COURSE OVERVIEW

Course Number

NTFE-311

Date

May 04, 2023 - May 07, 2023

 Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking & Climbing for Families

The world is a big place for today’s youth. This specially designed Outward Bound course will help them navigate the tough road from adolescence to adulthood with the support of their families. 

Location

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, NC

Because the Appalachians were once one of the largest mountain ranges in the world they have many different geologic landforms, climates and soils. This long evolutionary history and temperate climate create an area which is teeming with life. Participants can expect to share the wilderness with over 700 different kinds of trees, more than 50 types of mammals, 150 different types of birds and about 40 species of amphibians. 

This course area is situated within a million acres of national forests, federally-protected wilderness areas, and other public lands. Its diverse landscapes have been featured in many motion pictures, including The Hunger Games and The Last of the Mohicans. <Click to learn more about this course area.>