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Have you ever wanted to try backpacking but felt overwhelmed by where to start?
If you have always wanted to try the sport of Backpacking but felt overwhelmed with knowing here to get started, this course if for you! Starting with a classroom introduction to backpacking basics and followed with a 3 night backpacking trip into the mountains this will give you the knowledge and skills you need to determine if backpacking is for you!
Our intermediate course is designed to take someone who has backpacked a couple of times and thinks they want to progress to being able to plan their own backpacking adventures. By the end of the course, you will feel confident to pick a location, plan a route, gather necessary permits and coordinate with your buddies for your adventure!
This course is geared towards kids ages 8 to 14 that are interested in unsupported multi-day backpacking trips. During the course, they will be challenged with the basis of outdoorsmanship to include: backpacking gear, hiking, hydration basics, fire safety, basic rope skills knowledge, basic first aid, land navigation, outdoor cooking, basic survival...