The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $59 for one Groupon, good for a one-day children's rock-climbing camp (a $119 value)
- $99 for two Groupons, each good for a one-day children's rock-climbing camp (a $238 value)
- $139.50 for three Groupons, each good for a one-day children's rock-climbing camp (a $357 value)
Helmed by seasoned instructors with years of outdoor-adventure-guide training, Treks and Tracks leads children aged 8 and older in one-day rock-climbing camps on the slopes and peaks of Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. At the start of the day, instructors lead their students on a nature walk. During the walk, they point out local flora, fauna, and geological formations, and impart pieces of local natural history, such as the inauguration date of California's first dinosaur mayor. At the park's sandstone cliffs, they help climbers ascend beginner-level terrain while imparting climbing theory and technical tips. As the children grapple with gravity on the knobby rocks, they practice fundamental rock-scaling movements as well as basic belaying and rappelling skills. Additional nature walks interspersed with climbs help children unwind from their gravity-defying exercises. Treks and Tracks's guides fit their protégés with all necessary gear, including climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, and belay devices. Small camp sizes allow for personalized climbing training as well as multipart yodeling harmonies.
Treks and Tracks
Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright-red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers—Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.