Many of us are drawn to the open trail, our gear on our back, and map in hand, searching for some solitude next to a campfire far beyond the lights of the city. If these things seem appealing to you, then this course would be an excellent fit for you. This online backpacking 101 course will cover the tips and tricks of backpacking and low-impact camping from a Deaf outdoor educator. Topics will include proper gear selection, packing your backpack, meal and route planning, safety and risk management, water treatment, and waste management. By the end of this course, the many questions and concerns you have about backpacking will be answered, and you will feel prepared and well equipped for your next adventure.
Backpacking 101 will take place virtually. We are offering two sections to join: 4pm or 7pm EST please select which one you are registering for. Once you register and pay the registration fee you will receive access to the online materials and zoom link for the live virtual class date.
Registration fee is $15 for this course.
This course is intended for adults, if the participant is under 14 we request that an adult joins them, only one registration will be needed. If you are requesting accommodations for this course please request them two full business days before the course begins.