04/15-16 Backpacking & Outdoor Skills 101

04/15-16 Backpacking & Outdoor Skills 101

Instructor: Larry Basch
Date: April 15-16, 9 AM Saturday-3 PM Sunday*
Location: SFI
Tuition: Single Adults $135 | Sliding Scale for Families $20-$135/person

*end time may vary slightly, please plan accordingly


Learn the basics of when, where, and how to backpack! We’ll cover everything you need to confidently head outside with your house on your back, including: preparation, foundational outdoor skills, gear choices, way-finding, camp site selection and set up, maximizing safety/dealing with emergencies, and how to practice Leave-No-Trace. Gain a solid introduction through a provided video primer, then get hands-on instruction from an expert backpacker during a weekend overnight at SFI, where you can practice your skills on the ground.

Field day is Easy-Moderate (up to 1 mile of hiking per day, with pack).


Families/Kids 12+ encouraged! (Minors must be accompanied by an adult.)
Younger may be approved by instructor depending on experience.
Sliding scale pricing is available for families with children under 18, please pay what you can!
✷ Some gear items are available for loan from SFI, contact adventure@thesfi.org for more information.
Please call our office at 541-597-8530 if you would like to request attendance for a child younger than 12, or if you have questions about the pricing options available.


NOTE: Registration will close Tuesday 4/11 for this course! If you’re interested in attending please be sure to register by that time.