Summer Camp - Teen Backpacking - 2022

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Teen Backpacking

An intermediate 3-night backpack in the Goat Rocks Wilderness!

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Teens ages 14-17 are invited to join us for an intermediate 4-day backpacking trip to Goat Lake and Snowgrass Flat in Goat Rocks Wilderness.

With views of Mt Rainier, Mt Saint Helens, and Mt Adams, this gorgeous subalpine loop is a great 4-day backpack for budding outdoor adventurers who are hoping to hone their backcountry skills. We'll play trail games, look for wildlife and native plants, camp alongside lakes, and soak in the beauty that the Goat Rocks Wilderness has to offer.

Campers will arrive at the Seattle Program Center on Tuesday at 9am. After a few ice breaker games and a gear check we will load the cars and hit the road!

Each day will include hiking, backcountry skills lessons, delicious food, and lots of fun. Campers will learn how to prepare meals in the woods, set up a campsite, read a map, and leave no trace. Campers are expected to carry their personal gear and some of the group gear.

After 4 days of adventure, we will head back to the Seattle Program Center for pick up Friday afternoon with new stories, skills, friends, and lots of memories.

Youth participating in the Seattle Summer Camp Junior Counselor Program are eligible to register for this trip at a discounted rate. Please reach out to Devon for details.

Badges you will earn:

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, & pillow
  • Favorite snacks
  • Layers for 4 days and 3 nights 
  • Hiking boots
  • Sun protection
  • *Note: a more detailed packing list will be emailed out a week before camp*
Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.