Adventure Down the Russian River on Kayak!

Russian River Teen Treks/Travesías sobre el Russian River

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The Russian River Teen Trek is the chance for teens to connect with and grow to love the beautiful river from the uniquely fun view of a kayak! Our experienced educators will guide youth in learning new skills centered on safely paddling themselves down the river and studying the rich flora and fauna of our watershed, while making new friends, building confidence, and disconnecting from screens for a few days.

2024 Trek Dates

Teen River Trek: Forestville to the Sea

Travesía de Kayak en el Río: de Forestville hacia el Mar 

  • Ages: 13 – 17
  • Dates: June 11 – 14, 2024
  • Days: Day 1: 9am – 3pm, Day 2 – 4: Overnight Camping
  • Russian River, Sonoma County
  • Cost: $625 with partial and full scholarships available based on need 
  • 11 – 14 de Junio del 2024
  • para participantes de 13 – 17 años  
  • $625 con becas disponibles 

Paddle with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Youth and Allies River Trek 

Remando con Orgullo: Travesía de Kayak en el Río para participantes LGBTQIA+ y Aliades

  • Ages: 13-17
  • Dates: June 24 – 27, 2024
  • Cost: $625 with partial and full scholarships available based on need
  • 24 – 27 de junio del 2024 
  • para participantes de 13 – 17 años  
  • $625 con becas disponibles 

What can you expect from a Teen River Trek?

  • 5 to 7 miles paddled daily, plus games, ecology study, storytelling, swimming, river play, yoga, etc.
  • Training in water safety and paddling skills.
  • Experienced guides certified in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swift water rescue.
  • No prior experience necessary, though you should have a level of comfort with being in and around water.


The Trek will be staffed by a stellar crew of experienced outdoor educators and water lovers. Core staff, who are wilderness first aid, wilderness first responder, CPR, and swift water rescue certified, will always be on the water with the teens. We will also be joined by a select team of dedicated and experienced adult volunteers excited to share their knowledge and love of the scenic Russian River. All our staff and volunteers have been fingerprinted and gone through a thorough background check. We will always have a minimum 1 adult to 5 youth ratio on the water.


LandPaths is actively committed to making camp accessible for all youth, regardless of socioeconomic inequities. We offer scholarships to 40% of our participants, with the goal that the camp is a true reflection of our diverse Sonoma County community.

Scholarships are limited and available based on need and availability.

*Filling out a scholarship application does not guarantee a scholarship. PLEASE wait for LandPaths’ staff to contact you with a scholarship approval before you register.

Questions? Preguntas?

Lesly Caballero

Pronouns: She/Ella

Senior Bilingual Education Field Specialist 

(707)544-7284 ext. 109

Thank you to the following partner for helping to make Russian River Teen Treks possible!

Coastal Conservancy logo


" I've never kayaked before and I am definitely going to do it again! "

Sierra, Russian River Teen Trek participant

" You’re going on this trek together. You’re feeling and getting to know the water. It changes your perception of the river because you’re part of it. "

Dani Elins, LandPaths volunteer and river camp specialist

Thank you supporting our mission to foster a love of the land.

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