Summer Camp - Greenwater and Echo Lakes - 2022

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Backpacking

Introductory 2-night backpack near Chinook Pass and Mount Rainier!

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Explore old-growth forests, basin lakes, and bubbling brooks on this two night backpacking extravaganza to Greenwater and Echo Lakes. This out-and-back trail is a great 3-day backpack for beginners. While hiking through forested glens along Greenwater River, we'll play trail games, look for wildlife and native plants, and soak in the beauty that the Norse Peak Wilderness has to offer.

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

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

After 3 days of adventure, we will head back to the Seattle Program Center on Thursday with new stories, skills, friends, and lots of memories.

Badges you will earn:

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, & pillow
  • Favorite snacks
  • 1 change of clothes
  • 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.