Backpacking Basics
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority


C,S,A/grades 6-12

REI, 1703 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis 63144

This workshop teaches girls the skills to enjoy the great outdoors.  Participants will learn the basics of backpacking, including proper equipment, clothing, food and conditioning, as well as how to pack, adjust and put on a backpack, put up a tent, use a camp stove and how to use a compass.  This workshop will include a short hike with the backpacks at Castlewood State Park, 1401 Kiefer Creek Rd., Ballwin, MO  63021.  Adults wishing to participate will also need to pay the registration fee.

$8 per girl; $6 per adult

Deadline:  Feb. 10

Contact:  Lucretia Penn, 314.592.2337,