Introduction to Backcountry Camping
Being the first outtrip of the program, it is the time to talk about expectations, code of conduct, group dynamics and leadership. It also is the time to introduce students to backcountry camping, including learning how to plan, pack and behave in the wilderness. Lessons include: canoe tripping, stove use, shelter set up, fire lightning, leave no trace camping.
At the end of this course, you will know your group better and will have a group mission statement for your time during COLT. You have shared your expectations for the colt program, and learned about group dynamics, leadership, risk management, the code of conduct and basic backcountry camping skills
|Required Course Materials||
Personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List
3 Days (30 hours)
|Method(s) of Student Evaluation||
Ongoing assessment by instructor
COLT taught me that all types of people can learn and thrive in the outdoors in some way. We can all learn from each other and should never eliminate that thought or opportunity.