Yes, it’s likely the trails at Christikon will challenge you physically (and mentally and spiritually, too). Trails camps are not designed simply to “push you to your limits,” however. We want you and everyone else to taste the delights of the Christikon life in some of the world’s loveliest country, and to find it a good experience in which to participate.

At the same time, there will be challenges. At the start, you’ll probably develop some sore muscles; and you might find your first day or two in the higher altitudes can contribute to tiredness and even a headache. But most people don’t find this too much a problem. You can expect to do a fair amount of hiking (up to 5-8 hours some days), and you will be carrying between 1/4 and 1/3 of your body weight in your backpack.

Junior high Wayfarers and senior high CreationCare participants hike with packs on usually only the first and last days. Senior high Mountaineers backpackers, who typically cover more terrain, normally have routes that include a layover day, when packs are not carried.