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Backpacking in the Green Mountains: a Teen Adventure Camp

July 15 @ 8:00 AM - July 19 @ 5:00 PM


July 15 – 19
For 7th – 9th graders | Maximum 10 participants
$1200 | Financial Support Available (contact us)
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In this camp we will embark on a backpacking adventure within the Green Mountains of Vermont. We will carry with us all of the gear we will need for our journey, making different camps our home along the way.  We will be awakened by the rising sun and sleep by starlight.

Our days will be spent walking ridgelines and enjoying mountain vistas, all while immersed in the rhythms of the natural world. We’ll experience the powerful practices of mindfulness and gratitude as part of our daily routines and share stories, songs, and laughter throughout our adventure.

On this five day backpacking trip, our team of participants will learn the basics of wilderness safety, backpacking/camping techniques, and navigation along with camp craft such as cooking, site selection, Leave-No-Trace ethics, and a host of interpersonal team and leadership skills.

*Participants should be prepared to walk between 3-6 miles per day wearing their full pack (30-40lbs).

Instructors: Dave Muska (NYS Guide #7059) and Annie Jackson

Looking for a backpacking camp for older teens? Check out our Backpacking in the Adirondacks camp for grades 10 – 12!


July 15 @ 8:00 AM
July 19 @ 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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