Based out of San Diego, California, UPCOUNTRY provides day and multi-day adventure tours, designed to experience God's grandeur through creation and play.

The new kid on the block for adventure in San Diego, safety in big nature is what UPCOUNTRY is all about. Participants are professionally guided into thrilling adventures on the trail and in the water around San Diego’s renown mountain biking and snorkeling locations.


For our multi-day, overnight experiences, down time at camp affords opportunity to share about the day’s adventures, while students are challenged into deeper intimacy with Jesus during program sessions and intentional solo time to more clearly hear God’s voice.

UPCOUNTRY exists to restore a lost sense of awe and wonder at God's splendor. Our aim is to step away from the distractions of the world in order that participants might more fully experience God.

This is what we believe:

  1. People were designed to live in relationship with God. Jesus makes that possible.
    Genesis 2
    John 14:6
  2. People were made to live in community with God and with each other.
    Genesis 2
    Hebrews 10:24-25
  3. Creation declares God's grandeur and is cause for celebrating His goodness.
    Psalm 19:1-4
    1 Chronicles 16:32-34

Stuff we get asked from time to time.

Since the summer of 2022.

To restore a lost sense of awe and wonder at God’s splendor.

Billy Walton has served the church, para-church, and camp ministries for over 10 years in various capacities. The common theme in all was joy expressed through play and laughter.

UPCOUNTRY multi-day adventures are on the Bradford Ranch property in Jamul, CA, an unincorporated community in San Diego County. Activities take us off-site to ride the east side of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and to snorkel in La Jolla at The Cove.

No. The activities selected, and their locations, are the right mix of accessibility and challenge for all participants along the active lifestyle spectrum.

Each student will participate in the day’s adventures. In the event of injury or illness, UPCOUNTRY staff will provide requisite care to address the issue, never leaving your student unsupervised or alone.

No. Participants sleep in pods of four with UPCOUNTRY staff at each. While each pod is in proximity to others, male and female  participants sleep in their respective pods never mixing or co-mingling.

No. Never. UPCOUNTRY has a 3-person minimum policy anytime participant/leader interaction requires private interaction or activity away from the group, i.e. transportation to the ER. Additionally, it’s UPCOUNTRY policy that the visiting organization abide and enforce the same.

No. Participants can only attend through an organization’s group registration.

Safety for all acitivities is the priority.

Before riding or snorkeling, participants are given a safety brief, skills check, and thorough walk-through of proper equipment use.

At least one UPCOUNTRY staff trained and certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) will be at each event. All staff are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid.

Finally, staff are certified as Level-1 BICP (Bike Instructor Certification Program) ride leaders and a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified diver will be leading the snorkel experience at all times.

For more information on each of the certifying organizations, follow the links below:

Bike Instructor Cerification Program

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Reference the suggested packing list created by UPCOUNTRY and provided by your organization’s leader after registration. This will be sent in an email.

Safety comes first in everything we do at UPCOUNTRY.

Precautions are taken for all food allergies and dietary restrictions. This information will be collected through an online form managed by the UPCOUNTRY team. A form link will be sent in an email by the organization’s leader. Once completed, the UPCOUNTRY team will review it reach out for additional information.

Of course! The best way is to coordinate details with your organization’s leader prior to departure.

Yes. Transportation must be worked out between the individual participant and the organization’s leader on how best to travel with it.

For additional questions or more information please reach out to us at info@upcountrysd.com.

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6977 Navajo Rd #301

San Diego, CA 92119



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