Backpacking 101 is an opportunity for youth ages 13-17 who are blind or visually impaired to explore fundamental backcountry camping skills in an outdoor learning environment. Backpacking has long been an outdoor recreational pursuit, but special equipment, skills, and techniques often become structural barriers for people to get involved. The range of potential outcomes and benefits are numerous, from increasing physical health to developing self-determination.
Led by experienced outdoor educators, participants will learn how to organize and pack a backpack for multi-day travel, select proper backpacking clothing, choose and set up a campsite, and prepare food on a camp stove or over a fire. Participants will also learn skills in leadership, group dynamics, personal judgment, and decision making.
Scholarships may be available to eligible participants. For more information, visit LIO's scholarship page. Space is limited, so sign up today and discover the world beyond the trail head—the world where motorized vehicles cannot go!
Camp T Forms
Camper forms are required for this event. Please complete the Camper Information and Consent Packet [PDF] and send to Camp T at least two weeks before the event:
10500 Lincoln Lake Road Northeast
Greenville, MI 48838
Please note: Payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. A credit card is the accepted method of payment. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.
If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 888-760-2206 or 517-373-2887.