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Backpacking Workshop and Overnight Experience: June 7 and June 15-16, 2019

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Workshop: Friday, June 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Backpacking experience: Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. through Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

Eddy Discovery Center, located in Waterloo Recreation Area
17030 Bush Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
June 7: Learn the basics of backpacking - like what and how to pack, meal planning and safety - in this preparatory class full of checklists.
June 15-16: During this overnight backpacking experience, hike with park interpreter Katie McGlashen as your guide. We will park at the Eddy Discovery Center and hike the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail 4.5 miles to Green Lake Campground. Learn about tent setup, meal preparations and backcountry camp stove basics, to go along with a campfire and a comradery-filled evening. Sunday morning, we will pack, prepare a nice breakfast and break camp for the Discovery Center.
Cost is $40 per family, which includes dinner and breakfast.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Waterloo Recreation Area.
For more info, contact Katie McGlashen at 734-475-3170.
Please note: Registration is required by June 1. Cancellations must be made by June 7 to guarantee a full refund.
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.