Mentor Group Practice Camp

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Mentor Group Practice Camp - Magnuson Park

Try out your gear in a low-risk, practice environment! Students will "backpack" approx 0.5 miles into the park. We'll then practice setting up our camp, treating water, and preparing a hot meal.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

Meet in front of the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center with your fully-packed backpack promptly at 9am.  The session will last approximately 3 hours, though it could go longer.  This event will take place rain or shine.

This practice camp for Colin and Karen's mentor group will allow students to practice packing their pack, setting up their tents/sleeping bags, gathering and filtering/treating water, and making a hot meal.  It's a great opportunity for students to try out their gear in a low-risk, practice environment, while also checking out their mentors' and fellow students' gear.  Students from other mentor groups are welcome if space allows.


Magnuson Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring your backpack loaded with all of the gear that you have rented, borrowed or bought to date, and all of your questions!

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