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Backpacking Classes2018-02-28T10:18:24+00:00

LONG DISTANCE

Backpacking Classes

This 3-part class series will take participants through the entire process of preparing for a long-distance backpacking trip. Classes will cover planning, gear, logistics, making your own DIY camp stove, and the series will finish with a backpacking day trip (10 miles round trip) in the Waterloo Recreation Area.

Backpacking Classes at Robin Hills Farm

CLASS 1

Schedule and Location

March 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Eddy Discovery Center
17030 Bush Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-3170

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How-To Backpacking Tutorial

Led by Ben Wielechowski
Logistics, planning, packing, equipment, resources, and more! This will give you all the information you need to go out and purchase all of the necessary supplies and know-how for getting out into the woods with confidence!

Tuition

$15 per person.
Children 12 and older are half price with accompanying adult.

CLASS 2

Schedule and Location

March 10, 1:00-3:00pm
Robin Hills Farm in the Robin’s Egg Classroom

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DIY Camp Stove

Led by Ben Wielechowski
Using a few common waste materials and tools, you can create your very own ultra-lightweight camp stove. The workshop will go over the many different options of camp stoves and will finish with each participant creating his or her own camp stove to take home and use on future backpacking trips.

Tuition

$25 per person.
Children 12 and older are half price with accompanying adult.

CLASS 3

Schedule and Location

March 24, 10:00am
Eddy Discovery Center
17030 Bush Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-3170

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Backpacking Day Trip

Put all of your new knowledge (and equipment) to use during this backpacking day trip. Participants will meet at the Gerald E Eddy Discovery Center and hike to Green Lake Rustic Campground. There are fire pits, pit toilets, and a water pump. Approximately 4.8 miles of hilly terrain one way (9.6 miles total). During the hike, instructor Ben Wielechowski will give brief demonstrations on various water purification techniques, ‘bear-baggin,’ and other backpacking techniques. Participants will prepare one meal during the day.

Tuition

$25 per person.
Children 12 and older are half price with accompanying adult.

ALL 3 CLASSES

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