Experience Level: Beginner

Experience the outdoors in a new and exciting way at Backpacking for Beginners from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in The Studio and outdoors.

Backpacking is an extremely rewarding activity that requires skill, knowledge, preparation and physical conditioning. In this class, Kelly Tang will cover what equipment to use, route planning, safety and more. You will emerge from this session with the knowledge and desire to start your backpacking journey. This class will include an outdoor, hands-on portion (weather permitting).

$75/person. Register here by June 15. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email

About the instructor

Growing up in Chicago, Kelly Tang lacked outdoor experiences as a youth. But as an adult, she embarked on a journey to explore outdoor recreation. A transformative camping experience in the Boundary Waters ignited her passion for camping and backpacking, leading her to seek out pristine and untouched natural settings.

Since then, Kelly has embarked on numerous backpacking trips, venturing to destinations such as Southern Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Virginia. Driven by a desire to make outdoor education accessible to individuals with similar backgrounds, she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for backpacking.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, outdoor education, science, storytelling, and wellnessAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer course schedule here.


Jun 22 2024


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 22 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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