Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club is offering comprehensive training for people at all levels of fitness who want to enjoy and explore the wilderness through hiking and backpacking. A dedicated staff of experienced leaders will demonstrate and teach students the skills to enjoy the wilderness during eight classroom sessions and several exciting outings conducted over the course of the class.
Eight classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9:30 p.m., over the interval from February 8, 2017 through March 29, 2017. All classes are held at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd, Ventura CA 93003.
The class lectures will demonstrate backpacking equipment, wilderness ethics, wilderness first aid & safety, weather, water filtration, cooking, map & compass, backcountry clothing and many other topics. Students will gain experience by participating in several outings including day hikes, a car camp, and backpacking trips in our local mountains. All outings offer students a choice of difficulties ranging from low-moderate to strenuous.
Persons 18 years of age and older, and in reasonable health are eligible to take the course. Teenagers 13-17 may take the course if they enroll with their parent or guardian and go on the outings together.
Early Bird Registration Prices last through January 25. Sign up now! This course has sold out for two years in a row!
Discounts are available for Sierra Club members (Sierra Club member number required), and for students (student ID required). Couples enrollment options can be applied to any two people signing up together for additional savings. Please note that a service fee applies to each electronic ticket purchase.
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