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Intro to Backpacking

Ages 10-14

In partnership with the GOAL Foundation

Learn how to pack a pack, use backpacking equipment, how to practice the 7 Leave No Trace Principles, and experience a few short hikes with a pack before heading out on an overnight trip to the Causey Reservoir on Skull Crack Trail. Students will also have the opportunity to leave the course as Leave No Trace Trainers!

SESSION 1 | JULY 20-23

SESSION 2 | JULY 27-30

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Interested in taking junior and senior high studentsfrom your youth organization or youth group on an incredible wilderness adventure? Courses range from 4 to 8 days, wherein your students will experience the beauty of nature, engage in leadership development, learn and practice Leave No Trace principles, have the opportunity to become a Leave No Trace Trainer, and engage in spiritual formation through the sharing of life stories and discussions about how we are connected to the land, each other, and the wider world.


We work with various organizations, including Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis and faith communities, to create custom trips that suit the needs of their students. If you are interested in learning more about what these trips look like, reach out to us!

Tuition for these courses range from  $250-$650 per participant depending on length of trip. Scholarships are available! Contact us here for course and scholarship applications.

Backpacking Course Ages 12-18