Introduction to Backpacking at Camp Elk River - Sep 20-22
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Date: Fri Sep 20, 5:30 PM CDT - Sun Sep 22, 2:00 PM CDT
  • Outdoor
  • Cadettes,
  • Seniors,
  • Ambassadors

Member Fee: $69
Location: Zimmerman, MN
Registration closes Sep 9

Grades 6-12: Have you ever wondered what it might be like to head off into the woods for a weekend with just what you carry in your backpack? Spend 2 nights on the trails at Camp Elk River, learning the ins and outs of backpacking! We'll start by packing our backpacks together and learning about what it takes to plan a backpacking trip, then head out to practice our hiking, outdoor cooking, and camping skills. You'll get a chance to explore some new trails among the fall leaves, sing songs around a campfire, and build the skills you would need to go backpacking with your troop or family. Cadettes will earn the Primitive Camper badge, Seniors will earn the Trail Adventure badge, and Ambassadors will earn the Survival Camper badge. 

Included: meals (dinner Friday through lunch Sunday), snacks, badge

Adult/Youth Ratio: Youth only event, no adults are required to attend.

Payment details: This event has a minimum deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due on registration close date.

If you are planning to request financial assistance, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Financial Aid as a payment type. After registering, visit to submit your financial assistance application.  

If you are planning to pay using program credits, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Program Credits as a payment type. To submit Electronic Program Credits, visit

Cancellations: See our full Camp and Event Registration and Cancellation Policy at (Updated January 2022)

The deposit from your cancelled event cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (30 days prior to the program start date). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form.

Your Questions: If you have questions, please contact us online, by email (, or by phone (800-845-0787).