Middle School is often a challenging and transformative time for students. We believe this is a powerful time for students to experience nature. Our middle school Backcountry Programs are designed to build upon the skills gained each year, helping students maintain and deepen their connection with the outdoors and add new collaborative and wilderness skills. The overall goal of our 3-year program to is work towards a student designed and led backpacking trip and community exhibition. Although the overall program is designed to work best as a three-year program, each trip can be offered as a stand alone expedition and specialized backpack trips can be designed to meet whatever your needs.
Our 6th Grade Program focuses on teamwork and communication as well as introduces students to a few basic wilderness skills including fire building, knot tying, and tarp setting. During 6th grade the students will go on a three day camping trip in the fall, followed-up by a two-night backpacking trip in the spring.
Our 7th Grade Program focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. In 7th Grade the students will build upon their wilderness skills with a focus on navigation and map & compass. Students will go on a four day backpacking trip where the students will be responsible for leader major sections of the trip to practice their navigation and leadership skills.
Our 8th Grade Program is designed to help students utilize all their skills and create a culminating backpacking expedition and community exhibition. Students will spend three days in the fall planning the food and route for their five day backpacking trip in the spring. They will also work to share what they have learned throughout their entire FIELDGUIDES experience with friends, family, and the wider community in a student-led and designed exhibition night.
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