Back 2 Nature Program

San Bernardino Teens Go Back 2 Nature
Posted on Jun 22, 2023

San Bernardino Teens Go Back-2-Nature

For five days and four nights between June 12 and 16, twenty-eight teens from San Bernardino went on a camping trip to Wrightwood's Camp Elk as part of the Parks and Recreation Department's Back 2 Nature program. 

While at Camp Elk, the teen's days were filled with hiking, swimming, rock climbing, archery, and other activities. All costs, including equipment, transportation, and meals were provided.

Funded by the California Outdoor Equity Grant Program, Back 2 Nature is designed to provide opportunities for urban youth to experience and enjoy the outdoors. Based at the Rudy C. Hernandez Community Center, the program includes approximately 72 activities in the San Bernardino community for approximately 2,000 participants and 42 trips to natural areas for approximately 2,200 participants during the three years of the grant.

Activities in the community include community park clean ups, conservation education, family overnight camping preparation and youth overnight camp preparation.

Trips to natural areas outside of the community include youth overnight summer camp at Camp Elk Summer Camp in Wrightwood, teen overnight Camping in Wrightwood, family overnight summer camp Silverwood Lake in Hesperia, winter overnight family camp in Cedar Glen, and day trips to Sea World San Diego, North Etiwanda Nature Preserve, and Santa Monica Pier Preserve.

For more information on the Back 2 Nature Program, contact Trina Moore at (909) 384-5233.


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