Course Information

Backcountry Crash Course

Description: Ready to try backcountry camping? Spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques with professional outdoor instructor Tim MacWelch of the Earth Connection School. With Sky Meadows' Backcountry Campground as the setting, learn how to build a shelter from the elements, start a fire, cook over the open campfire, forage for food and medicine in the wild, track animals, and much more. Meet at the overnight parking lot near the entrance of Sky Meadows State Park. Includes overnight camping fee and parking at Sky Meadows State Park. Bring water, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.
Registration is $187/person (non-refundable). Find out the gear requirements and register by June 26 for this course on this website. Course held rain or shine. Limited to 15 registrants (minimum 13 years of age).

Backcountry Crash Course Details

Dates: Saturday June 29 to Sunday June 30 and again on Saturday, August 17 to Sunday August 18
Times: 11:00 a.m. To 11:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at Overnight Parking Lot

Join us for the remainder of the Earth Connection Series at Sky Meadows:
Intro to the Backcountry: Saturday April 6 (free 2-hour hike)
Spring Mountain Herbs: Saturday May 4
New World, New Plants: Sunday, June 30 (free 2-hour hike)
Summer Edible Wild Plants: Saturday, July 13
Fall Mountain Herbs: Saturday, September 28

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