Outdoor Discovery it's a fun-filled, structured camping experience that combines short hikes with adventure activities. At the beginning of each program participants are issued small day packs, sleeping bags, tents, and all of the supplies needed for an exciting outdoor experience. Each program is intended to offer introductory experiences to a variety of age-appropriate outdoor activities. Each day will take them to new heights as they explore the outdoors. One-week programs will have a permanent campsite that will be their base of operations. Two-week Tracks programs will spend half their trip camping at a permanent campsite while improving their skills; the second half will be spent moving from campsite to campsite throughout the National Forest. Whether it's a one or two-week outdoor experience, each group will spend their nights sitting around a campfire and camping in tents. No previous experience is required as our leaders and instructors begin at an introductory level and slowly advance by teaching and promoting responsibility, stewardship, respect, and teamwork.
Day 1: Sunday. Arrival. Equipment Issue, Group Welcome, Store Visit, Hike to camp. Orientation to Camp, Hygiene, Poisonous Plants, etc. Dinner & Campfire (every evening)
Day 2: Monday. Low Ropes. 50’ Climbing Wall & Rappel. Outdoor Education Activity.
Day 3: Tuesday. Project Wild Aquatic Activities. Introduction to Fishing on Pond. Night Hike. Soccer or other group sport
Day 4: Wednesday. Cave Tawney’s. Lunch & Hike to Cascades Waterfall. Evening Story
Day 5: Thursday. Nature Crafts. Kayak Class & Games on Pond. Outdoor Living Skills
Day 6: Friday. Camping Class (Tent set-up, Troweling, etc). Hike to Fenwick Mines, Visit Beaver Habitat area. Rock Climb Blue Springs
Day 7: Saturday. Natural Water slide & Day Hike at Roaring Run. Hike & Edible Plants Activity. Wild Edible Feast
Day 8: Sunday. Canoe Instruction Class. Overnight Canoe trip on James River/Glen Wilton to Eagle Valley Farm
Day 9: Monday. Canoe to Eagle Rock Garden Club. Camp at Trail Head
Day 10: Tuesday. Backpack Sulphur Springs Trail to Price Mountain trail
Day 11: Wednesday. Backpack Price Mountain Trail
Day 12: Thursday. Cave Ecology Activities. Cave Island Ford/900’ Zip Line/Star Study.
Day 13: Friday. Hike to Bluff. Shower, Visit Camp Store. WA Olympics/Spaghetti Dinner/Campfire/Skits
Day 14: Saturday. Equipment Return/Breakfast/Depart
* This itinerary is an example of a trip. Each trip is different and subject to change.
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M17403 offers unique summer adventure camps and teen camps that are unlike any you've seen before. We are not a traditional summer camp; we are an all-outdoor, ACA Accredited, Adventure Camp offering 1 to 4 week trips for ages 8 to 17 with a focus on developing skills in a multitude of adventure activities.
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