Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure

Credit: Benjamin Lester

Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure

Find new challenges in the wilderness

Join a group of your peers for a month in the wilderness. On this course, you’ll dive into learning leadership and outdoor skills as you backpack through the mountains of the Pasayten Wilderness or Olympic National Park. Climb to the tops of jagged peaks and wander evergreen forests. Learn about local ecology as you backpack through wide plateaus and learn to cross quick-moving rivers. Wake up to see the sun rise on glacier-carved peaks, and fall asleep ready to take on the next day. Even if you’ve never been camping before, this course is a great way to learn more about the outdoors and yourself.

Leadership skills will be a key part of this course. You and your group will learn how to be leaders as you meet fresh challenges, and you’ll use your new skills every day. Making a decision about where to camp teaches you about good judgement, while resolving an argument teaches you about communication. These experiences will help you figure out what your leadership style is and how you support your group. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with real experiences that will help you be a leader at school, at home, and for the rest of your life.



2018 Dates

June 13 – June 26, 2018

Tuition: $3,600
Full, Waitlist Available Apply now

July 4 – July 17, 2018

Tuition: $3,600
Full, Waitlist Available Apply now

July 26 – Aug. 8, 2018

Tuition: $3,600
Full, Waitlist Available Apply now


All course information at a glance

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Equipment Deposit
14 days
Minimum Age
14 yrs.
Maximum Age
15 yrs.
Academic Credit

0.50 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Conway, Washington
Fly in/out
Seattle, Washington
Skills learned