Waterloo Recreation Area - Begin to Backpack Workshop

Date:  May 22, 2021  
Time:  01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea, MI 48118

Contact: Katie McGlashen, 734-475-3170

Two people hiking with backpacks on wooded trail

Learn backpacking basics with an overview of necessary gear, what to wear, how to pack, meal planning, safety and backcountry ethics in this preparatory class. We will set up a tent, use a single-burner stove and filter water outdoors. This workshop will be held outdoors under the pavilion.

For ages 16 and older. Participation is limited to 20.

Cost is $15 per person.

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

Please note: Registration is required by May 17. Cancellations must be made by May 20 to guarantee a full refund.

For registration help or other questions, contact Katie McGlashen, park interpreter, at 734-475-3170.

Participants, employees and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings and will make every effort to maintain at least 6 feet separation throughout the class. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Waterloo Recreation Area.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.