This program is the perfect opportunity for you to get out on your first overnight hiking trip, or work to prepare yourself for a longer or more remote expedition. You will learn and refine packing and movement skills, work by yourself and within a group setting to set up and take down camp, and the trip will give you an idea of what to expect on a longer expedition. The program is designed to provide excellent instruction in a relaxed and enjoyable setting moving through Frontenac Provincial Park. 

We focus on getting you comfortable camping and travelling in the wilderness – we will help you get the kinks out of your packing systems, talk gear selection and preference, and introduce the Black Feather style of backpacking travel. After the clinic you’ll be ready to head out backpacking on your own or try one of our longer expeditions!

This clinic is perfect for both beginners and hikers with more experience. It is also a great way to introduce a friend, colleague, or family member (or all of the above!) to trekking.

Want to Learn More?

We hope to offer this trip again in 2024. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months! If you have questions please reach out to our office to chat!

Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All trips listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
September 15 -17, 2023 $1,150 CAD Book Now

What's Included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • 1 night front-country camping
  • 1 night back-country camping


  • trail meals and snacks on from Day 1 Dinner to Day 3 Lunch

Camping Equipment

  • rugged expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • “kitchen”: tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, stream crossing, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (radio, inReach)


  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from Frontenac Provincial Park