Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking & Rock Climbing (16-18) 14 days

Blue ridge mtns backpacking & rock climbing

Participants will journey deep into the mountains of Western North Carolina on this backpacking and rock climbing expedition. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, unique rock formations and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.


Sample Course Itinerary
This is only a SAMPLE itinerary only. Adjustments will be made due to weather, programming area availability and group dynamics.
DAY 1: Course Start; Duffle Shuffle; Camp Craft
DAY 2-3: Backpacking training expedition: navigation and risk management skills
DAY 4: Service Project: Trail-building or work with community service organization
DAY 5-7: Rock Climbing: Climbing, belaying, rappelling and multi-pitch climbing
DAY 8-9: Backpacking Main Expedition: Advanced navigation and group decision-making
DAY 10:  Solo
DAY 11-12: Backpacking Final Expedition: Practicing leadership and independence
DAY 13: Personal Challenge Event; Clean and de-issue gear; Graduation ceremony
DAY 14: Course end and transportation to the airport