June 30-July 3, 2019
Cost: $250 In State & $400 Out of State
July 14-18, 2019
Cost: $300 In State & $450 Out of State
This introductory program will begin and end at our Spruce Knob Mountain Center, with nights split between our dorms and camping in the national forest. Once we load our packs and head into the woods, we’ll get to know the local area through explorations of the valley and summit ecosystems. Along the way we’ll catch stream critters, visit swimming holes, beaver ponds and practice navigation skills as we summit the highest point in the state. Together we will learn what it takes to set up camp, care for ourselves and each other, while overcoming the challenge of being away from home and making new friends.
For many years we have been providing programming for school groups of this age group so we are excited to expand our summer camp offerings to the 8-11 year-olds!
What Folks are Saying:
I love the freedom at this camp. It doesn’t feel like a structured camp with strict rules. We are free to have fun and learn in our own ways while still effectively accomplishing the goals of the program. – camper
I learned to trust myself more and not be afraid to advocate for myself. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp
I learned so many interesting facts about the world around us that I will definitely take with me, but I also learned how wonderful it can be to be a part of a group in which everyone gives their all and wants to have a great time no matter the challenging situations or the rainy days. – camp participant
In this program I was able to be my own leader, which has allowed me to see the ways in which I can improve myself and the ways in which I am strong. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp
Mountain Stewards at Experience Learning is a fantastic week-long summer camp for kids who like the outdoors (or who WILL like the outdoors after this wonderful experience!) Stewardship of our natural resources, self-reliance, leadership, and fellowship, are all integral to this program. My daughter LOVES this camp, and that makes me a happy dad. Experience Learning also has great programs for learners of all ages. I recently completed an excellent Wilderness First Aid course at their wonderful Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Check it out! – Mark Wenzler
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank
The staff were terrific helping us coordinate what camp would fit us best. So patient and understanding. My daughter had a wonderful week and learned so much and made memories and friends. Great experience! – Kristin Potts
I learned about who I am as a person and that if I look within myself I can find some of the strength and courage that I’ve felt was missing from me. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp