Family Hiking Skills Mini Clinic - Online Classroom


Family Hiking Skills Mini Clinic - Online Classroom

Parents or grandparents who want to learn more about family backpacking and adult backpack leaders who would like to lead family trips will benefit from this Zoom discussion on tips and tricks to make backpacking with kids successful. Learn how gear and planning need to be modified for family expeditions.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

7-8:30 Zoom meeting.

Link and outline will be sent 24 hours prior to meeting.

Topics to be discussed include the following.  We hope that people with experience will share their ideas and tricks and those without experience will come with questions on how to get started.

Planning a trip with kids

Tents, sleeping bags, and other gear

Packing and getting ready

Backpacks and weight limits for kids

Food for a group


Ten essentials and Kid essentials

Having Fun

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None, but feel free to have gear that you like by your computer so you can show it to the group.

Trip Reports