Fri, Apr 29 | Washington State Forest

Backpacking for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Introduction

A comprehensive introduction to backpacking. The weekend is designed to teach you what you need to know about backpacking and being safe in the backcountry. The program is designed to integrate mindfulness and other wellness practices to help the weekend be a true boost in mental wellbeing.
Backpacking for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Introduction

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – May 01, 2022, 5:00 PM
Washington State Forest, Washington State Forest, Washington, VT 05675, USA

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

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