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Make the Mountains Glad: Intergenerational Adventure in California’s High Sierra

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 7 - 12 years of age.

Share your love of the great outdoors with your grandchild. Hike through fragrant pine forests and wildflower-strewn meadows, clamber over granite boulders and swim in hidden mountain lakes. After each day’s adventures, enjoy one another’s company in the comfort of the Sierra Club’s historic Clair Tappaan Lodge. Read books, play musical instruments, soak in the hot tub, stargaze, roast marshmallows - and join hands for the big dance. In the words of John Muir, together you will “make the mountains glad.”


• Explore the crest of spectacular Donner Summit -- the early trade routes, emigrant trails, stagecoach roads and Transcontinental Railroad tunnels.
• Kayak, swim or relax on the shores of Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe.
• Ride the tram to the top of Squaw Valley for a day of swimming, skating and hiking.

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Program for grandchildren ages 7-12.

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Hiking 2-4 miles daily on varied terrain. Elevations of 7,000 feet.

Coordinated by the Sierra Club.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences


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