Backpacking for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Introduction
Time & Location
About the Event
There have been numerous scientific studies that show the mental health benefit of hiking. Backpacking enhances those benefits even more. Getting away from the masses, being surrounded by the forest and experiencing full nature immersion can be a life changing experience. Spending the night in the wilderness and hiking miles of forest trail with a pack on is an immense confidence booster. However, it’s wise to embark on such a journey in the company of experienced, first-aid trained therapists who will keep you safe and ensure your personal growth through mind, body and spirit connection to self, others and the more-than-human world.
Dates: August 29th-May1st
Meeting Location: Carpool meeting in Towson at 1 pm and return on Sunday around 4 pm. Driving time is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Baltimore.
Hiking Trail: TBT
Cost: $350 with gear rental (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, backpack)
Cost: $275 without gear rental
Cost includes retreat materials, 5 meals, and camping and backpacking permits
Limited scholarship available upon request
- Registration (No Gear Rental)$275$2750$0
- Registration with Gear Rental$350$3500$0