Outdoor Recreation

Young man studying map outdoorsThis 4-H project is for those who like hiking and camping! Progress from day hikes, to overnight camping trips and then to extended backpacking expeditions as you hike through the three activity guides and the helper’s guide. Experiences relate to food, shelter, Leave No Trace ethics, safety, navigation equipment and camp management.

Here's What You Can Learn . . . .

  • Plan and pack for a day hike
  • Learn to select appropriate outdoor clothing/shoes for hiking
  • Understand how to use layering to regulate body temperature
  • Plan appropriate food for hiking
  • Prepare a basic first aid kit
  • Understand how to care for blisters and hot spots
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles
  • Learn how to use a compass
  • Identify hazardous weather and natural shelters
  • Observe plants and animals

Online Resources and Websites

Online Resources
  • Shop 4-H Curriculum
    • Hiking Trails (08043)
    • Camping Adventures (08044)
    • Backpacking Expeditions (08045)
    • Outdoor Helper's Guide (08046)



Contact Us

Wyoming State 4-H Office

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3354

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5170

Fax: (307)766-3998

Email: 4h@uwyo.edu

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