A week in the Galapagos of North America
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This environmentally conscious program takes you out to sea off the coast of California to one of the least visited National Parks - the Channel Islands. This little visited island chain is home to over 400 species of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Come join up to 17 other Girl Scouts on this week long adventure to Channel Islands National Park, also known as the "Galapagos of North America." We'll kayak through amazing sea caves, hike to the highest peak on the largest island, backpack cross the island to smugglers cove, see the universe over our heads, and play witness to the power of isolated evolution. On our travels to and from the island, we'll most likely see mega-pods of dolphins and other sea life.
Channel Islands National Park is a United States national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. Although the islands are close to the shore of densely populated Southern California, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped.
All you need is a love for the planet and a sense of adventure!
July 8 - 14, 2018; $1,950
Must be 14–18 years old at the time of the event.
All technical gear (kayaks, tents, sleeping bags) is provided. You'll receive a detailed packing list upon registration.
A $200 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.) You'll need to purchase your round-trip transportation to and from Los Angeles, California. ATS has scholarship opportunities available! Contact ATS for more information. Specific flight numbers will be provided when we send out the detailed packet around April 1st.