Questions/Answers for Parents
Q: Is transportation provided?
A: Absolutely. We'll meet at the church and leave with the church van (time TBA). Once the hike is done we will drop youth back off at the church (or home).
Q: Is it safe to drink stream water on the Chilkoot?
A: Many people do (from fast flowing streams), but it is still recommended that youth purify their water.
Q: What about bears?
A: It is not uncommon for hikers to come across a bear on the Chilkoot. As an extra precaution we will be bringing along bear bells/spray.
Q: How much will this cost?
A: There will be a $40 registration fee (charged by Park's Canada). The Church will cover the cost of food, fuel, equipment, etc...
Q: How many adults will be going?
A: At least two. Sarkis Hajian will be leading the Youth Group over the trail (having done it several times) and will be assisted by a female leader.
Q: What will you be eating?
A: Dried fruit, veggies, bread/pepperoni/cheese, rice, pasta, eggs... that sort of thing. We'll also have snacks.
Q: What does my youth need to pack?
A: See right column! Please leave a little extra room for items the church will be providing (cookware, food, tents).
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 Sweater/Hoodie
- Comfortable Pants
- Comfortable Shoes
- Dry-bag (to keep clothing dry)
- Sleeping bag
- Camping pillow
- Water Bottle
- Camping bowl/utensils
- Comfortable Backpack
- Small Flashlight
- A Hat
- Extra Snacks