Sierra Club Snowcamping - San Francisco Bay Chapter

Free Sierra Club Snowcamping Informational Clinics

Learn more about the Snowcamping Training Series at one of our informational clinics,
coming soon to an outdoor store near you! (These is no reservation needed for these clinics
just show up and join us!)

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    Be part of snowcamping history. Sign up for the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Snowcamping Section's annual training series, offered for the 50th year. Learn and practice skills for winter navigation, shelter construction, how to stay warm, how to cook, and other winter tips and tricks. The training series teaches groups of adults, families, or youth during a full-day classroom session in Emeryville, followed by two weekend trips (one two-day, one three-day) in the Sierra to practice what we've learned. This training is not for the complete backcountry rookie; all students must apply and we ask that all applicants be in good physical shape and have backpacking experience. If you love backpacking, come join us in the snow and enjoy the wonders that winter camping can offer. We offer training in the basics necessary to enjoy this winter activity and a number of alumni trips.

  • Applications are now open for the 2020 Training series trips! Apply via the Snowcamping Application!
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