Let us help you with your first backpacking experience. Join our instructors on an overnight trip to a nearby scenic camp. You'll learn how to pack your backpack for comfort, proper campsite selection, camp cooking and Leave No Trace etiquette. Our instructors will also help you understand the best equipment for your needs to maximize your comfort and fun. Price includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters) and food.
* Advance sign-up is required. Call or visit any Sierra area store to sign up.
* Each of dates will feature a pre-trip orientation class. A REI Outdoor School staff member will be in contact within two weeks prior to departure. Please send any questions to Sacramento REI Outdoor School
Meet at the location or REI store listed below. Directions to locations other than REI stores can be found by clicking on the link below.
Specific packing list will be discussed during pre-trip orientation.
To be courteous to all customers, we request you notify REI Outdoor School at least 48 hours prior to the trip if you intend to cancel; late cancellations will not be refunded. Class or Outing cancellations on the part of REI Outdoor School will be refunded in full, regardless of timeframe. Inclement weather does not necessarily cancel an event; REI Outdoor School will contact you in the event of a cancellation.
REI Outdoor School strives to provide the best outdoor education programs possible. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee ensures that our classes and outings at REI Outdoor School meet your high standards - or we will gladly offer your choice of a refund or a chance to re-take the class/outing.
In order to keep our instruction personable, space on our classes and outings is limited. If you are interested in an activity that has filled, we would be happy to place you on a waitlist for that event. If space opens, we will contact the list in the order you signed up, but we are unable to hold that spot if we're unable to speak with you directly. Providing us with your best contact information increases your chances of joining us.
Classes and outings are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Should a program be cancelled or a rescheduled, all registered participants will be notified.