Advanced Backpacking | 6-Day Summer Camp

Perfect for backpackers who want to take their skills to the next level.

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Distance

8 Miles

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Elevation Gain

1,500 Feet

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Difficulty

Moderate

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Cost Per Person

$575

Hike Overview

July 29 – August 3, 2023
Ages: 13-17

Make sure you reserve a spot for this one! This will be an epic backcountry adventure inside Glacier National Park! This 6-day trip will open your eyes to the wild side of the park and give you the ultimate chance to put your skills to the test. Your campers will dive into the deeper skills and techniques needed for a longer overnight backpacking trip. Start getting those packs ready!!!

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Advanced Backpacking | 6-Day Summer Camp

Hike Overview Continued

July 29 – August 3, 2023
Ages: 13-17.

Make sure you reserve a spot for this one! This will be an epic backcountry adventure inside Glacier National Park! This 6-day trip will open your eyes to the wild side of the park and give you the ultimate chance to put your skills to the test. Your campers will dive into the deeper skills and techniques needed for a longer overnight backpacking trip. Start getting those packs ready!!!

Meeting Place: Glacier Institute Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 6:00 p.m.

What’s Included in your Trip Fee: Meals, lodging, and transportation during camp.

**Please let us know as soon as possible if your child has any special requirements (dietary, medical, physical, etc.) so we may meet their needs. You may send snacks with your child, but all food must be stored in special bins in the Mess Hall to avoid any curious critters visiting our bunkhouses.

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What to Expect On Your Advanced Backpacking | 6 Day Summer Camp

Campers will spend time exploring a variety of trails in Glacier National Park. We will stop often to learn about the amazing natural history of the area. All campers will be taught trail etiquette, how to stay hydrated, and Leave No Trace principles.

Hike Details

  • This Glacier Institute program meets at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
  • The program will begin 4 p.m. day 1 and ends 6 p.m. on the final day. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • There is a maximum number of 12 campers per camp.
  • This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.

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What to Bring

We will be in the backcountry for almost all of your trip, so you will want to be prepared for unpredictable weather, especially rain, intense sun exposure, cold winds and maybe even snow. We have some gear items available to borrow if needed. Labeling your belongings with your name is a fantastic way to make sure they all make it home with you.

  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • 1-2 liter Water Bottle
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field Notebook with pencils

Download complete checklist here