For students entering 8th or 9th grade.
Due to the number of inquiries about a middle school backpacking program, we decided to add one for Summer 2019! Experience the best that Olympic National Park has to offer on this one-week excursion. During this program, students will:
- Spend four days backpacking through the Olympic Mountains, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
- Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
- Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
- Hike about five miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 30-40 lbs.
- Form new friendships.
This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but only have a week to spare this summer. This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.
Olympic Science Adventure: Middle School Student Packet
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