Fri, Jun 18|
Michaux State Forest
Introduction to Backpacking and Mindfulness
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.
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT – Jun 20, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Michaux State Forest, Michaux State Forest, Menallen Township, PA 17307, 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: June 18th to June 20th, 2021
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: Michaux State Forest in PA
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)
Cost includes retreat materials, 5 meals, and camping and backpacking permits.$275.00
Registration with Gear Rental
Gear rental includes tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and backpack. Cost includes retreat materials, 5 meals, and camping and backpacking permits.$350.00