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    Wilderness Adventure: 14-Day Classic Adventure


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Water Sports
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This program is our tried and true wilderness adventure experience. Our Classic Expeditions are designed to inspire leadership and teamwork while introducing participants to every outdoor activity we have to offer along the way: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, high-ropes challenges, low-ropes teambuilding initiatives, caving, zip-lining, and mountain biking.

    Upon arrival, participants will meet their leaders, play a few ice-breaker games, and then spend the rest of the afternoon getting outfitted with backpacking and camping equipment while being introduced to all the skills they’ll need for living in the outdoors for the next week. Skills include cooking in the outdoors, setting up tents, and Leave No Trace principles.

    For the first two or three days, participants will move from campsite to campsite on our 500acre property as a way to practice proper campsite set-up/take-down while being close to Base Camp should any gear need to be adjusted or replaced. During the day, participants be work through team building initiatives to get to know one another while practicing communication and respect. Participants will then be introduced to knots and climbing skills on our climbing wall, bike skills and maintenance on our introductory trails, and paddle strokes and wet-exits for kayaking on our pond.

    As the trip progresses, the group will leave our property by foot, bike, or boat into the surrounding national forest. They will spend the remainder of the trip moving from campsite to campsite in one of these manners (and an occasional van trip) while stopping to experience new adventure activities along the way. The group will rock climb at remote sites, cave in one of our many surrounding cave systems, backpack along scenic ridges, kayak/canoe nearby creeks and rivers, and maybe experience a natural water slide on a hot summer day.

    As the week comes to a close, groups will return to Base Camp where they will join other groups completing their trips to compete in our WA’LYMPICS (WA's version of the Olympics), chow down on some much-deserved spaghetti, and share stories at WA's Closing Campfire.