Tuolumne River Adventure Club (TRAC)

In the Airport Neighborhood of Modesto, where nearly 50% of households live under the federal poverty level, the Tuolumne River Adventure Club (TRAC) provides transformative experiences for under-served youth by getting them outside, exploring the river and having fun. Our goal is to encourage youth to stay healthy and active, develop leadership skills, and become more engaged in and connected to their community.

The program targets 12 – 18 year olds, an age group that tends to struggle with an absence of positive adult role models and access to extracurricular activities, despite having the Tuolumne River Regional Park right in their backyard. Using a learn-and-serve model, TRAC youth participate in outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, canoeing, and fishing, to gain outdoor skills and an appreciation for the natural world.

The California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights says that every child should have the opportunity to:


  • Play in a safe space
  • Explore nature
  • Learn to swim
  • Go fishing
  • Follow a trail
  • Camp under the stars
  • Ride a bike
  • Go boating
  • Connect with the past
  • Plant a seed
Ana C. Talavera
Support Coordinator

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