The American River originates in the high Sierra Nevada west of Lake Tahoe. Its three main forks- the South, Middle, and North flow through the Sierra foothills. We will learn to navigate class 2 & 3 rapids as well as learn backcountry living skills. Wildernes trip leaders are Wilderness First Responder certified in wilderness medicine and have significant training in success counseling and non-violent communication. Wilderness trip leaders will work to provide campers with a mindful experience, leading one mindful activity a day such as yoga, meditation, walks, and team building activities. Campers will leave with new experiences, friends, appreciation for nature and for self.