Groups are limited to a maximum of 8 participants with a minimum of two experienced leaders per group. This small group size allows for a more personalized experience and for the leaders to pour more time into each individual participant.
All equipment and food will be provided for each participant. The only things each young person will need to bring is their own clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and a willingness to push themselves beyond their perceived boundaries.
How old do I have to be to go on a trip?
We offer trips to youth ages 13-19
Are these trips only for Christian youth?
No, we want kids of all backgrounds to experience the beauty, power, and challenge of God's creation.
Are the Lat45 trips co-ed?
No, we have separate trips for both boys and girls with coordinating leaders and guides.
How long are the Lat45 trips?
The majority of our trips are 5 days, 4 nights.
How many miles can I expect to hike on the trip?
The average trip is generally between 25 - 30 miles.
How hard is the hike?
Many of our participants are first time hikers. We make sure to balance the difficulty of the trip based on the groups ability.
What do I need to pack?
We will provide you with a packing list prior to your trip depending on which route/trip you're signed up for.
Can I bring my own gear?
Yes, but all gear you bring will have to be approved by leaders.
Do I need to bring food?
No. We will provide food. Please refer to the packing list for items you're responsible for bringing.
What if I have food allergies?
If you have food allergies or special dietary needs, please let us know prior to your trip. We can accommodate your needs, we just need to know in advance.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! We highly encourage inviting friends to join you on your adventure. Be sure that they have contacted us and registered beforehand, as our trips are limited in size!
Can I bring my cell phone?
As of 2021, we now allow cell phones on a limited basis, primarily for photos, as 99% of the time we are outside of cell coverage. Leaders do have a satellite phone for emergencies. Should a participant find it challenging to stay away from the cell phone, the leaders may retrieve and carry those.
What do you do if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are first aid certified and at least one of the guides per trip have their Wilderness First Aid certification or training. They are trained and prepared to handle emergencies in the field.
What about taking photos?
Each trip attendee will need to sign a photo release form as our leaders have great cameras and take a lot of pictures. After the trip, each attendee will get access to the trip photos. Also, as stated above, participants can now bring their personal cell phones to take photos.
Will I be able to talk with my child while they are on the trip?
The short answer is no. If there are any emergencies, leaders will have a satellite phone but it is for emergencies only.
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