Alumni Natural History Program
It was over 50 years ago that a small group of dedicated alumni secured the lease to a parcel of land in the southern Sierra Nevada known as Golden Trout Camp. Since then, the camp has been the site for thousands of people, young and old, to step out of the grind of their daily lives and to reconnect with nature. Urban youth, amateur naturalists, and decades of Thacher students have visited the camp, using it as a campus for the study of the natural world and themselves. Alumni have gathered with their families and classmates around its tables and campfire, deepening their personal connections while climbing mountains, swimming in alpine lakes, and enjoying the grandeur of the Sierra in its summer richness together.
At this time the Alumni Encampment at Golden Trout has been temporarily suspended due to permitting issues with the U.S. Forest Service. If you have any questions please reach out to our office. We hope that we can bring back this wonderful experience to the community soon.