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Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys announce 2011 Youth Backcountry Camps

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys are partnering for the fourth annual Youth Backcountry Camps summer program. All youths ages 14-17 are invited to attend 2011 Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC). These programs are a unique opportunity for teens to develop backcountry skills in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe. Make new friends while learning about the natural history of the basin, outdoor leadership, teamwork, and participate in a service learning project building part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

YBCC 2011 Dates

Session 1: July 6-8

Session 2: July 24-26

Session 3: July 28-30

Session 4: Aug. 14-16

For teens with some experience or interest in backcountry travel, we will also be holding YBCC2. Like YBCC, the five-day YBCC2 program focuses on backcountry skills and outdoor leadership development. This program provides an incredible wilderness experience for young people with experienced and well-trained staff from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys.

YBCC2 2011 Date

Session 1: Aug. 6-8

To register and for information visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. Call Tom Rodriguez at 775-298-0238.

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at info@tahoerimtrail.org or 775-298-0012, or visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and encourage stewardship, and provide access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

Sierra Nevada Journeysand#8217; mission is to empower youth through positive risk-taking and experiential leadership, science, and outdoor education. To accomplish this, Sierra Nevada Journeys offers hands-on classroom activities, residential outdoor experiences, and professional development training for educators. The organization was established in 2006, and has served more than 15,000 students and 1,000 teachers in Nevada and California. Sierra Nevada Journeys strives to make positive impact by building a community of youth who are leaders, scientists, and environmental stewards. Learn more about the organization at http://www.sierranevadajourneys.org.

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