Upcoming Dates: March 23-24, 2019
Costs: Children - $50 (15 and under) / Adults $60 (16 and up) / Group Rates Available
Time Length: Arrive at camp Saturday morning at 9:30 A.M. and plan to leave around 2:30 P.M. Sunday afternoon.
Hazards one may encounter in nature
Backwoods basic first aid
Protecting your feet
Water purification methods
Modern Survival Kit
Types of Equipment (to include the Go-Lite concept)
How to distribute weight in your pack
Orienteering Course - learn how to use a compass
Setting up a backpackers’ camp
Meal preparations from your pack
Edible plant nibbles
‘Leave No Trace’ camping techniques
Campers will also participate in a Trail Maintenance Project.
You will need to bring a camping backpack (day pack for those younger hikers), sleeping bag, a light-weight tent if possible, bowl, cup, spoon, water bottle, and a sketch book / notebook to take notes along with drawings of edible plants and hazards.
We will be taking two short hikes, so don't forget comfortable walking shoes! These will be practice experiences to familiarize yourself with all that you will learn.
Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Vegetarian Fare Available. You will need to bring lunches that can be carried in your packs.
Camera - We are not responsible if you lose this item on the trails.
Musical instruments for around the camp fire - We are not responsible for damage to them if you decide to bring them.
NOTE : This camp also meets requirements for:
Boy Scouts - Hiking & Backpacking Merit Badge
Cadette & Senior Girl Scouts - Interest Projects, Badge ‘Backpacking’
Junior Girl Scouts - Badge ‘Hiker’
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas - can work on #5 of the Totem Pole patch (Outdoor Program Progressive)
NOTE : All classes have a minimum number of registrants to make or it will be cancelled. Pair up with other families and friends to fulfill the number!
Large Family Rates are available; please call April (the Executive Director) at 940-440-8382 for details.