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Backcountry Crash Course

Ready to try backcountry camping? Here's a concice introduction to "roughing it" in the wild. Spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques with professional outdoor instructor Tim MacWelch. With Sky Meadows' Backcountry Campground as the setting, learn how to build a shelter from the elements, start a fire, cook over the open campfire, forage for food and medicine in the wild - and so much more.

We'll meet at the overnight parking lot near the entrance of Sky Meadows State Park and hike one mile up the mountain to the park's primitive campground. This class fee includes overnight camping fee and parking at Sky Meadows State Park. Bring your own camping gear and try it out.

Course held rain or shine. Limited to 15 registrants (minimum 13 years of age).

Backcountry Crash Course Details

Dates: June 10-11, 2023
Times: 11:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Overnight Parking Lot


This class is normally $187, but we are currently offering a discounted price of $127. Sign up today!

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