Ascend Backpacking Camp

Ascend Backpacking Camp

August 5-10, 2018

Step into the wilderness and follow ancient trails past soaring mountains, bright wildflowers, and clean alpine streams. Five days without the distractions and pressures of the outside world will give you the chance to learn and grow, and provides plenty of time to make new friends. With our staff coaching you along, you will learn outdoor living skills, navigation and even have opportunities for leadership. In creation, God teaches us about Himself and our own potential. Getting outside is worth it!

Skill Outcomes & Clinics:

 
  • Travel through a mountain pass, camp near alpine lakes and streams and explore the backcountry
 
  • Introduction to map and compass navigation
 
  • Learn how to prevent and treat blisters and hot spots
 
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles to steward our backcountry areas
 
  • Purify drinking water with a filter
 
  • Safely light a fire and cook over it; understand appropriate situations for fires
 
  • Practice proper food sanitation and personal hygiene in the backcountry
 
  • Learn how to store food when it is not in use
 
  • Learn how to select  and set up suitable campsites considering the use of durable surfaces, location of water sources and arrangement of sleeping, kitchen and cathole areas

For youth ages 15-18

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Price

$415 +GST ($435 after May 1)

Shuttle from Red Deer

Meet us at Crossroads Church in Red Deer to drop your campers off! We offer this shuttle service on the first day of camp to save you time. It's only $15 and you can sign up during registration. Click here for a location map. 

Drop Off & Pick-up Information

For those who prefer to not use the Red Deer shuttle, drop-off is between 4:00-5:00 PM at Frontier Lodge.

For pick-up at the end of the week, join us for a BBQ lunch and short awards ceremony at 12:30PM. Come and see what we've been up to all week!

What to Bring

For a list of what to bring to camp click here!

Check out photos from last year here!