Take a Hike
Come Hike with us!
Take a Hike was added to our program line up in 2018. Our hiking program has allowed us to introduce participants to hiking and expanding their interest by exposing them to new trails, views, and a community of other passionate individuals!
The hiking program starts out with some easier local hikes to get everyone acquainted with the group dynamic and its leaders. As the program progresses the hikes become longer and more engaging as we travel further away from town to access the amazing hikes available in the region. While hiking there will be discussion based around connection to nature, identifying local flora and fauna and some of its historical uses.
Participants will learn some basic navigation and map reading skills so they can route find and understand how to safely navigate the trails in a variety of circumstances. Being able to safely travel through the local terrain with the “leave no trace” principle and understanding of the impacts of our presence in the environment is an important component of the program.
In an effort to make the sport more accessible Elevation Outdoors provides transportation from 3 common meeting points in Kelowna and West Kelowna to make it easier for participants to join us.
Take a Hike 2024 will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in April.
- Orientation: Tues, April 2 @ 4 pm
- Hikes: after school on April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, & May 2.
- Spots are available on scholarship for youth that meet our eligibility criteria. Scholarships cover 100% of the costs to participate. Click here (scroll down to 'Who We Serve') to see our scholarship eligibility requirements.
- Partial funding may be available for families that do not meet scholarship criteria but still face financial barriers
- Limited paid spots are available, at a cost of $250 per spot
If you are interested in volunteering for Take a Hike, please click here!
Scholarship Seat Sponsors
A big THANK YOU to the following Organization Sponsors who contribute in a wide array of manners to help us have the impact we do in our community.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise de
l’initiative Le sport communautaire pour tous. Éliminer les obstacles et augmenter les taux de participation au sport chez les populations
sous-représentées sont en tête des priorités du gouvernement du Canada.
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