Range of Light Wilderness Immersion Program

“The beauty is in the walking—we are betrayed by destinations.” —Gwyn Thomas

The Range of Light Wilderness Immersion Program, a three-week intensive wilderness learning experience in the Southern Sierras, offers students a unique mixture of leadership development, natural history education, wilderness skills training, and opportunities for profound self-reflection and personal growth. Each class of participants is comprised of Thacher students, non-Thacher high school students, and student bound for college with need-based scholarships available for all students. 

Summer Work Opportunities

Students and wilderness professionals come to the southern Sierra Nevada for summer work at Golden Trout Wilderness School. Younger workers learn how to pack donkeys, use a crosscut saw, up their cooking game, and gain numerous other skills as they help maintain the facility and tend to programs. College-age employees, instructors, and volunteers help administer the programs and manage the younger staff. Everyone enjoys the magical experience of spending extended time in the sublime, subalpine summer Sierra. If you'd be interested in lending a hand, please contact the Program Director, Cam Spaulding, at cspaulding@thacher.org for details.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.