California is calling, will you answer? Telluride Academy is ecstatic to unveil a brand new program for all the eager California explorers, surfers and city slickers alike. California Calling offers an array of captivating and unique adventures that can not be missed. During this eclectic 12 day expedition we will jam pack three world famous National Parks, three days of surfing in the California sun, and two nights in San Francisco! To kick of our journey to the west coast we will hike the Narrows at Zion National Park and camp for two nights. We will then continue our pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park where we will sleep under the stars and find our inner peace before our toes hit the sand in Monterey Bay. Surfs Up! Whether you are a pro on the or a beginner on the board you are sure to have a great time as we spend the morning catching waves and the afternoons exploring the local region. We will revel in Central California’s beauty in Big Sur, come face to face with sea creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and ride a roller coaster into the sunset at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Our adventure doesn’t stop there, grab your cameras, as we journey up the coast to San Francisco! Where we practice our photography skills and visit Pier 39, Golden Gate Park and Ghirardelli Square. For our final California adventure we will paddle and swim in Lake Tahoe’s pristine blue waters. During the last days of our time together we will reflect on our travels at Great Basin National Park before we arrive home to enjoy the rest of summer! Don’t miss Telluride Academy’s brand new classic as we uncover California’s treasures with the locals themselves.
Program Schedule: *Subject to change
Day 1: Meet at the Academy (time TBA). We'll discuss trip logistics, plan our menu, load our van and hit the road! Drive to Zion National Park.
Day 2: Hike through the waters of the world-famous Zion Narrows! Enjoy a brilliant sunset in the valley and camp along the Virgin River.
Day 3-4: Travel to Yosemite National Park and explore El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and other incredible features in this massive glacier-carved valley of granite.
Day 5-8: Surf the waves of Montery Bay and Santa Cruz. Explore Big Sur, the Montery Bay Aquarium, and the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. Take in the ocean air and get stoked on the coastal lifestyle.
Day 11-12: Explore Lake Tahoe and Great Basin National Park. Drive back to Telluride for hugs and high fives. Parent pick-up.