The unique environments of the Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur coast, and Ventana wilderness set the tone for the Coastal Mountain Base Camp or Backpacking program. The experiential program allows students to learn as a result of direct, hands-on guided exploration through the ruggedly beautiful terrain of the northern Santa Lucia Mountains, the diverse flora of the Big Sur coast, and the tranquil beauty of Monterey Bay.
This program can be an excellent introduction to outdoor living, push the limits of even the experienced backpacker, or a combination of both depending on the group’s desires. All of these landscapes are rich with activities that provide students with the opportunity to learn about an abundance of coastal mountain and marine ecology in addition to gaining new perspectives on the value of diversity and joy of supporting other people in their common endeavors.
As students challenge themselves backpacking in the majestic mountaintops, Positive Adventures will be there to ensure that new discoveries endure and students derive the greatest possible benefit from their outdoor experience.
Our programming not only takes advantage of the natural surroundings but also has strong elements of leadership and team building built into the curriculum. Your students will leave with a sense of renewed camaraderie, a deeper appreciation for their classmates, and a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship.