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Camp Jones Gulch Resident Camp Programs for Questors (entering 7-9 grades) has specialty units in mountain biking. Camp runs from June 29 – August 23. Visit our website at www.campjonesgulch.org for more information.

Trips for Kids Benefit Festival
September 2003 dates coming when available.
Marin County, California
Epic Rides:  38, 25 or 16 off-road miles
Family Ride: 7 miles
Festival for all!

Our ride will start in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and will cover the beautiful trails of Mount Tam.  The epic rides will offer wide open coastal views, non-technical trails and challenging hills. Share the ride with mountain bike greats Gary Fisher and Juli Furtado.  For this year's event, located at the Headlands Institute, a non-profit environmental education program, we have added a family component.  Kids and their parents can ride a 7 mile loop through the Headlands and end the day at the Festival with environmental games.  All riders and the community are invited to the Fest for great food and drink, music, visits to the Marin Mammal Center, viewing of the mountain bike documentary "Sharing Mt. Tam" and much more.

All riders agree to set a personal fundraising goal of $500 to benefit Trips for Kids National.  Trips for Kids National is a non-profit organization providing mountain bike outings and environmental education to kids in communities across North America who would not otherwise have these opportunities. We currently have 15 chapters.  Help keep us in high gear as we conitnue to develop Trips for Kids Chapters across the country. Go online for more information and registration forms.

Go ride your bike. Golden Gate Park has sections closed every Sunday. A perfect place to ride with your children. More suggestions on riding bikes with kids is coming!

Aspiring Heights Youth Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking
Camp Philosophy: Aspiring Heights has been offering programs for youth rock climbers and mountain bikers for the past five years. The Climbing Camps were created to assist young people in making a transition from climbing indoors to climbing outdoors and expanding their outdoor experiences. The Mountain Bike Camps give youth the opportunity to ride on fabulous trails and improve their riding technique. Our programs provide proper safety techniques, professional climbing and biking instruction, environmental conservation, an appreciation of the outdoors, and most of all, fun.

Sierra Nevada Climbing or Mountain Biking
Rock climb, kayak, and mountain bike for five days in Bear Valley. Bear Valley is nestled in the Sierra's between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Valley. The area is comprised of granite-face and crack climbing of all difficulties, multi-pitch climbs and bouldering.

Bear Valley also offers spectacular mountain bike riding. From rugged trails, open meadows to steep terrain, there is something for everyone. These camps are offered to young people 9-17 years of age. The camps provide instruction in safety systems, technique. For climbing, we also focus on rappelling, setting anchors, and lead climbing.You will spend your days climbing, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, and enjoying the outdoors. Evenings will be filled with games and camp fire activities. Participants will camp at Bear Valley and all meals will be provided. Bag lunches will be brought to the climbing areas or on mountain bike rides each day.

Participants should be experienced in basic rock climbing or mountain biking. For rock climbing you should be proficient in basic skills which include belaying and knot tying. We prefer climbers to bring their own harness, climbing shoes, belay device, and lock carabiner. Mountain Bikers should bring bikes or rentals are available.

Dates: For summer 2002 not available.
Cost: $525
For more information:
visit Aspiring Heights or write Allison Levy 275 5th St. San Francisco, CA 94103
email: allison@aspiringheights.com or phone (415)378-3293.

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