This course is a 14-day expedition specifically designed for young people wanting to learn backcountry skills and explore the natural world.
With your experienced NOLS instructors, you will explore the Pasayten Wilderness or Olympic National Park, backpacking through some of the Pacific Northwest’s most pristine wild lands. These wilderness classrooms provide an ideal setting to challenge yourself and build your leadership abilities.
You’ll work hard traveling over varied terrain and be rewarded with views of towering peaks, clear alpine lakes, and dense old-growth forests.
You’ll sleep under the stars, learn to cook with flair on a camp stove, and make lifelong friends with fellow coursemates.
When you return home, you’ll have the skills needed to plan your own backcountry trips and the leadership qualities to succeed in school and whatever else you put your mind to.
Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure For 14 and 15-Year-Olds
14 and 15 only
June 11-June 24, 2014
July 2-July 15, 2014
July 30-August 12, 2014
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