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Create a unique educational experience for your group.

Grand Canyon Youth offers quality custom programs in Grand Canyon and on the San Juan River.

These trips can range from 4 to 7 days for groups of 15 to 23 participants with two adult chaperones. All of our custom Grand Canyon trips start from Diamond Creek. Transportation is arranged on a trip-by-trip basis.

Each year, over half of the programs we run are custom group trips. We have worked with over a dozen schools across Arizona, Texas, California, and Massachusetts, including charter, private, and alternative schools. We work with organizations like the City of Phoenix’s River Rampage program, which pairs “at-risk” youth with youth with special needs. Other groups have included Girl Scouts, botanical gardens, hospice groups, the Museum of Northern Arizona, church groups, and more.

Scheduling for custom trips begins in September for the following spring and summer. Space is limited. In order for groups to participate, we make sure that we have a “mission match” — in other words, our goals for the program align with yours. Each trip should:

  • Complete the pre-trip aspects of the program (community service, group fundraising, educational projects)
  • Engage youth in environmental awareness, teamwork and personal growth
  • Be safety- and education-minded while on the river
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