Beginning from our Lake Site, these weekend family backpacking trips explore the valleys, plateaus and mountain peaks of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Along with breathtaking scenery and varying levels of hiking challenges, your family will learn backpacking and outdoor skills. The outtrip size is limited to your family, maximizing the opportunity to explore more areas as well as build healthy family relationships.
Every member of the family will be expected to follow and respect the Outtrip COVID Protocol and expectations that we have in place for our programs this summer. Adults and older youth will be expected to carry at least 30lbs in a 50-80 litre backpack, while younger children may carry their own packs at their parents’ discretion; packs will include personal as well as group gear. Campers 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. Families will be sleeping under a single tarp, 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 family members to respect the leadership of the Outtrip Directors.
Join us by taking this great opportunity to grow and explore the beauty of God’s creation this summer!