This is an introduction to backpacking for younger teens with a sense of adventure. We are sending our most experienced counselors to help facilitate a heart-filled excursion in the wilderness. It is designed to be an introductory experience for teens who wish to learn the skills of backpacking and wilderness living. This adventure will take place at Wilson Creek Wilderness Area near Marion, NC. Come explore trout filled mountain streams, winding trails, waterfalls, and rock outcroppings. Experience the clear mountain air, dappled sunshine and uncommon plants and animals of the southern Appalachians. We will meet at Piedmont Wildlife Center, load up our rental van and embark upon a week of wilderness living and backpacking.
Location: 364 Leigh Farm Road, Durham, NC 27707
Cost: $625 for non-members, $600 for PWC members. Campers provide their own backpacks and sleeping bags.