Up to ten backpackers will have the opportunity to leave Pendola Center for an four day, three night backpacking trip. Youth entering grades 9 through 12, learn how to cook on a backpacking stove, practice no-trace camping, and how to live with only what they can carry. The trip leads the hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Lake Basin area of the Tahoe National Forest. Spectacular scenery and the freedom of the back country are the highlights of this trip.
- Sunday - Arrival and check-in at Camp. Swim test, community building and introduction to the schedule and goals of the trip. Begin packing.
- Monday - Finish packing and take van to trail head.
- Tuesday to Friday - Make way along trail learning how to set-up and break camp in a low impact camping style. Learn how to live in Christian community and enjoy the gift of creation.
- Friday - Return to Camp via van. Shower, unpack and clean backpacking gear and cabin. Participate in camp activities. Evaluate program with Camp Director.
- Saturday - End of Backpacking Trip.
All campers are responsible for providing their own framed backpacks.
- to enhance the individual's self-esteem, skills and confidence in outdoor living skills
- to raise the individual's awareness of their responsibility to the community
- to develop the individual's awareness of God in themselves, their community and in nature
- to provide an experience of backpacking for high school aged youth
Click here to register for the Backpacking Trip