Your trip begins by learning the basic skills which provide a solid foundation upon which you build experience. Depending on which specific activities your trip is doing you may spend time on our climbing wall with a climbing instructor learning the fundamentals of climbing, you may then head to a flat-water kayak clinic where you will learn about white-water kayaks, river terminology & features, and paddle strokes, and from there you may meet up with a mountain bike instructor where you will learn the rules of the trail, as well as how to attach a tow-behind trailer for all of your gear.
After you and your group have acquired the necessary skills your true journey will begin. From our Base Camp you will travel by hike, canoe, bike, and sea kayak each day to a new campsite along a pre-determined route. Along your journey you will have the opportunity to experience several outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, caving, and white-water kayaking as you develop your outdoor leadership skills. As your trip nears its end you will make your way back to our Base Camp where you will be rewarded with a ride down one of the world's longest and fastest Zip Lines. As you ride down the zip line you will have the opportunity to reflect on your past 14 days and smile, because not everyone can say that they did what you just did!
Day 1: Sunday. Arrival. Equipment Issue, Group Welcome, Store Visit, Hike to campsite. Dinner & Campfire (every evening)
Day 2: Monday. Flat-Water Kayak Class on Pond. High Ropes Challenge Course
Day 3: Tuesday. Low Ropes Challenge Course. 50’ Climbing Wall & Rappel. Outdoor Living Skills (fire-by friction, edible plants, etc)
Day 4: Wednesday. Mt. Bike Class (ages 13+). Bike to The Pines campsite w/tow-behind trailers
Day 5: Thursday. Bike to Lignite Rock Climbing site. Rock Climb at Lignite. Backpack mile up Rich Patch Mtn. Trail to campsite.
Day 6: Friday. Backpack to Fern Garden site
Day 7: Saturday. Backpack to Roaring Run (Natural Water Slide). Food/Store Re-supply
Day 8: Sunday. Backpack to the James River. Canoe to Eagle Valley campsite
Day 9: Monday. Canoe to Spring wood campsite
Day 10: Tuesday. Canoe to Smith Tract campsite
Day 11: Wednesday. White-water Kayak Balcony Falls section of James River. In Bus to Sulfur Springs campsite
Day 12: Thursday. Cave Island Ford Cave
Day 13: Friday. Debrief. Shower, Visit Camp Store. 900’ Zip Line. 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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