**Graduation requirements: 1 evening classroom session, 1 day long field snowshoe trip, 1 scheduled Mountaineers snowshoe trip and completion of a conservation activity.** This course provides students a solid foundation in snowshoeing. Topics covered are snowshoe techniques and travel, winter clothing and gear selection and conditioning for snowshoeing.
Successful completion will allow the student to participate in Easy snowshoe outings. It will also allow an interested student to continue on to the next level course Backcountry Snowshoe. There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students age 10-13 may take this course if a parent or guardian registers and takes the course with them. Students age 14-17 may take the course without a parent or guardian but must have a signed waiver from the parent or guardian and committee approval.
There will be a discount for a youth participating in the course with a fully paid parent or guardian. If you wish to utilize this option, please wait until November 4, 2013 when the couponing system will be in place.
There will be a discount for people who want to take all three snowshoe modules (Basic Snowshoeing, Backcountry Snowshoeing and Winter Camping) and sign up at one time. If you wish to take advantage of this option, see Winter Travels - Tacoma and sign up for that instead of the three modules individually.
This is the place to come to get acquainted with easy travel on snow. The course is very laid back and is appropriate for anyone in moderately good health and physical condition. We are now allowing 10-13 yr olds with a parent/guardian and 14-17yr olds either with a parent/guardian or by themselves with parental consent and committee approval. Class consists of one night session from 6:00-9:00PM in the Tacoma Program Center and one full day field trip two weeks later. Just street clothes are all that's needed for the class session and at that point you will get more input on what clothing and equipment are needed as well as where to find it.
If there are ANY questions, please e-mail Chuck Celmer email@example.com