Backcountry Camping 101

We will learn the ins and outs of backcountry hiking and camping.

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 12 - 17

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

I can read independently.

3 More About my Activity

Calling all backcountry enthusiasts! Learn the ins and outs of planning, executing and enjoying a backcountry hiking and camping trip! In this four-session camp, we’ll teach you how to pack effectively, plan your trip, meal-prep and how to be safe in the backcountry!

4 What Materials Do I Need?

paper or notebook, pen/pencil/felt pens, backpack (anything will do!), gear for hiking/camping (some ideas: rain jacket, snacks, headlamp, first aid kit, etc.), a shoelace or small piece of rope to practice knots, comfortable clothing for stretching

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Personal awareness & responsibility
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

I live in beautiful Nelson, BC! I like to do anything outside: backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, trail running, camping, and cycling. I’m passionate about hands-on, self-guided learning. My teaching philosophy is rooted in students feeling safe, supported, and in an environment where they can learn through doing.

I used to work as a hiking guide, taking guests to see fossils that are over 500 million years old in the Canadian Rockies!