Backcountry Leadership Program

The Backcountry Leadership Program (BLP) provides additional leadership skills and training for those who excelled in a previous Youth Camping session.

BLP’ers hike deep into secluded wilderness areas and work on intense, challenging, and technical projects, while practicing skills like goal setting, time management, positive motivation, and group leadership.

The Backcountry Leadership Program projects have historically been located in the most remote and pristine areas of the Pacific Northwest and Idaho. Crews often get packed into remote locations with pack-mules, or have even been flown in using small aircraft. Past locations include Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and Washington’s Glacier Peak Wilderness.

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Northwest Youth Corps’ Community Wildfire Protection Corps crews integrate team-based work projects, education, and professional trainings into a program that encourages personal growth and the development of resource management skills.

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BLP Crews

Dates: Check back soon for 2024 details

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