Backcountry Alpine Adventure

6 Days, Ages 14+, intermediate fitness level required.
  Minimum Group Size 4 Maximum Group Size: 8

A great introduction to mountaineering and rock climbing! Spend the week living out of your backpack as we hike through the spectacular wilderness of the Rockies front ranges. Along the way you will have the opportunity to climb some mountains and learn basic rock climbing skills. This trip is based entirely in the backcountry so you will be completely immersed in the mountain environment.
No previous experience is required, just determination and a sense of adventure!


During the week you will be practicing your skills in:

·                  Rock Climbing and Rappelling

·                  Navigation

·                  Mountaineering

·                  Backcountry Camping & Cooking

·                  Survival Skills

·                  and much more...

What to Bring

·                  Clothing (track suit for running, running shoes, sweaters, socks (lots), shorts, T-shirts and sweat pants) Avoid jeans except for indoors.

·                  Warm jacket (fleece best), Warm pants (not jeans).

·                  Rain Jacket and Pants

·                  Gloves, hat and toque

·                  Swim wear/ water shoes

·                  Toiletries, towels, facecloth

·                  Sleeping bag (should be one that can be packed in a back pack with lots of room to spare) good to minus 10.

·                  Lightweight Sleeping Pad (blue foamie or thermarest) - available for loan if required.

·                  Day pack or back pack (We can rent you one, if you don't have one, $10 for the week)

·                  Most important of all is a good pair of hiking boots(best) or hiking shoes!!

·                  Camera and pocket money (optional)

·                  Sunglasses, Sunscreen

·                  2 - 1L Waterbottles (Nalgene brand best)

·                  Make sure to properly label all of your gear.

Please avoid bringing valuables to camp. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Gear can be purchased at a variety of outdoor stores including MEC, Track n Trail and Valhalla

Do NOT Bring

The following items are not allowed at COE summer youth programs

·                  Cell Phones

·                  MP3 Players, Walkmans, etc.

·                  Gameboys, Nintendo's, etc.

·                  Knives

Cost & Dates

$895 + taxes = $939.75

Ages 14+:

July 28 - August 2, 2019

Sign Me Up!

Please contact us for a registration package OR
download a PDF of our Registration form.

Mail or e-mail in forms with a $150 deposit to hold your child’s spot on the camp.

Drop off time is 4:00pm Sunday at COE.
Pickup time is 4:00 Friday at a place to be annouced.
Please be on time.  Thanks!

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For more information about our programs please contact us:
Centre for Outdoor Education, Box 7, Nordegg, Alberta, T0M 2H0, Canada
Phone: (403) 721-2208 Fax:  1-888-314-3690