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Full Event with Waitlist
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Intro to Backpacking
Outdoor Skills

Full Event with Waitlist 2 seats remaining on waitlist

Although this event is full, we can contact you when others cancel or if more room is available.

The event organizer will either call or send an email as the event is available for new registrations.



4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702


Date & Times:
Apr 01, 2023 10:00AM - 3:00PM MST

About this Event:

Join us as we learn to backpack, pack a pack, and set up and tear down a campsite. We’ll discuss leave no trace principles and many of the decisions which need to be made before you can go out.
Please note: Class start times are posted in Central Daylight Time, but this class is set to start at 10:00AM Mountain Daylight Time.


Organized by:

Louise Swanson

Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

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Minimum Age Policies:

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies


About the Program


Learn how to kayak/canoe, cook in the outdoors, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and survive in the wilderness.
These courses introduce folks to practical skills for enjoying South Dakota’s landscape.  Classes include kayak and canoe classes on flat and moving bodies of water, skills for how to start a fire and cook on an open fire, and skills for wilderness survival.  During the winter months, these courses also include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.