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June 3-6 Leadership Backpacking Experience

Leadership Backpacking

Learning to Lead with Beauty

June 3 - June 6, 2021

Join Creatio for this unforgettable mountain adventure where you will gain skills in leadership in The Church and the backcountry! This backpacking adventure will equip you with the tools to evangelize peers through beauty. We will discuss the Signs of the Times, the New Evangelization, and How to Evangelize through Beauty of Creation.

Learn about your personal leadership skills while putting them to practice on this backpacking experience. Not only will you gain knowledge of your own personal leadership skills, you will learn additional leadership skills including trail navigation, time management, group management, and risk management.

If you are interested, apply to join us (link below) on this Leadership Backpacking Adventure! Then once you are accepted, you will make a payment and get hyped to join us on this Experience!

Where

White River National Forest

Price

$275 Early Bird until May 3, 2021

$350 Regular Price

Included

Gear, Food, Transportation, Creatio Guides & Leadership Experience!

Leadership Backpacking Adventure

Spend a long weekend in the beautiful, White River National Forest! You will learn and lead people who are also striving to evangelize through beauty.

Your Guides

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Kathleen McTighe

Missionary Guide
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Nathan Young

Missionary Guide

Spirituality

Creatio’s spirituality is focused on strengthening the four relationships: relationship with self, with one another, with nature and with God. We encourage all of our missionaries to be open to experience a deepening of these relationships while on our trips.

Creatio takes a holistic approach to improving lives by addressing material and spiritual wellbeing of the people we serve. We do this with a Catholic worldview as our foundation, however we encourage Catholics and non-Catholics to join us in encountering the beauty of creation and our Creator. All participants are encouraged to join in group activities such as discussions on faith-based topics or visiting Holy sites, but nobody will be forced to participate in specifically Catholic traditions and practices.

Tentative Itinerary

  • 7:00AM – Arrive at St. Joseph Catholic Parish – 600 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204
  • Leadership discussion & activities
  • 11:30AM – Eat lunch and drive to Trailhead
  • 2:00PM – Start hiking & teach lessons
  • 6:00PM – Dinner, activities & talk given by Creatio Missionary
  • 7:00AM – Wake up & follow the Leader of the Day’s lead
  • 12:00PM – Lunch & leadership activity
  • 5:00PM – Arrive at camp and hang out
  • 6:00PM – Dinner, activities & talk given by Creatio Missionary
  • 7:00AM – Wake up & follow the Leader of the Day’s lead
  • 12:00PM – Lunch & evangelization activity
  • 5:00PM – Arrive at camp and hang out
  • 6:00PM – Dinner, activities & talk given by Creatio Missionary
  • 7:00AM – Wake up & follow the Leader of the Day’s lead
  • 8:00AM – Backpack out to cars
  • 1:00PM – Celebratory lunch on the way back to Denver
  • 5:00PM – Arrive in Denver in time for an evening mass at a local parish

Packing

  • Sleeping bag (packable, rated to 30 Degrees F)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Backpacking Pack (40-50L)
  • Hiking boots/ shoes
  • Camp Sandals (optional, but recommended) 
  • Non-cotton Dri-Fit Clothing – (1 underwear, 1 extra shirt – minimum)
  • Non-cotton socks / Hiking Socks (Merino Wool)
  • Hiking Pants and/or shorts (helpful to have non-cotton, also longer pants for cool nights and bugs)
  • Layers (Down Jacket / Merino Wool or Fleece layers)
  • Rain Jacket (Rain pants if you have them) – storms are unpredictable
  • Water Bottles/ Bladder (2-3 L Capacity)
  • Hat (Warm)
  • Gloves (light)
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses, hat
  • Headlamp / Flashlight
  • Camping bowl/plate and utensils
  • Prescription and non-prescription medications (notify Trip Leader)
  • Toiletries– toothbrush, toothpaste, contact case and solution (minimum)
  • ID (Leave in secure location in backpack)
  • Snacks for the hike (Cliff bars, Trail Mix, Candies)
  • Optional Items
    • Hiking Poles
    • Multi-tool and/or Knife
    • Compass
    • Phone (Camera)

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