Campers will enjoy the excitement of a three day, two night camping trip on the Preserve. They are actively involved in both planning the trip as well as selecting activities for the trip. Prior to departure, campers are instructed on proper Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and on how to efficiently pack a backpack. All necessary equipment is provided to ensure their comfort and safety and all campsites have access to covered storm shelters in case of inclement weather. Campout staff maintain radio contact with the camp office, and check in multiple times per day.
Backpacks are used for overnight camping trips to carry sleeping bags, a change of clothes, food, etc. Internal or external frame backpacks are acceptable. Backpacks are sized by the weight and height of each person. The size of the backpack is important to your camper’s comfort while hiking. A Green River Preserve staff member will verify the fit of your camper’s backpack during check-in. If the backpack brought from home does not fit properly, campers will be supplied with and charged for a GRP rental pack. A daypack or a book bag is not a substitute for a backpack.
The GRP camp store has backpacks for rent at a cost of $20. Backpacks may be rented on opening day of each session. Reasonably priced backpacks are available at outdoor specialty stores or in outdoor departments of larger retail stores.
These are special, day-long activities which two and three-week session campers choose. GLPs serve as in-depth extensions of camp activities and allow campers to explore a specific skill set or interest. GLP days include exploring DuPont State Forest, Mountain Biking, canoeing at Cascade Lake, fly fishing on the Green River, learning primitive skills and crafts at the Pioneer Cabin, exploring the Carl Sandburg home, searching for the Lost Cave, geocaching, and many more.