JOIN US FOR OUR EXCITING INTRO TO BACKPACKING EXCURSIONS EITHER TO THE MONADNOCK-SUNAPEE GREENWAY IN NEARBY NEW HAMPSHIRE OR WAPACK TRAIL IN TEMPLE NEW HAMPSHIRE!
As part of this 3-day, 2-night experience, you'll be introduced to the basics of backpacking, camping, finding and treating water, carry-in-carry-out, map reading, and Leave No Trace (LNT). This introductory backcountry-based adventure will build critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop basic survival skills through the incorporation of team building, adventure-based activities, and some good old-fashioned fun!
Our program leaders, Tom Durfee and Jen Greeke, are experienced educators and passionate nature enthusiasts, trained in both CPR and Wilderness First Aid to ensure your participant’s safety throughout the trip.
* No equipment is required. Please let us know well in advance of any mountain gear requirements, as through our partnership with the Appalachian Mountain group we will be able to provide it free of charge! During our Pre Flights, you will be introduced to the staff and be introduced to the hiking plan! We want this trip to be as stress-free and fun as possible!
Monday, July 9th, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Rescheduled Rain Date: Monday, July 16th, 2018 to Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Pre Flight*: Monday, June 25th, 2018 at Stage Fort Park Gloucester 6:00 pm
Monday, August 13th, 2018 to Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Rescheduled Rain Date: Monday, August 20th, 2018 to Wednesday, August 23rd, 2018
Pre Flight*: Monday, July 13th, 2018 at Stage Fort Park Gloucester 6:00 pm
One flat fee for both trips: $249.00
All Hikers Welcome!
These hikes are for hikers at all levels: beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced. Returning hiker and those with experience are encouraged to take a lead in introducing others to life in wilderness: navigation, hiking safety, water crossing, proper packing technique, food safety, bare bags, water safety skills and filtering, setting up the site, leaving no trace, and cooking.