Meet us

As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.”

-A.A. Milne

Ascend would not be what it is today without the incredible efforts of guides, volunteers, and administrators that have worked tirelessly since 2004 to provide meaningful experiences in wilderness for youth. Our staff takes pride in keeping our participants safe while facilitating opportunities to disconnect, enjoy the simple magnificence of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, and let imaginations wander and wonder as senses heighten and curiosity grows.

We owe an incredible amount to our predecessors and funders and are excited for you to meet us and learn about what drives Ascend!