backpacking is an extensive multi-day activity in the back country, while camping can be anywhere from 1-2 overnights in the front country. these activities provide an opportunity for there group to practice different skills needed for a successful trip such as, taking responsibility for one's own gear and safety, preparedness promotes self-efficacy, independence, and community with others.
What to expect
backpacking and camping are some of the most challenging activities here at TRS. participants will be given the skills necessary to prepare for an extended stay in the wilderness and learn travel logistics, readiness, campsite safety as well as orienteering. During the program camp duties will be shared to create a community atmosphere, themes for the trip will be discussed and how they can be applied to our lives, and safety and logistics information will be shared so that participants can use it on their own personal trips.
What you need to bring
Camping/backpacking though similar, require different gear depending on the time, terrain, and number of participants. participants will need their own sets of clothes for the amount of days with extra dry gear in case of weather, hiking/camp shoes (extra pair in case of inclement weather), personal travel pack if they choose, pillow, water bottle, small personal items, toiletries, and snacks. TRS will provide tents, tarps, food, water, extra rain gear/warming layers, travel packs, stoves, fuel, medical supplies, hatchets, knives, pots/pans, and maps/compasses.