Go Wild!

The 2020 Go Wild! program has been cancelled.

With instruction from Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer – Government of B.C. we have had to cancel our 2020 Go Wild! program. But we’ll be back! We look forward to delivering Go Wild! in 2021.

In the Kootenays, we live in an endless playground surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and trees.

Go Wild! challenges youth 14-18 on a six-day wilderness backpacking trips into the spectacular Kootenay backcountry. Our Go Wild! trips develop leadership skills, connect participants to our landscape and inspires a love of the mountains to last a lifetime.

Go Wild! isn’t just a backpacking trip: it’s an education in backcountry camping and hiking that teaches the wilderness skills needed to safely plan and enjoy trips in our mountains. Starting a fire, reading a topographic map, planning a route without relying on trails, setting up camp, managing a heavy pack, cooking on a camp stove, planning and packing backcountry meals, staying safe around wildlife and more will be covered. And Go Wild! isn’t just about practical skills, it also covers mountain ecology, history, conservation and backcountry ethics. Go Wild! opens the door to a lifetime of wilderness adventure.

Read all about 2019’s Go Wild! summer trip.

We would like to thank the Province of BC for their generous funding of Go Wild!


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