Saturday, July 22 – Saturday, July 29, 2017
This is a multi-generational experience for young adults, adults and youth who have completed 8th grade. Students who have completed 7th Grade may attend with a parent.
We will walk the trails and talk through the trip. Bring your pack and start out with a lighter load and work up to a heavier load. Bring your questions and we’ll talk them through with you. Start getting in shape now so that you’ll enjoy the mountain experience even more! Please let us know if you’d like to carpool from Immanuel at 10 a.m., or meet at the Flying Cloud entrance parking lot of the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area:
Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. (meet in Immanuel’s backyard).
We’ll learn important skills through hands-on and interactive experiences that will help protect the wilderness.
You will help pack and organize your group’s meals and you’ll receive personal breakfasts, lunches and snacks, so you don’t want to miss this meeting!
See and experience things that are out of the ordinary. Take a ride across Dakota, laugh with friends, enjoy Solitude, take a shower in a mountain waterfall, sing around campfires, sleep under the stars, commune with God. Hike, work, cook, play and pray together, and take part in the best adventure of all, friendship grounded in faith, guided by Jesus Christ. Come grow in friendship and faith! Learn how to minimize our impact on the wilderness with Leave No Trace Training (Things like: how to hike and camp respectfully, low impact cooking and camping, and how to poop in the woods…and so much more!).
Group hikes will be scheduled so you can meet others going on the trip and have your questions answered! We’ll meet at Immanuel and then drive down to Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area to hike for an hour or so.
For safety purposes all first-time backpackers will be asked to come in for a mandatory equipment check. First timers are asked to bring ALL the equipment that they plan to take (with the exception of underwear) so that a trip leader can check that you have all of the necessary equipment and address your questions.
Details will be posted as they become available.
A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America