Essential Camping Skills Class

  • Participants

    Age 8 and up

  • Fitness level: 1


Preparing to enjoy time away in a tent? Let REI's expert guides help ensure you're ready for memorable days and restful nights in the great outdoors. We'll introduce you to the fundamentals of creating a campsite that mirrors the comfort and organization of your own home! First, we'll discuss site selection, essential gear, and preparation, then we'll dig into hands-on practice with shelters, sleeping systems, critter-proof kitchen setup, storage, bathroom facilities, and Leave No Trace principles. You'll leave eager to put your new skills to use and excited to plan more adventures!

Gear provided by REI

  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Group First Aid Kit - Our guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit, but you are welcome to bring any personal first aid-items that you prefer.
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Tent - Tent
  • Camp Stove - 1 or 2 burner stove

1 session available

  • Sunday

    Jun 9, 2024
    8:00am–12:00pm PDT

    from $59

    9 spots left

    Austin-Gateway REI