BACKPACKING. GROUP SKILLS.
Wind River Trekker is a program targeted at teens 14-17 who have previous backpacking experience and are up for a challenge. The focus of the trip is a 7-day backpacking trip in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Teens will learn backcountry camping skills, Leave No Trace techniques, and group dynamics in a wilderness setting.
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Sunday: Arrive at CCO; icebreakers; ROWDIE campfire
Monday: Team building activities and high ropes course (weather dependent)
Tuesday: Examine the route for the trip, pack food and gear
Wednesday: Leave CCO for Wind River Mountains; camp at Trailhead
Thursday-Tuesday: Backpacking in the Popo Agie Wilderness (groups average 5-8 miles per day, with one or two rest days at some point)
Wednesday: Hike out to trailhead
Thursday: Leave trailhead and drive back to CCO
Friday: Debrief trip, shower, clean gear, camp dance
Saturday: Leave CCO. See you next year!
Weekend camp IS NOT AVAILABLE for campers participating in a program directly BEFORE AND/OR AFTER Trekker Wind River
Interested? Have more questions? Contact the office at email@example.com or call 970-887-2648.
Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.
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