Since 1983 Fieldguides has been bringing youth outside to promote a stronger sense of self, community, and connection to nature. This year, Fieldguides expanded its programming to include a variety of backpacking trips for youth. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, this summer Fieldguides successfully provided access to safe outdoor backpacking experiences for youth ages 11-17. We are pleased to offer additional camping and backpacking programs this fall. We know many families are searching for ways to enrich their students’ educational and social/emotional growth during these challenging times. Our programs aim to help students grow both socially and academically while deepening their connection to nature.
"We are so grateful the Fieldguides stepped up to provide quality outdoor programing for kids this summer when it seemed we were all doomed to stay home with our immediate households! Being outdoors with peers is the best treatment for the boredom, isolation and digital overload that kids have been going through since March. Thank you for going through all the hoops to set up a safe and fun outdoor immersion experience!" -Parent, Bay Area, CA
To learn about how FIELDGUIDES is approaching the risks of operating guided backpacking trips for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to view our policies, plans, and guidance from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Camp Association, visit our FIELDGUIDES AND COVID page.