Backpacking Camp

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Backpacking Camp

Backpacking Camp

During the four-day, three night trip, campers will enjoy day hikes, swimming, fishing, survival skills, and fellowship. Each day will include Bible studies, in order to focus campers on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the glory of God.

The trip starts at CLBC, where we will gear up, go over the trip plan, and discuss backcountry safety and ethics. 

This trip is intended for backpackers of all skill levels. Beginners will enjoy a new adventure into places with mountains, lakes, fauna, flora, and no cell phone service. Experienced outdoors adventurers will enjoy a trip to one of Idaho’s most beautiful mountain lakes.

Campers will learn the principles of lightweight backpacking and backpacking ethics in a Gospel-centered environment.


Spring Trips

Our spring trips are great for people of all skill levels able to hike 6 miles per day in relatively mild terrain.  Both the All-Ages and Teen-Only trip take place in beautiful Hell's Canyon at the historic Kirkwood Ranch.

Spring Trip

Spring Backpacking CampDate: May 5 - 8, 2017

Time: Meet at CLBC at 8:00 am, return to CLBC at 7pm.

Where: Kirkwood Ranch in Hell’s Canyon.  


Summer Trips

Summer Trip

Summer Backpacking CampDate: August 9-12, 2017

Time: Meet at CLBC at 3p, return to CLBC at 3p.

Where:  Harrison Lake near Sandpoint, ID.


Intermediate Trip

Summer Backpacking CampDate: August 24-27, 2017

Time: Meet at CLBC at 3p, return to CLBC at 3p.

Where:  Harrison Lake near Sandpoint, ID.



Age: This trip is designed for people ages 13-18 who are able to hike at least 4 miles per day.  This hike is perfect for beginners who want a backcountry experience.

Cost: $160./camper (includes a camp t-shirt).  Money and registration must be received at CLBC (PO Box 106, Cocolalla, ID 83813) by 10 days prior.

CLBC Provided Gear

  • Ultra-light Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Cooking/Eating Equipment
  • Food
  • Toilet Paper
  • First Aid Supplies

Required Personal Gear

  • Bible, small notebook, pen
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Pants
  • Lightweight t-shirt
  • Sweatshirt (Fleece is best)
  • Underwear
  • Toothbrush & tooth paste
  • Socks
  • Flashlight (small)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sun Glasses

Optional Personal Gear

  • Trekking Pole
  • Backpacking Pillow
  • Rain Jacket
  • Fishing Gear (Idaho license
  • Backpacking Chair
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa
  • Binoculars
  • GPS Unit
  • Extra shirts/pants
  • Sandals
  • Swimwear (modest)
  • Digital Camera

To join the trip, simply fill out the registration form or visit our online registration at If you have questions, please contact us. Registrations must be in by 10 days prior to the camp. We will send out a letter one week prior to the trip with final details.