Backpacking 101- Assateague Island National Seashore


First time backpacker, experienced backpacker looking to freshen up your skills?  This course is for you.  You will be lead by two trained CorpsTHAT Instructors who are experienced backpackers, trained in Wilderness First Aid and fluent in ASL.  Instructors will guide participants on a one night backpacking trip with easy to moderate terrain that starts and ends at Gallaudet University. Participants will learn about how to pack a backpack, backpacking cooking skills, Leave No Trace Wilderness Ethics, basic map reading and how to plan their own backpacking adventure.




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Program: Assateague Island National Seashore

Program Dates: May 9th to 10th 2020

Participants limit: 10

Instructors: 2


Assateague Island, is located 3 hours away from Gallaudet University in Assateague National Seashore. Trip mileage will be between 7 and 8 miles round trip and easy to moderate terrain.  Participants will camp in the backcountry for one night. Participants will meet at Gallaudet University at 7:30am to go over basic training and then pack up the CorpsTHAT Van and head off to the park. Meals, transportation and group gear (such as tents, cooking ware, stove, water filtration and if needed a backpack.) Participants will return to Gallaudet University by 6pm on Sunday and complete a debrief and program survey.  Two months before the trip’s departure a welcome packet including a personal packing list will be emailed to registered participants.


Backpacking Accommodations:

  • Hiking on designated trails
  • No flushing Toilets, all needed training on how to go to the bathroom in the backcountry will be provided
  • No Showers
  • Tent Camping
  • Each participant will carry their own gear as well as group gear in a backpack on their back
  • All food will be provided during the course, dietary restrictions will be accommodated to the best of our ability


Cancellations made more than 14 days before the trip will receive a refund for the full dollar amount minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the trip are not eligible for a refund.  CorpsTHAT reserves the right to cancel any trip due to incompatible conditions for the activity. In the event CorpsTHAT cancels the trip you will receive a full monetary refund.


Due to the nature of outdoor recreation all locations, activities and times are subject to change. We love mother nature but sometimes she’s hard to plan with. Weather, water levels, trail conditions, roads closures, and fires can change any trip with little warning. We appreciate the patience, understanding and flexibility of all parties involved in our outings. If changes need to be made we will update our information in a timely manner and will always notify registered participants as soon as possible.


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