Private Session: Essential Backpacking Skills Class
$399 for REI Members
$479 for non-members
- Group size 1 people
Book a private session and you'll get this entire experience all to yourself--and up to three additional friends or family members. You'll enjoy more one-on-one time with the guide/instructor, more flexibility throughout the session, and a more personal experience for everyone who joins you. Price covers all costs for up to 4 people. Getting ready to spend the night out in a tent? Join REI'S professional instructors on this one day course to learn how to make a comfortable home for yourself in the wild. Whether backpacking or car camping, having a great day and getting a good night's rest in the outdoors comes down to having the right tent, sleeping system, stove, and gear storage. To learn the fundamentals, we'll hike with all of our gear to a mock campsite where we'll practice setting up camp. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, food storage, tent site, and bathroom facilities for maximum safety and comfort, all while following the Leave No Trace Principles. You'll learn practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
- Learn to identify and build a campsite using the principles of Leave No Trace
- Practice setting up a camp kitchen, tent, and critter-proofing your food storage
- Learn about the gear needed for backpacking and systems for carrying it effectively
- Private sessions can accommodate up to four participants, but you'll only need to enter your own information when registering. We'll collect any details we need from the other participants on the day of the event.
What to bring with you
More directions and information
There are two parking areas, proceed to the right Lower Moro Day Use Area. Make a left at the bottom of the Lower Moro ramp and proceed to the end of the parking area. REI Outdoor School will meet in the parking area at the end - $15 Day Use fee.