ADVENTURE TREK - 13 DAY PROGRAM
Ages 13 - 14
What is the Adventure Trek Program?
Wilderness adventures, high ropes courses, and fun at camp. This program has it all! The Adventure Trek Program is an opportunity for campers to enjoy our residential program with three activities per week as well as an onsite 2 night 3 day camping trip. This program allows campers to focus on such skills as friction fires, shelter building, cordage, wild edibles, bow making and more! Campers will have the chance to build their own supplies and then spend two nights on Sargent's 700 acres putting their skills to the test!
Where will I live?
Adventure Trek campers will live in our Yurt Villages and enjoy this unique community setting, campfire pit, and covered pavilions.
What will I do at camp?
Adventure Trek campers will spend part of the morning with their field group practicing skills, teambuilding, and getting ready for their weekend campout. The rest of the days leading up to the campout they will take three activities a day, participate in free time and evening activities. After the weekend campout they will rejoin camp and participate in a second week of new activities and time with their field group. The session ends with a final challenge on the High Ropes Course!
When do I sign up for activities?
Campers will choose their activity preferences at camp. Our staff will advertise the various offerings in a fun way and campers will then get to choose what they want.
Intro to Paddle Sports
Learn the fundamentals of Kayaking and Canoeing at camp right here on our own Halfmoon pond. Paddle strokes, parts of the boat, wet exits, and games are all part of the fun! Campers will be taught the American Canoe Association curriculum for White Water Kayaking, Sea Kayaking and Canoeing. They will spend each of the first three days in a different boat and then choose their favorite boat on the final day.
Learn how to properly fit a helmet and harness. Speak the climber language to make sure your supporting and being supported by other campers. Climb as high as you can & even design your own route!
Primitive Living Skills
Camper vs. Wild. Use ancient tools to create fire without matches or lighters. Learn to build a shelter with what you find in the woods. Lean about, cordage, wild edibles, wooden spoon making and much more!
Learn the parts of the bow & arrow, safe handling, and proper shooting technique. After some practice, challenge yourself to get closer to the bull's eye as your target gets farther away!
High Element Adventure
Get dressed for success as you suit up in a helmet & harness. Push your comfort zone and trust in your friends as we all work towards achieving your own personal goal on some of our daring elements like the Dangle Quad, Flying Squirrel, and Raptor’s Watch!
“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Learn how to problem solve, work together, & push your limits as your group balances, swings, crosses, and climbs their way through our Forest of Challenges.
Learn how the pioneers carved a life out of the wilderness. Use the same tools to cut, pound, & blacksmith a take-home souvenir for yourself.
Learn how to use a digital camera to not just take pictures, but take great pictures of camp life. Use your photos to make a slideshow for all to see.
Become the chef of the woods as you learn to handle & prepare food on stoves, dutch ovens, or over the open fire. The best thing about this class is that you create something fun to eat each day!
This new activity will blend popular wood working activities such as bowl carving and flute making, with other nature based hand work projects such as leather crafts and basket making.
After learning how to setup your fishing rig you will enjoy getting onto Halfmoon pond right here at camp. You and your fellow campers will practice your fishing skills from our float tubes in this catch and release activity.
Give your muscles a break & your creativity a workout as you turn nature's beauty into your own work of art. Work to create a nature sculpture or a nature art journal to take home!