PEX Outdoor Trips

PEX 101: Backpacking and Camping

This experientially based backpacking/camping course focuses on basic skills necessary to safely plan, prepare for, and embark on short-stay overnight backcountry trips where emergency medical care can be delayed. Safe travel, camping skills, equipment selection/operation, Leave No Trace, and sound decision-making are all introduced as foundational skills in the course.

PEX 103- Canoeing  

This introductory experientially based course focuses on learning the basic techniques for canoeing.  Within the classroom and on day-trips students will learn terminology, history, etiquette on and off the water, paddle and boat handling, stroke techniques, flat-water safety and rescues, appropriate attire and equipment, knots, launching and landing.

PEX 139: Wilderness Skills 

This experientially based course will cover the basics of hiking and camping within a desert environment.  Students will learn survival skills, water filtration, appropriate hydration, packing for varying desert temperatures, shelter set-up, meal preparation, emergency protocols, understanding flora and fauna of the area they are exploring and Leave-No Trace principals. 
 

PEX 177: Canoeing the Black Canyon 

Introductory canoeing course that’s experientially based focusing on basic skills necessary to safely plan, prepare for, and embark on overnight trips where emergency medical care can be delayed.  Safe travel, water safety, paddling 
 

PEX 181: Winter Camping 

This experientially based course will cover the basics of living and adventuring in winter terrain, while backpacking/camping in winter conditions. Students will learn about calorie needs in winter climates, staying warm and layering for the cold, snowshoeing, winter shelters, basic map and compass, making a winter camp and safety protocols.​