• Latino Leadership

Backpacking Entre Amigos


From July 17th - 22nd, Entre Amigos was able to take 8 youth on a youth back country camping experience thanks to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.


Our youth spent 4 days and 3 nights in South Lake Tahoe, learning the principles of Leave No Trace, back country skills, and participating in team building activities. Many of our youth impressed us by stepping up when things got difficult for their peers; and, all were encouraging, patient, and caring with one another. We were fortunate enough to be paired with an instructor who was bilingual and bicultural, making the experience more meaningful for the youth and the Entre Amigos facilitators. Our youth were grateful for the representation and have expressed interest in going on another backpacking adventure.


A big thank you to Julia Kaseta, Youth Programs Manager, for going above and beyond to help us make this trip happen!