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Expeditions are traveling summer experiences, hosted by GSHCC staff. Exclusively for older girls, these programs combine adventure, service and leadership–resulting in lifelong memories. “Girl-led” rings true in these programs as girls design and implement aspects of the experience along the way. Our expeditions combine exciting adventure opportunities, traditional camping elements and community service. Girls have gone to Yosemite to enjoy the natural beauty, and assisted park rangers with making sure it stays beautiful for others to enjoy. At Lassen Volcanic National Park, girls have explored the peaks, active hydrothermal areas and worked with researchers to take water samples. Imagination, innovation and environmental impact come together at GSHCC Expeditions.

Each expedition is uniquely designed to expose girls to new cities, parks and communities. With so much to explore, these programs don’t visit GSHCC properties. 

This Summer

We have the following opportunities for the summer of 2018. Please click on the links to view the dates and full descriptions, and to sign up for these events! 


Expeditions: NorCal Explorers
Entering Grades: 7-11
Fee: $558

From Shasta to Lassen, we're going to explore some of the beauty that the northern state has to offer. Gaze up at the might Mt. Shasta, go underground at Lake Shasta Caverns national Natural Landmark, and go hiking throughout Lassen Volcanic National Park.


Expeditions: Intro to Backpacking
Entering Grades:
Fee: $402

Want to learn more about backpacking but not sure where to start? This Expedition is perfect for you! We'll be staying at Camp Fleming to go over basic backpacking skills like meal planning, water purification, and packing your pack. Entering Grades: 7-9 Fee: $402


Expeditions: Surf, Sand and Sail
Entering Grades:
Fee: $496

Join us for exciting watersport adventures and much more on the beautiful Central California coast! Take both surfing and sailing lessons, and explore a variety of local sites. 


Expeditions: SoCal Sojourn
Entering Grades:
Fee: $558

Adventurers that are looking for a unique National Park experience should join the Expedition Team for this week long outing. Explore Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, take a long look at the "must-sees" in the parks and create memories of your own.