||Winter Camping School - Denver
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||Members Only (Programs/Education)
Classrooms A-B, American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden CO
Class sessions will run from 6:40pm to approximately 9:15pm
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This is a school for those who want to enjoy camping, while being comfortable in the mountains during winter conditions. Learn how to stay warm, not how to tolerate cold. You will have fun and learn skills that will open a fourth season for your camping and/or back-country enjoyment. This basic winter camping training program concentrates on equipment and techniques that are necessary for you to keep warm while camping overnight, but it also covers traveling, cooking, campsite preparation and other topics related to exposure in winter conditions. Note that Mother Nature determines our weather conditions. So be aware that camping conditions can vary from delightful to arctic dreadful during this class.
The school consists of 3 lecture/demonstration nights where students will hear and be able to see various aspects of what to expect and the equipment that may vary from those who are used to summer style camping.
These 3 lectures are to be held on Tuesdays (February 4, 11 & 25) starting at 6:40PM & ending after 9:00PM.
To provide exposure to the materials there are 2 one-day field days scheduled.
A one-day equipment, packing and cooking test trip is on Saturday, February 15. Another day trip on February 22 will be for snow shelter construction instruction & practice. There is a proposal to potentially have field days for both Saturday and Sunday to allow members to attend either day but for now the plan is Saturday's.
Three overnight trips are planned to be put into the activity schedule to allow individuals the opportunity to practice their skills. These planned overnight dates are March 1-2, March 15-16 and March 29-30.
All outings will require snowshoes. There are no pre-requisites for this school.
Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing to the appropriate school or event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.
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