Fri, Jun 01|
Forest Glen Preserve
Beginners Backpacking Bootcamp-Illinois (June course)
This course is designed for the inexperienced backpacker that has minimal to no outdoor experience. Our goal is to ensure you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to backpack on your own.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2018, 5:00 PM – Jun 03, 2018, 5:00 PM
Forest Glen Preserve, 20301 900 North Rd, Georgetown, IL 61846, USA
About The Event
This course is designed for inexperienced or new backpackers. The boot camp combines hiking and camping in a backcountry setting. Our primary goal is to help members become self sufficient and familiar with their gear and gain the skills required to be safe while hiking.
This event will involve hiking a total of approximately 10 miles over 2 days. The terrain where we will be hiking contains steep hills, ravines, drop offs, ledges, unstable and rocky terrain, wooden crossings, and can be strenuous at times. The trails may also be wet, slippery, muddy, and rocky. Drinking water will be obtained and filtered from area creeks or will be provided by event hosts.
Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear or gear rental can be provided for an additional cost.
-Safety and survival basics
-Water Filtration techniques
-Meal Preparation/Food storage
-Leave no Trace Principles review
-Foot care and Hygiene on the trail
Gear rental is available for an extra fee and includes the following:
-2 person tent
-Water filter pump
1 Person- (20% Discount)
This reservation is for 1 person at a 20% discounted rate when booking between May 12-May 31, 2018. No other discounts can be applied to this event. Client must obtain their own gear. We will contact you with a list of required gear prior to the start of the trip.$80.00
1 person w/rental gear (20%)
This reservation is for 1 person w/gear rental at a 20% discounted rate when booking between May 12-May 31, 2018 (discount on event price only, not applied toward gear rental) . No other discounts can be applied to this event. We will contact you with a list of additional required gear prior to the start of the trip.$250.00
"Bring A Friend" Rate
This ticket is reserved for people registering as a "friend" of someone that will be attending the June Beginners Backpacking Event. This offer is reserved for new clients only. Gear rental not included. If you would like to rent gear, please contact us at either 608-571-4937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.$55.00
"Bring A Friend" Rate w/rental
This ticket is reserved for people registering as a "friend" of someone that will be attending the June Beginners Backpacking Event. This offer is reserved for new clients only. Gear rental includes: -tent -sleeping bag -sleeping pad -headlamp -stove -water filter -10 L dry bag -backpack$225.00