Beginning from our Lake Site, this incredible weekend Father and Son backpacking trips explore the valleys, plateaus and mountain peaks of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Along with breathtaking scenery and varying levels of hiking challenges, you and your son(s) will learn backpacking and outdoor skills. This weekend outtrip is for those with sons 12 years old and up. The outtrip size is limited in order to maximizing the opportunity to explore more areas as well as invest in relationships. The focus is biblical, with an outstanding setting of the wilderness. Enjoy speaking times by the fire accompanied by beautiful hikes into remote locations, but most importantly, come expecting to share an amazing experience together as a Father and Son.
You and your son will be expected to follow and respect the Outtrip COVID Protocol and expectations that we have in place for our programs this summer. You will each be expected to carry at least 30lbs in a 50-80 litre backpack; packs will include personal as well as group gear. Participants should be physically capable of carrying their pack for at least 5 kilometres on rough mountain terrain. This may include trail hiking, off-trail hiking through bush, and steep rocky slopes. Outtrips will take place in varying levels of difficulty as outlined in our Outtrip Class System. You and your son(s) will be sleeping under a single tarp or tent, the food will be cooked on camp stoves or over a fire, and all food and wildlife attractants such as soap, bug spray, or toothpaste will be hung from a bearline.
The outtrip will be led by qualified Outtrip Directors who oversee all aspects of the outtrip program such as route, outdoor skills training, activities, meal preparation, and the spiritual focus of the outtrip. The Outtrip Directors are also responsible for the safety of the group and are equipped to respond to any first aid or medical situations. We expect all group members to respect the leadership of the Outtrip Directors.
Join us by taking this great opportunity to invest in your relationship with your son and explore the beauty of God’s creation together this summer!