Rock Camp (all boys)
This program will introduce male campers to all things rocks, from karst and caves, to geology and rock climbing – everyone will find something new and exciting to explore along the way. Campers will visit sink holes, venture into two unique caves, with the opportunity to spend the night in the cave experiencing total darkness! The next two days will be spent camping near beaver ponds honing our land navigation and survival skills before we orienteer to the highest point in the state. Once there, we will look for fossils and learn about mountain formation. The final day of the program we will travel to a nearby rock outcropping where we will meet a climbing guide for an introduction to top rope climbing and rappelling.
Our single-gender camps for middle-school aged kids are designed not to exclude others but to enhance connections with their peers at a point in their lives when gender-awareness is increasing, increasingly distracting, and potentially harmful. This camp helps to strengthen their connection to their peers and deepen their understanding of why these relationships are an important aspect of their lives.