-Beginning from our Lake Site, these 3 to 4-night youth backpacking trips explore the valleys, plateaus and mountain peaks of these beautiful Rocky Mountains. Along with breathtaking scenery and challenging hiking, campers will learn backpacking and outdoor skills. Two will be for Senior aged campers, and one will be for Intermediate aged campers. The out-trip sizes are kept small maximizing the opportunity to explore more areas as well as build relationships.
Campers will be expected to carry at least 30lbs in a 50-80 litre backpack; this includes personal as well as group gear. Campers should be physically capable of carrying their pack for at least 10 kilometres on rough mountain terrain. This includes trail hiking, off-trail hiking through bush, and steep rocky slopes. Out-trips will take place in varying levels of difficulty as outlined in our Out-trip Class System. Campers will be sleeping under individual tarps, 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 out-trip will be led by qualified Out-trip Directors who oversee all aspects of the out-trip program such as route, outdoor skills training, activities, meal preparation, and the spiritual focus of the out-trip.
Join us by taking this great opportunity to grow and explore the beauty of God’s creation this summer!
Interested to learn more about how we train our guides through COLTS? Visit our four-month long outdoor leadership programs website here.