Beginners Backpacking Trip

April 13-14 @ 12pm (4/13) – 5pm (4/14)

Beginners Backpacking Trip

Are you interested in backpacking but not sure where to begin? Spend two days and one night along the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit learning essential backpacking skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere with a small group of like-minded folks. Guided by Adventure Education Manager, Bailey Veal, this trip offers a perfect introduction to the joys of backpacking. Embrace the challenge, camp under starlit skies, make new friends, and create lasting memories! No previous backpacking experience necessary – just a sense of adventure!

See below for more important information.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20th

Ages 21+

Members: $170 | Non Members: $190

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On this trip, you will learn:

– Overnight trip planning
– Packing an overnight pack
– Gear options and recommendations
– Safety considerations
– Water filtration techniques
– Backcountry meal preparation & storage
– Leave No Trace Principles and wilderness travel ethics
– Foot care and hygiene on the trail – And more!

What to Expect:

– Mandatory pre-trip planning meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 PM
– Hiking a total of 8-12 miles over two days
– Hiking over varied terrain
– Carrying ~30 lbs
– An empowering and hands-on learning experience with like-minded individuals

We bring:

– Backcountry camping permits
– All backcountry meals
– Group camping and cooking gear (tents, tarps, cooking equipment, water filters, etc)
– Detailed packing list

You Bring:

– Snacks
– Personal Gear: 50L+ Backpack and sleeping system (20°F sleeping bag and pad) *Riveredge has a limited supply of backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads available. Please let us know if you would like to rent one of these items. Backpacks and sleeping systems may also be rented for the weekend from Horizon Outfitters in Hartford, WI. Please inquire for more information!
– Personal utensils, bowl, and mug
– Personal clothing and items
– Vehicle Sticker/State Parks Admission

Members:

If you need to check your membership status , please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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April 13 @ 12:00 pm April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Beginner’s Camping Workshop

February 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner’s Camping Workshop

Camping season is right around the corner! Join a Riveredge Adventure Educator to learn the basic camping skills and gear needed to go on your own camping trip in a frontcountry setting (e.g. State or National Park). This workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn how to camp! By the end of this workshop, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and execute a safe camping trip with your friends or family.

Recommended for ages 12 & up. Younger siblings are welcome to join too!

Member Adult (12+): $10 | Non-member Adult (12+): $15

Children under 12 are welcome to join for free.

Pre-registration required by February 16 at 12:00 pm (noon)

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    Ages 12+ (and younger siblings)
    Member Adult (12+): $10
    Non-member Adult (12+): $15

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Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us.

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February 17 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

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