This is an advanced-level backpacking trip designed for older teens with backpacking experience. The hiking is strenuous with elevation and 4 to 6 miles a day. Come ready for a transformative experience that could be life-changing. A central part of this experience is that we will work on building a community in which we can share stories and deep nature connections. There will be an option to do a solo overnight. The orientation meeting for this trip is on July 11th. 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.