Backyard Basecamp the trailhead to adventure.
Your summer will start on new territory as your team climbs over the worlds greatest mountains, stopping for cultural experiences, food, and adventures, all while making life-long friends.
You’ll have the hike of your life, as our trails and mountains aren’t for the faint of heart.
You’ll take the climb as no one has before, finding hidden stories and paths, all on your way to the summit.
Whether mountains, valleys, or glaciers are your thing, the best summer of your life is only one click away.
Stay true to the trail with Backyard Basecamp!
WE BELIEVE THE BEST VIEWS ARE THE HARDEST TO REACH.
OUR PROGRAMS PROVIDE A CHALLENGE, A TEAM, AND MENTORS. STUDENTS WILL LEARN LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, & SELF SUFFICIENCY IN WAYS ONLY THE MOUNTAINS CAN TEACH.
This was all started by our founders - Tyler and Kara Leigh Alden. With over 1,000 miles of trails and treks behind them, they wanted to make something where they could share what they’ve learned. Because they discovered something remarkable about trekking all over the world.
The Mountain Is the Message
Here at Backyard Basecamp, we have an obligation to share the merits and positive transformation the mountains we’ve trekked have given us to both as adults and as children.
Tyler and Kara Leigh both are passionate about bringing trekking and education into perfect bliss. They’ve learned so much from the mountains and landscapes they’ve traveled. Not only the best ways to travel - but some core lessons about self, empathy, and a respect for nature. Which is what inspired the founding of Backyard Basecamp and these core principles:
Belief In Yourself
Tyler and Kara built Backyard Basecamp to enable others to start others on the trail to discovering just how beautiful and full of promise the world is.
We hope you’ll join us.
MEET THE TEAM
Besides being a mountain guru (something I just made up), Tyler has over 10 years of hiking, camping, and scouting experience. He’s a proud eagle scout, educator, trained pilot, and community builder.
Kara Leigh is an educator at heart and has a passion for child development. For her, there’s nothing more pure than that of a child’s curiosity or when they have a moment of discovery. Kara Leigh is proud to say she has over 10 years of being an educator and working with children.