Minister Creek Backpacking Trip

August 7-10, 2018

Senior Highers and Young Adults are invited to join us for an invigorating backpacking trip. No prior camping or backpacking experience is required, but participants will be accepted based on general good health. We will explore the beautiful trails of the Minister Creek region of the Allegheny National Forest (approximately 3 hours away). This trip will be led by Dan Adams and Matt Vince. 


Trip Details:

  • Tuesday, August 7 through Friday, August 10, 2018.
  • This is a coed camping/backpacking trip. We will be staying in tents (guys and girls separately).
  • The cost for this trip is approximately $75. This includes all trip costs: park fees, transportation and fuel, food in the back country, and tolls. 2 Travel meals on the road are not covered in this cost.
  • A $25 deposit is due on by May 31, 2018 to secure a spot.
  • Participants should be in good general health. While this is a restful trip, it can be physically strenuous at times.
  • Space on this trip is limited, and is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to Upperclassmen and Young Adults.
  • This trip will provide opportunities for rest and relaxation, personal spiritual devotions, group worship, and enjoying the beautiful out-of-doors.


  • The team leaders will coordinate meals. All participants will be responsible to help in the preparation of meals.
  • Let us know of any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.


  • The trip coordinators have most of the group gear needed for the trip (tents, cooking equipment, first aid supplies, etc.).
  • We will coach you on how to pack and prepare for this trip.
  • A complete packing list will be provided.
  • You will need to supply or borrow:
    • A lightweight, warm weather sleeping bag (small, not sleepover sized)
    • Frame backpack (internal or external, 70+ liters preferred)

Training Meeting:

  • A training and packing meeting will be scheduled for mid-summer.

Registration is now closed for the backpacking trip is now closed. If you are still interested and would like to be placed on the waiting list for a potential opening, please contact Dan Adams or Matt Vince.



Next Steps:



If you haven’t already for this year, download and complete the 181 waiver.


The deposit to reserve a space is $25. The full trip cost is $75.