Fire and Ice June

Dates: June 1-5
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $390, ($440 for non-members)

Build One-Match Fires. Swim to Icebergs. Learn Wilderness Skills.

Fire and Ice (formerly known as Introduction to Wilderness Skills) is designed especially for students who are new to wilderness adventures. We spend three days (11 am – 5 pm) learning necessary survival skills and teamwork, as well as Leave No Trace environmental ethics and wilderness leadership skills through games and direct contact with nature. Then, for the last two days, we head across the bay for an overnight adventure, where we test our skills and get wild.

The first three days will each be located in a different area near Homer, to maximize our knowledge of various terrain. Students are responsible for meeting at the different trailheads each morning at 11 am, prepared for a day’s adventure. Parents/guardians can pick their student up at the designated trailhead at 5 pm each evening. Complete course information, with locations and curriculum will be available upon registration or request, closer to the start of the course.

On Thursday we will take a water taxi to Glacier Spit, then backpack in 3 miles to Grewingk Glacier Lake. We will camp at the lake, play games, do group activities, and hike 1 mile out the Saddle Trail the following day. All meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast, and another lunch) and group gear (tents and stoves) will be provided by HoWL.

Your instructors Haley and Jesse are stoked!

As on all HoWL trips, healthsafetyteamwork and leadership development and fun are key elements to the success of the trip. Lessons on all of the above will enrich the expedition during teachable moments.

DiRtBaG scholarship funds are available for this expedition. Please refer to our DiRtBaG page for more information.

Fire and Ice Gear List 

All students will be required to follow HoWL’s safety policies and procedures and the instructor’s instructions during HoWL activities. All participants and their legal guardians will be required to sign a Participant Assumption of Risks, Acknowledgment of Inherent Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor of HoWL upon registration for programs.



There are currently 9 spots remaining!

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