Summer Camp for ages 15-17: While traveling through some of Virginia and West Virginia's premier adventure and recreation areas, you will enjoy our most popular adventure activities while completing instructional sessions in outdoor leadership. Among the leadership classes included are: First Aid and CPR certification, Leave No Trace certificate, belay training, and basic trail-work techniques. As you assume a greater level of responsibility within the group, your leadership skills will improve and your group will continue to grow as a team. Group leaders use both formal and informal discussions to help you discover the qualities and traits needed to develop successful leadership skills. Along the way you'll participate in challenging and exciting adventure activities including mountain biking, white-water kayaking, and sea kayaking along the New River, backpacking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and rock climbing and white-water rafting in the New River Gorge of West Virginia. While in the New River Gorge area we do a Service Project in association with the New River Alliance of Climbers & the National Park Service. Join us for this amazing 28-day adventure!
Day 1: Sunday. Arrival. Equipment Issue, Group Welcome, Store Visit. Dinner In Pavilion.
Day 2: Monday. CPR Certification. High Ropes Challenge Course.
Day 3: Tuesday. Low Ropes Challenge Course. First Aid Certification.
Day 4: Wednesday. 50’ Climbing Wall & Belay Training. Flat-Water Kayak Class & Roll Clinic.
Day 5: Thursday. Leave No Trace Class. Backpack to Fenwick Mines.
Day 6: Friday. Trail Work (building water bars, steps, erosion control, etc)
Day 7: Saturday. Trail Work (building water bars, steps, erosion control, etc). Roaring Run Water Slide. Food/Store Re-supply
Days 8-9: Sunday-Wednesday. Backpack Pott’s Mountain (trail & orienteering)
Day 10: Thursday. Sea Kayak New River/McCoy to Pembroke Island
Day 11: Friday. White-Water Kayak/Ripplemead to Bluff City
Day 12: Saturday. Sea Kayak/ Glen Lynn to Shanklins Ferry
Day 13: Sunday. Rock Climb Bozoo
Day 14: Monday. Sea Kayak to Bertha Camping Area
Day 15: Tuesday. Sea Kayak to Bluestone Lake State Park
Day 16: Wednesday. White-Water Raft Lower New River Gorge
Days 17-18: Thursday-Friday. Rock Climb New River Gorge, WV
Days 19-20: Saturday-Sunday. Mt. Bike (single track trails around NRG)
Day 21: Monday. Whitewater Kayak Upper New River Gorge
Days 22-23: Tuesday-Wednesday. Whitewater Raft Lower New River Gorge
Day 24: Thursday. Return to Virginia. Rock Climb Bald Mountain rock site. Debrief, evaluations, etc.
Day 25: Friday. Shower, Visit Camp Store. 900’ Zip Line. WA Olympics. Spaghetti Dinner. Campfire/Skits
Day 26: 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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