Throughout the summer, Lasting Adventures, guides youth ages 11-18 on excursions in and around the Yosemite backcountry. While having fun, making new friends, and learning about the outdoors, these adventures focus on positive youth development. Staffed by professional educators and naturalists, our mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach youth the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. Through safe risk taking opportunities, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.