6th grade
10 max,
5 min
$285 4/10Enroll
YBC-316 NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE
*Transportation provided

Location: Graeagle, CA
WED JUN 27 -
FRI JUN 29
Entering 7th-
8th grade
10 max,
5 min
$285
YBC-416 INTERMEDIATE
*Transportation provided

Location: Desolation Wilderness
SUN JUL 22 -
WED JUL 25
alert-image Changed to entering 7th-9th grade10 max,
5 min
$330
YBC-516 ADVANCED
*Transportation provided

Location: John Muir Trail via Mammoth Lakes
SUN JUL 15-
THUR JUL 19
alert-image Changed to entering 10th-12th grade10 max,
5 min
$4256/10Enroll

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*Transportation: Trekkers will be picked up and dropped off at a specified location in Sacramento area that is disclosed once trekkers are registered for their expeditions.

Enrollment Status: The enrollment status shown above specifies how many spaces have been reserved through completed registration to date.  Please note that these numbers are updated nightly – for the most up-to-date enrollment status, please click our “register” button to see how many spaces are available.  Programs can be cancelled and or changed due to low enrollment or weather conditions.


REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2018 SEASON (3 STEPS)

Step 1: Complete Payment Form for program (link found to specific expeditions in table above)

Step 2: Fill out our Online Registration Form

Step 3: Sign our Waiver – return via old school mail or scan/email to the following addresses:

Mailing Address: InspireOut 701 Oakdale St. Spc. 60 Folsom CA, 95630

Email: info@inspireout.org

**Once steps 1 & 2 have been completed, you will receive within 2-3 business days a confirmation email from InspireOut as well as an InspireOut Trekker Guide (PDF). We are available to assist you with any questions as you prepare for program.

(AS NEEDED) Step 4: Medication Authorization Form – IF your child takes any medications (EITHER PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS SUCH AS ADVIL) you must have your family physician complete and sign this form in order for your child to receive medication during program.  Mail or scan/email return. 


PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • ITINERARY: Primary focus on survival skills, leadership essentials, wildlife Identifications, natural art, gourmet cooking in the wild, and astronomy.
  • GRUB:   Please bring a packed lunch for first day.  All meals and snacks are provided, beginning with dinner the first day of program and ending with lunch the last day of program.  Most dietary needs can be accounted for.
  • COST: See above dates for costs of programs.  Costs include mIMG_4555eals, engaging instruction, incredible nights camping under the stars, and priceless memories with new and old friends.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Trekkers will be picked up and dropped off at a specified location in Sacramento area that is disclosed once trekkers are registered for their expeditions.
  • MILEAGE:  Hiking mileage for basic programs will vary from 3-6 miles per day.

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GEAR ESSENTIALS:  

 A gear checklist will be sent to you in your InspireOut Trekker Guide (PDF).  If you have any questions or need assistance in finding/renting gear, let us know and we can help!  IMG_4645

BELOW ARE MANDATORY GEAR ITEMS: 

  • Outdoor Backpack with hip belt [Please contact us if help needed with finding a pack!]
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sneakers with tread or hiking boots
  • Wool socks (preferably a thin pair and thick pair)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm jacket (if possible, down)

NOTE: Tents and stove/cookware are provided for by InspireOut.  Participants are divided into same gender tent groups.