Workshop gives tips for winter camping

Marcellino Signorelli

Students are invited to go on a walk through the wilderness and learn how to survive the demanding conditions of camping in winter.

The upcoming SkillBuilder! Winter Camping Tips and Tricks will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Students will snowshoe for a half mile down the Marquette Fit Strip, located on Ridge Street near the Park Cemetery.

Leading the event will be Carolyn Harwood, senior outdoor recreation leadership and management major, and Lindsay Bean, director of outdoor education.

“A few things we’ll go over are how to stay warm during winter camping, what types of foods and drinks to bring and how to manage body heat, among other things,” Harwood said. “People assume that winter camping means being cold and uncomfortable, but it really doesn’t.”

Students should dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring snowshoes if they have them.
Snowshoes will be provided to those who need them.

“We’ll be keeping them busy, making this very interactive,” Harwood said. “Students should come with questions, ready to learn but also willing to have fun.”

Students interested can e-mail Carolyn Harwood at [email protected].