In the Kootenays, we live in an endless playground surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and trees. Go Wild! takes local youth on a six-day wilderness backpacking trip into their own wild backyards. It aims to connect participants to the landscape, develop leadership skills and inspire a love of the mountains to last a lifetime.
Go Wild! takes youth ages 14-18 on a wilderness backpacking adventure. This summer, guides Dave Quinn and Leah Evans will lead youth on the 6-day backpacking trip into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The exact route is to be determined given weather and fire conditions, but locations being considered include the upper Elk Valley and the Height of the Rockies.
Watch a video from last year’s trip over Earl Grey Pass here.
Who: Youth, aged 14-18
When: August 18-23
How Much: $450 (some bursaries are available)
For more Info: Contact Dave Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.427.5666
About the guides:
Dave Quinn is a wildlife biologist, educator and certified guide with many years of experience roaming wild places and connecting people to the wonders of nature. Dave is based in Kimberley with his family.
Leah Evans is a professional skier, owner of Girls Do Ski! and a certified guide. Based in Revelstoke, you may recognize Leah from her ski cameo in the “Jumbo Wild” documentary.
Apply for Go Wild 2016 here! Deadline for applications is July 15, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.