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Backcountry Trail Blazers: Backpacking Camp - Ages 11-16: July 27 - August 1, 2020

Backcountry Trail Blazers: Backpacking Camp

Ages 11-16

July 27 - August 1, 2020

The sprawling forests, crystalline lakes, and secluded hollows of the North Fork Valley offer thousands of acres of secluded wilderness to inspire endless awe and exploration. It is on these trails (and sometimes lack-thereof) that our trailblazers will experience five days of pure backcountry adventure. Under the guidance and supervision of our staff, trailblazers will climb to the highest peak in the Whitefish mountain range to take in 360° views of Rocky Mountain peaks, navigate their way through enchanting moss hewn valleys, and try their hand at fly fishing for trout in glittering alpine lakes. This backpacking adventure is suited for first time backpackers and experienced hikers alike. We love introducing new hikers to this confidence-boosting, friendship-forming, mode of human-powered adventure.

*Routes are subject to change due to safety/accessibility limitations. Routes will be discussed with parents at the time of check-in July 27th.

Ages: 11-16

Dates: July 27-August 1, 2020

What’s Included: All meals, lodging, and fun!

What to Bring: Visit the “Experience” tab on our website to find all necessary documents.

A signed copy of:

  1. Health and Photo Release Form
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Parental Consent
  4. All items on the “Youth Backpacking Gear List”. We do have some items (rain coats, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, etc.) available if your child is in need.

Spots fill up fast so be sure to register early!

Monday July 27th: 10:00am drop-off and check-in at our Big Creek campus (6500 N. Fork Rd, Polebridge, MT 59928)

Saturday August 1st: 4:00pm pick-up and check-out our Big Creek campus (6500 N. Fork Rd, Polebridge, MT 59928)

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.

We hope to see you soon!