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EmpowerHer Backpacking Program

8 Week Backpacking Training, Planning & Education Series for Women with Optional Backpacking Weekend

  • Started Jun 5
  • 450 US dollars
  • Outdoor Exchange

Service Description

The EmpowerHer Backpacking Adventure Program is designed to equip women with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to embark on safe and fulfilling backpacking adventures. Through a combination of educational sessions, practical training, and outdoor experiences, participants will develop essential backpacking skills, gain wilderness survival knowledge, and foster a supportive community of like-minded women. The program culminates in a weekend backpacking trip, providing an opportunity for participants to put their newfound skills into practice and forge lasting memories in the great outdoors. Week 1 - June 5 - 6 to 8 pm - Outdoor Exchange (downtown Boise) Introductions Setting Goals & Expectations What is Needed & Getting the Gear Training Week 2 - June 12 - 6 to 8 pm - Google Meets Training Check-in What to Wear Physical Safety: Communication, predators, "weapons" Safety Planning Planning Week 3 - June 19 - 6 to 8 pm - Outdoor Exchange (downtown Boise) Training Check-in Hiking Tips Going to the Bathroom Sanitation/Hygiene Disposing of Waste Week 4 - June 26 - 6 to 8 pm - Google Meets Training Check-in Basic First Aid: 10 Essentials, Blisters Trail following Planning & Risk Assessment Week 5 - July 10 - 6 to 8 pm - Google Meets Training Check-in Water Nutritional Requirements Meal Tips Food Planning Week 6 - July 17 - 6 to 8 pm - Google Meets Training Check-in Setting Up Safe Camp Meal Clean Up Planning & Risk Assessment Week 7 - July 24 - 6 to 8 pm - Google Meets Training Check-in Campfire Wise Bedtime routines Planning & Risk Assessment Week 8 - July 31 - 6 to 8 pm - Outdoor Exchange (downtown Boise) Set Up Tent Pack Your Backpack Final Weekend Planning "Graduation" Weekend August 2 to 4 Backpacking weekend planned by the group Everyone who wants to go will be able to participate Registration Details: $450 per person Registration is set up for full payment at the time of booking. If you would like to make payments, please select cash for the payment type and I will email you regarding payment methods. $150 deposit upon booking - non-refundable $300 due June 28, 2024 - join the first three weeks of class with the non-refundable deposit. No need to make final payment until you are sure you want to attend the rest of the class and "graduation" weekend. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today! Minimum of 3 participants, max of 7. For inquiries, email, text or call 248.515.3444.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Single Day Classes Cancel more than 14 days prior to class for a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. Cancelling less than 14 days prior to class results in no refund. You can transfer your registration to someone you know that can attend. Classes with an Overnight See program description. ***Classes CAN be transferred to another party without penalty.

Contact Details

  • Outdoor Exchange, West Grove Street, Boise, ID, USA


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