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Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)
opens the beauty and challenge of the great outdoors to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth. Every year, more than 2,100 people join ETC to raft whitewater rivers, ski alpine meadows, kayak the waters of the Golden Gate and Tomales Bay, and build leadership skills.

Adventures that Awaken the Spirit
ETC trips enable participants to access the wilderness and develop an environmental stewardship ethic. Since 1972, ETC has shared outdoor adventures with disadvantaged youth and people of all ages, including those with visual or hearing-impairments, physical or developmental disabilities, and life-threatening illnesses. We also offer fundraising adventures for the general public and corporations to raise awareness of our mission. We welcome agencies, schools, and individuals of all abilities. Click here to watch ETC in action!

ETC's 2017 Make A Ripple Gala on May 7, 2017 is officially full but there are still many opportunities to contribute--and help ETC Make A Ripple! To learn more, click here.

Join Us for an Adventure in 2017! 


Keeping the great outdoors open to all.