This backpacking trip is designed for teens 14 to 17 years of age that have attended our Otter Clan backpacking trip or have mid-level experience. Deer Clan bridges the gap between our introductory and advanced trips. Teens have the opportunity to hone backpacking abilities as they learn from instructions and share their skills with peers, all while deepening personal connection with nature in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. The orientation meeting for this trip is on June 27th. This is an opportunity for campers to meet their instructors, each other, and to learn about the adventure they are about to take! Campers can bring their gear to get it checked and fitted and can ask any questions they may have. This summer we are using chartered vans to bring staff, campers, and gear to our backpacking locations. Vans will leave Leigh Farm Park on the Monday morning of the trip and will return Friday. Arrival time on Friday will depend on when the group arrives at their final hiking location.