North Campus to Offer Classes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Published 03.14.2006


If you like the outdoors and want to learn how to backpack or rock-climb, Pennsylvania College of Technology's North Campus has classes for you.

The noncredit Introduction to Backpacking and Rock Climbing 101 will be offered this spring at the North Campus, located three miles east of Wellsboro on Route 6.

Introduction to Backpacking is a fun, six-week course geared toward the novice. It covers basic equipment and skills for two- to five-day trips in the backcountry. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 4 through May 9. No previous knowledge or experience is needed. Some of the course will be held outside on the grounds of the North Campus. Students should wear appropriate outerwear and footwear.

Rock Climbing 101 is for those who are interested in vertical adventures but don't know where to start. The workshop is an introduction to the basic components and safety measures used in the sport. Instructor Ben Nevin is a certified rock-climbing specialist and brings much experience in the increasingly popular sport. Classes will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 3 through May 15.

The cost for each course is $49, and pre-registration is required at least a week before classes begin.

For more information, or to register, contact the North Campus at (570) 724-7703.