Josephe Batard Camping, 2018-04-28 01:00:28. Will you receive written evaluations of field work? Written critiques should be very helpful to identify some of your strong and weak points. Most often camp instructors will see some small intangible need for you to improve upon that you may not have known. They will also provide excellent insight and advice on what to expect at the higher levels giving you a clear path on what you need to address as you seek advancement.
Mariette Beaudoin Camping, 2018-04-27 21:45:21. First you need to do some research in order to make a good decision about what camp fits your goals and developmental needs. Determine how much time and money you have available to devote to the camp environment. What are your immediate officiating goals? There are basically two kinds of camps: teaching camps and exposure camps. Both are valuable and have their place but you need to understand the difference so your experience is both rewarding and beneficial.
Mariette Beaudoin Camping, 2018-04-27 05:43:51. Camps should have at least a 40% to 60% return staff ratio which shows that the camp is seen as a good place to spend a summer. Specialty overnight camps can range from $500 to $1000 per week depending on the program. Most camp counselors are in their late teens or early twenties and are high school and college students on their summer break.
Valentine Breton Hiking, 2018-04-28 01:00:35. We carried ice axes but after the first couple of passes they were used mostly for digging cat holes. The sun cups were one of the biggest problems along with post holing in the soft snow in the afternoons. Almost everyone used trail running shoes except the Europeans who wore mountaineering boots. We had wet feet the whole way through the Sierras from the snow and river crossings and much of Washington from the rain and new snow but surprisingly it wasn‘t much of a problem. We did get tired of the snow and needing to be constantly on the search for the trail. I would like to go back and hike the John Muir Trail (most of which is the same as the PCT) in the fall when you can actually walk on the trail.
GivenName Surname Hiking, 2018-04-28 01:00:45. Apart from your hiking boots there are other forms of equipment needed for you hike. If you plan on embarking on a day hike you will need hiking socks water purifying tablets (if you are not carrying your own water) a back pack walking stick traction devices rescue beacons signaling gear Avalanche probes (if you will be on snow covered hilly terrain) jackets binoculars first aid kit a compass sunscreen and food. For an overnight hike you will require a tent sleeping bag camp stoves rain gear matches a Swiss army knife and a flashlight. Get a map of the route you plan on taking. If you plan to hike alone or with one another person notify your family (or a ranger if you are hiking through a park) on the place where you will be and the time you expect to return. That way someone can come looking for you if you are in trouble or just simply lost.
Mariette Beaudoin Hiking, 2018-04-28 01:00:32. We entered the Sierra Nevada on June 11 in a very heavy snow year so we spent about a month hiking through snow sometimes only getting down below snow level in the evening to camp. I had very little experience hiking in deep snow and no experience navigating when the trail was covered with snow most of the day. Mostly we did it with map and compass but we did use a GPS some to pinpoint the trail location and to confirm which was the right pass a few times. I had crampons at the beginning of the Sierras but soon lost them off the back of my pack before I ever used them. One thing we didn‘t have to worry about was water. We got spoiled by only having to carry a liter or two of water. We often drank directly from springs and the snow melt streams without bothering to treat the water.
Valentine Breton Camping, 2018-04-28 01:00:59. Are there returning students? Is there a waiting list? Does the website have testimonials from former students? Are there success stories where past students have been successfully advanced into higher levels? This is a true test of a camp‘s quality and should not go unnoticed during your evaluation. Ask those questions of the camp leadership personnel.
Mariette Beaudoin Hiking, 2018-04-28 01:00:55. Other Gear. While this was the most essential mountain hiking gear that you might possibly need depending on your preference and style there are several other hiking gear you can use too. Some of this gear includes cams chalk bags for the winter and webbing. If you ever decide to go for mountain hiking whether you plan to by yourself or with a hiking partner never leave without the mentioned essential mountain hiking gear.
Josephe Batard Hiking, 2018-04-28 01:00:50. Firstly it is always good to ask for any recommendations; this is the easiest way to start out. You can then research those recommendations so this will cut down on the time spent on looking and knowing what is popular is as easy a place to start as any. It is also good to ask people you know if they enjoy hiking - friends family work colleagues and neighbours to see if they can recommend some hiking trails that they have taken. The best hiking trails are those that are popular and well maintained those that are safe and are cheap to hike.
Alacoque Dupacrac Camping, 2018-04-28 01:00:41. This is for example one reason why there are opportunities such as the Summer Camp Expo held every February in Toronto. In 2011 the first annual Camp Expo will be held. Attending a fair like this will give families the opportunity to look forward to summer (lots of pictures!) and will allow parents to meet with camps and ask all the questions they can imagine. The opportunity to speak with camps get registered and get a jump start on the mental preparation for an overnight summer camp is reason enough to attend this event and to not forget about summer camp during the time away from summer and from camp.
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