Staff Training 2021 is a Wrap!
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 22:37
A week of Montana’s finest June weather served as the backdrop for a week of preparation, learning, and fun, at Alpengirl's 2021 staff training, and our Alpenguide team is ready and eagerly anticipating the first campers’ arrivals in just a few short days!
Our guides arrived to Montana from near and far, bringing with them an impressive array of
backcountry skills, summer camp experiences, and leadership knowledge, with surprising skills and silly specialties to boot!
Gathering in person was a treat and the group hit the ground running, learning all the details and systems that make Alpengirl tick. Luckily there were lots of breaks to share fun games and invent Alpenolympic events, and soon everyone was immersed in all that it takes to be an amazing Alpenguide.
Highlights from the week included a sunny day of hands-on canoe, kayak, and SUP instruction; first aid scenarios; lifeguarding practice; and cooking and sharing wonderful Alpengirl meals. These guides really know how to put together a campfire dinner!
It wouldn’t have been an Alpengirl experience without some time in the backcountry, and besides demonstrating backcountry skills and safety, the group was able to scout the route for the upcoming MT Lil’s backpacking trip. What a treat to awaken creekside after all the indoor time this past year, and flow through the Alpenyoga routine under the Big Sky. Our yoga teachers are going to be incredible instructors for the girls, helping them start each day calm and strong. We ended with a quick, rejuvinatize hot spring dip and a delicious feast of homemade calzones.
Now, the gear is inventoried, the menus are planned, and final logistics are tied up with a bow. The Alpenguides enjoyed speaking with many of you today during your pre-camp calls. If you couldn’t tell by their tone of voice, they are excited to meet you!
They are an incredible group of outdoorswomen and they are eager to be leading your summer 2021 adventures.
See you at camp!