2018 Teen Wilderness Hike (1 of 2 Trips) APPLICATIONS CLOSED
We will guide up to two groups of 8 youth from 13 to 19 years old on a 3-4 day backpack trip into the backcountry. The trips for 2018 are planned to be in the Mt. Adams wilderness. In order to serve more teens in 2018, we are scheduling two trips. The first will be August 9-12 and the second August 16-19. The youth will be guided by 3-4 adults, each experienced in one or more of the following areas: wilderness travel and camping, wilderness guiding and/or grief support group facilitation.
This trip is for all experience levels. If you have never been backpacking, or even camping, we are ready to accompany you on this journey. You will need to be able to walk 3-4 miles in a day, and be able to carry a 30-35 pound pack.
What to Expect:
You will learn backpacking skills including wilderness food prep, camp siting and setup, old school backcountry navigation with compass and maps, leave no trace methods, and staying safe in the wild. Along the way your curiosity about geology, plants, birds, stars, and weather will be stoked. We will have activities and conversations about grief and how that impacts you as we hike along the trail. You will be with peers who have had people die and so you will not have to explain yourself. We believe the best support you can have is each other. You will also be with leaders who have skills and experience in guiding. The entire camp experience is designed to support the participants and have some fun.
For more info, please review the FAQs
This trip is supported by our donors, including: