Pacific Northwest Backpacking

Credit: Madhu Chikkaraju

Pacific Northwest Backpacking

Push yourself in the Cascade Range

Grow as a leader during a month in the wilderness. On this course, you’ll dive into learning leadership and outdoor skills in the North Cascade Range. Climb to the tops of craggy peaks and wander evergreen forests. Learn about local ecology as you backpack through moss-covered temperate rainforests and cross rivers. Wake up to see the sun rise on glacier-carved peaks, and fall asleep ready to take on the next day. Depending on the season, your course will either go to the Pasayten Wilderness of north-central Washington, known for its rugged ridges and high plateaus, or to Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula, known for its high, glacial mountains and wide alpine meadows. 

Focusing on leadership skills will be a key component of this course. You and your group will draw on leadership skills like communication and decision making as you meet new challenges, like making choices about a route or resolving conflict. You’ll be in different leadership roles every day, finding out what your unique style is and how you can support your group. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with real experiences that will help you be a leader no matter where you find yourself.

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

June 19 – July 19, 2019

Tuition: $4,705

June 26 – July 26, 2019

Tuition: $4,705

July 17 – Aug. 16, 2019

Tuition: $4,705

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$4,705
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Equipment Deposit

$350

Duration

31 days

Minimum Age

16 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Leadership Techniques
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Conway, Washington

Fly in/out

Seattle, Washington

Skills learned

Backpacking

Additional Details

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