7th/8th Backpacking the Cascades - Summer Program

Depart Date
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North Campus
Returns To
North Campus

Do not sign up for this trip here.  Go to the Summer Program site: https://www.overlake.org/academics/summer/outdoor

Spend the week in the great outdoors, as we learn outdoor education skills and plan and then go on a backpacking trip in the Cascades. 

This is part of the Summer Program.  Sign up here:  https://www.overlake.org/academics/summer/outdoor

For all Summer trips the grade level is the grade you will be entering in the Fall. Please sign up accordingly.

Monday through Wednesday, students will be on campus learning how to light stoves, set up tents, filter water, map and coordinate their route, plan and shop for their meals, and learn basic wilderness first aid training. Wednesday afternoon, the group will head out to car camp near the trailhead. Thursday, they will head into the mountains for an overnight backpacking trip. On Friday the group will hike back out to the trailhead and head home.

Food: Students will provide their own lunch Monday through Wednesday. We will shop for all the food for Wednesday night through Friday. We have enough variety to accommodate vegetarians but please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

Equipment: We provide tents, cooking stoves and pots. We can also provide a backpack, sleeping bag and pad, if needed. Download the Backpacking Gear List.

Please contact Kent Renno (425-868-6191 x631, or cell 425-495-2922) with any questions.



Kent Renno
Director of Outdoor Education

425-868-6191 x631
425-495-2922 cell