The Backpacking Training Program offers great new
outdoor adventures for girls and adults! Designed for individuals, our
three-step wilderness progression safely takes girls and adults out of
the campground and into the woods.
Wilderness Hiking, the first in the outdoor backpacking
progression, this one-day training teaches adults and girls (sixth
grade and up) the essential skills and knowledge necessary for
exciting wilderness exploration. The course covers safety, proper gear
and equipment, the Leave No Trace ethic, building independence in
girls, and laying a strong foundation for more extraordinary
adventures, such as backpacking. The class fee includes course
materials and a "Ten Essentials" starter kit. Register for Wilderness Hiking.
Basic Backpacking teaches everything adults and girls (seventh
grade and up) need to know to begin a true, multi-night wilderness
adventure. Hikers gain the knowledge and skills they need to make
important decisions about gear, clothing, and trip planning so that
they can hit the trail feeling confident and self-sufficient. Training
includes classroom instruction, group day hike, and backpacking trip.
Prerequisite: Wilderness Hiking. Register for Basic Backpacking.
Advanced Backpacking Trips safely takes girls and adults on
unforgettable wilderness adventures where they'll enjoy the majesty of
nature along with the camaraderie of fellow backpacking enthusiasts
all while building higher level skills. Prerequisites: Wilderness
Hiking and Basic Backpacking. Register for Advanced Backpacking Trips.