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Intro to Camping

Cost:  $30.00
Included: Travel, lodging, equipment, meals
Depart: August 31 @ 4:00 PM
Return:  September 1 @ 9:00 AM

Practical camp experience for those looking to get away for the night. We’ll cook a camp meal, make s’mores over the fire, set up tents and show you how to follow the “Leave No Trace” mentality. All equipment will be demonstrated by our trip leaders, so you can feel confident using it. At the end of the evening, you can decide to either stay the night in the tent, or shuttle back to your home to sleep.

If you are driving, please park in R lot, we have overnight parking passes for that lot if needed. Just let us know when you get here and we will provide you a pass. (See campus map in link #2 for directions). Once you are in R lot, make your way to the Campus Recreation Center entrance and bring all of your gear in at this time.

August 31
Meet at the Campus Recreation Center by 4:00 PM
Classroom and practical application of wilderness survival, leave no trace, and backpacking
Gear distribution, pack, and depart campus at 5:30 PM
Explore the trails of Bay City State Park and set up camp at the Bay City Campground (site 127-128)
September 1
Pack up camp and travel back to campus

Food and Beverage
August 31
Dinner: Mountain House freeze dried meal- assorted
September 1
Breakfast: Apples, bananas, oatmeal, yogurt, granola

Please bring a refillable water bottle to use.  Feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish. If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know at registration in order to make accommodations.

Packing List
Water bottle, water clothes(swimsuit), towel, hygiene items, sunscreen, flashlight, bug spray, additional clothes, camera, pillow, miscellaneous spending money

*We will provide tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads. Please feel free to bring your own equipment if you’d like.
*Please limit your belongings to one backpack and a bag similar to an airport carry on item.

Link #1
Bay City Campground

Link #2
Campus Map