Never been backpacking before? Want to learn backpacking skills in a supportive group of other beginners? Want to go on an awesome block break trip? Sign up on Outdoor Education Summit for Backpacking 101! Backpacking 101 is an introductory course to backpacking that will take place throughout Block 2, for people with little or no backpacking or camping experience. Participants will learn outdoor cooking skills, how to fit and pack a hiking backpack, map and compass skills and much more! The course will include two afternoon sessions (2nd and 3rd Thursday from 4:30-6pm), a weekend day hike (3rd Sunday) and an awesome beginner backpacking trip over 2nd block break! The total cost of the course is $25 and financial aid is available. The application is open on the Outdoor Education Summit until this Sunday (10/1) at midnight. Please contact Sophia Brown ( or Ula Adamska ( for more information.

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