Trip Itinerary

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Trip Itinerary

The first day of camp will be at Old Meadows Farm or a designated trail head. We’ll get to know one another and will learn the basics of preparing for a backpacking trip (what to pack, how to pack, food preparation). We’ll end the day with a group dinner and a campfire.

We’ll head out for the trail the next morning. Over the course of the next several days, we will hike a select trail in the Virginia section of the Appalachians, an ancient mountain range that stretches from northern Alabama to Maine. During our days on the trail, you will get to share in the unique culture of these beautiful mountains. We will typically hike between five and ten miles each day, with free time each day for reflection, writing, and relaxation. Our instructors will share their knowledge of the natural ecosystems and unique geological formations that are encountered while on trail. You will also learn the basics of Leave No Trace principles as they apply to hiking and camping in the backcountry. 

On the last day of camp, we will return for a de-brief before pick-up.

Please be aware that our schedule is not set in stone. We prepare detailed itineraries before each course, but also give our course instructors the ability to shape the trip day-by-day to accommodate the interests and physical fitness of our participants. We may also change schedules due to weather conditions, availability of water or safety concerns.


Be on the lookout for Apalatachi trips during the summer of 2018. 

Trip Logistics

Cost:  The cost of each trip is $850.00. Pricing includes instruction, all meals from dinner on the first day through lunch on the last day, group equipment (tents, stoves, pots/pans), as well as camping fees.

Cancellation Policy:  All forms and fees are due by June 1st with a non-refundable deposit of $100. If you cancel before June 1st, you will be refunded for the full cost of the trip minus your initial deposit. Any cancellations after June 1st will not be refunded. In the very rare case that we must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all course fees will be refunded. We are unable to make exceptions to this policy, so we recommend that you purchase traveler’s insurance to protect yourself if having to cancel the trip for any reason, including sudden medical, family, or travel-related concerns.

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