Beginner Backpacking Summer Camp

This 5 day Beginner Backpacking Camp will provide campers with the knowledge and practical experience how to travel in a backcountry setting. The group will be led by at least one Registered Maine Guide and an assistant guide. The first three days of camp will focus on these areas: team building, trip planning, strategies for packing a backpack, navigation, food preparation, fire and stove safety, and Leave No Trace Principles in a backcountry setting. Daily sessions will be held on WCCC campus in preparation to hike and camp at Cobscook Bay State Park on July 18th.

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Capacity: 10

Age: 10-12 year old

Price: $150

July 15: 9a – 3p

  • ½ day team building at ropes course
  • ½ day orientation to gear and backpacking concepts

July 16: 9a – 3p

  • ½ day tent set up, stove set up and waste management
  • ½ day LNT and mini hike

July 17: 9a – 3p

  • ½ day team building at ropes course
  • ½ day navigation and geocaching

July 18: 9a

  • Meet at college – pack up
  • Run through checklists
  • Arrive at Cobscook Bay State Park in college van
  • Hike a loop trail to our campsite with packs on
  • Set up camp
  • Dinner and get ready for bed

July 19: 7a

  • Wake up, breakfast
  • Pack up
  • Short morning hike along coast
  • Eat lunch
  • Hike out to van
  • Arrive back at college

Clean up gear and be ready to picked up at 3p