This trip is two days of self-guided, self-paced family hiking, plus one night of supported camping at Underhill State Park. You provide your family's own personal food and camping gear for the trip, we'll provide the campsite, maps and lots of suggestions for different routes to try. We'll also lighten the load by delivering your heavier items like food, cooking equipment, and sleeping bags (plus some treats for kids and adults!) to the campsite, so your family can enjoy the hike unburdened.

   Back for 2024 after a successful debut in 2023, it's a fun twist on Rugged tradition! The whole family is invited for this unique backpack getaway on Mt. Mansfield. Leave the logistics to us, and enjoy some early fall foliage on this one-of-a-kind family adventure.

    Each family will have their own private lean-to and tenting area, and there is also common space and a group fire pit. Tell your friends! The trip is open to a maximum of seven families, and will be super fun for friend groups or extended family.

     If your kids have been on the Rugged backpack trip before, they will love guiding you on their favorite trails and showing you all the coolest spots. If not, you can rely on our expert advice to find your way.

Family Camp

Family Camp Backpack Trip: September 7-8, 2024