AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Intro to Backpacking

Date and Time

Friday, April 30, 2021 3:00PM - Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:00AM


AMC Mohican Outdoor Center, 50 Camp Mohican Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825,
New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This hands-on introduction to backpacking begins with Friday Night camping at the beautiful Mohican Outdoor Center. Saturday will be spent on the trail and Saturday night we'll rest at a wilderness campsite, returning to Mohican on Sunday. Skills taught include, but are not limited to: how to pack a backpack; layered clothing for a variety of weather conditions; navigation with maps; knots; and setting up camp. Bring hiking boots, already broken in. Limited numbers of boots, poles, packs, are available for free rental. Cost includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, Friday dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday dinner and instruction. For reservations please call 603-466-2727. Questions about Camp Mohican call 908-362-5670. Questions about the program please contact the leader Elayna Barnhill Howard at

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $149 member / $156 non-member
*Package includes 1 night camping at MOC. Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast and lunch prepared by MOC staff and Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast pre-purchased for the trail. Package includes 1 night camping, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch (made by MOC Staff) and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and Lunch.

Driving Directions

From the intersection of State Highway 94 and Mohican Road, follow the white signs to AMC Mohican OUtdoor Center.

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Mohican Outdoor Center




Adults (18+)