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Worcester Chapter Backpacking Workshop

Date and Time

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location

Trout Book Recreation Area, Holden, MA,
Massachusetts, Central,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for an educational introduction to backpacking. This workshop will cover everything you need to know for fun and safe backpacking: personal and group gear, tent site selection and set-up, food and nutrition, water treatment, trip planning, and Leave No Trace principles. Presentations will be given by experienced backpackers, and leaders will demo various gear options. In the days following the workshop, attendees will have the option to attend a gear shakedown (posted separately), where our leaders will give you feedback on your gear, answer your gear questions, and take you on a one-day simulated backpacking trip. In addition, the Worcester Chapter will post progressively challenging "Inner Backpacker" trips throughout the spring, summer, and fall, with registration preference given to attendees of this workshop.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $20 member / $25 non-member
*Workshop w light breakfast, lunch and snacks

Instructor talking during the workshop

Activities

Backpacking
Conservation
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Camping

Offered By

Worcester (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Backpacking, Hiking and Paddle Leader

Leader




Avid backpacker and four-season hiker.