Practice with a Pack
On our first trip to the wilderness, we’ll hit the trail with fully loaded overnight packs. In addition to addressing how to overcome the challenges of hiking with the additional bulk and weight of a big backpack, we’ll cover all the basics, including energy saving techniques, reading the trail, predicting weather, identifying hazards, finding and safely filtering water, nutrition while hiking, and other essentials for beginning backpackers.
Don’t have an overnight backpack? Don’t worry. We work with Brooklyn-based gear rental company Traverse Outfitters and all DBA Academy students receive a 20% discount on gear rental.
All adventures include:
- Transportation to/from NYC, with convenient pick-ups in Brooklyn and Manhattan
- Breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffees and teas
- Lunch and snacks on our adventure
- Note: we offer vegetarian and vegan options and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs