"I will take away Connections! Energy! Inspiration! Readiness to Make a Difference!" --Leadership Retreat Participant
"I learned to be confident and put myself in situations I'm not used to. If I don't, I might miss out on some GREAT opportunities!"
--Leadership Camp Participant
Learn all the essentials you’ll need to begin the sport of backpacking. Classroom topics include pre-trip planning, boot selection, food selection and stove use, water purification, gear selection, how to pack, campsite setup, and “leave no trace” ethics. The class is designed to give you the confidence and basic skills to spend a night or a few days enjoying the backcountry. Class size is limited so apply early. See Registration form for information on equipment and class structure.
Fall Class Dates--To Be Determined
Check back soon for dates & registration info.
Does your company, team, or group need a retreat? Would you enjoy
spending some time to look at goal setting and leadership dynamics?
One of Mountain Roots' longest standing programs is a week long
leadership camp for teenagers in western North Carolina. Contact us to
plan your leadership program or team building retreat today. We can design
a program for your group at your site or use a nearby retreat center or even
enjoy some trailside and mountaintop reflection in DuPont State Forest
Or Pisgah National Forest. We'll help you to assess your group's needs
and plan the ultimate program!
Are you interested in incorporating more outdoor time in your school's curriculum?
We can help! Mountain Roots has developed extensive outdoor education activities
that can be offered on a regular basis--weekly, monthly, and quarterly options are
available. Enjoy the benefit of getting students outside, making connections, and
exploring / learning in new ways.
Mountain Roots’ Outdoor Education program provides regular opportunities to integrate focused experiential learning into the school routine. Our TLC (Teams, Leadership, & Character development) and Environmental Education (EE) programs allow the opportunity for students to make connections to themselves, their classmates and community, as well as the natural world. Schools may choose to intertwine both TLC & EE or cater the program to focus on one or the other.
Our Outdoor Education programs can be offered to all your students (K-8) on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. We work with each school to design a plan that will best meet the needs of your school. To us, Outdoor Education is a means to explore and take learning out of the classroom while we engage in nature-based science lessons, team building, leadership, and character development throughout the entire school year.