Come along on this exciting backpacking expedition and develop the outdoor skills you need to become a true hiker – while improving your leadership and teamwork skills!
Your group will support each other as you hike up steep slopes and learn to live out of a backpack. With the help of your instructors, the skills you learn in the backcountry will also help you in school or at home, and the memories of breathtaking mountain views and fun moments with your peers will last forever.
Area & activities
This expedition will take you through the Pemberton mountains, which sit on the traditional territories of the Líl̓wat Nation who has inhabited the land since time immemorial.
The course begins with getting to know your team members and an introduction to backcountry living. Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know for your adventure, including how to pack an expedition backpack, use an outdoor stove, build shelters, personal hygiene, minimal impact camping, and how to travel over various terrain both on and off-trail.
By the end of the course, you will make decisions with minimal input from instructors. Your supportive instructors will also help you become more confident and reflect on the skills you have developed.
Our expert instructors will guide you through unique challenges that require your group to work together to solve problems, reflect on your journey, and discuss how to apply your skills and what you’ve learned when you return home. The course is designed to have a lasting and measurable impact in three key areas:
Improved resilience – Improve your mental and physical health and learn how to overcome challenges to succeed.
Better leadership and teamwork skills – Learn the skills you need to succeed in school, work and life by becoming more confident, cooperative and a respectful team member.
Stronger connection to nature – Develop a lifelong relationship with nature.