Basic Backpack Hammock Camping Course

Join us as we hike a section of the John P. Saylor in Gallitzin State Forest and hold our Basic Backpacking Course.
We'll return to the Babcock Picnic Area where we'll conduct our Basic Backpacking Course.

You'll learn the proper way to fit a pack, what essential gear to carry, water filtration, basic fire making, cooking in the outdoors, how to create a backpacking first aid kit, how to set up an emergency shelter, and how to plan for your backpacking trip.

We'll demonstrate the proper way to set up a hammock for those interested in learning how to hammock camp.

We'll meet at the Babock Picnic Area off Rt. 56 at Gallitzin State Forest. (

Cost is $20.00 per person
Comfortable, hiking boots are recommended
Clothing based on weather.
Water (insulated water bottles are best)
First Aid Kit

Please be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with the guides.



martinsburg, pennsylvania

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206 Hoover Drive, Martinsburg PA 16662

Dates & Times

July 14

10 am - 3 pm