Now accepting applications for the 2018 Backpacking school!

First, check the schedule to make sure that you can attend every classroom session and outing. There are no make-up sessions!

Then, complete the 2018 Backpacking School Online Application and submit payment.  Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and class size is limited so apply early.  The school fee is $40 and you will be directed to PayPal to submit the fee after completing the application form.

If you are not already a member of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, you must apply to become a member of the ECP in order for your application to be considered.  Please see this link for information on applying to become a member to the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh.  You can apply for both the ECP and the Backpacking School at the same time.

In the event that you are waitlisted for the Backpacking School and space is not available, your $40 Backpacking School fee will be refunded.  However, ECP membership fees will not be refunded if you are not admitted to the Backpacking School.

We hope to respond to all applications within one week.

If everything sounds good, please click here to apply!

For further information, contact the Backpacking School directors:

Thanks and see you on the trail!