Mountain Trekkers (all girls)
June 23-29, 2019
Cost: $450 In State & $650 Out of State
I learned how to be strong, patient, and to have fun while hiking! – camper
This program will introduce our all-female Mountain Trekkers to backpacking, beginning rock climbing, and caving, with the opportunity to spend the night in the cave experiencing total darkness!
We’ll backpack out to the high falls of Seneca Creek where we will set up a basecamp. From this location, we’ll spend ample time honing our craft and trying new things, from survival skills to nature art with opportunities to swim and relax along the way. 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.
I learned that it is okay to get out of your comfort zone. – camper
Last year’s all-girls Mountain Trekkers spent a day working with the US Forest Service on the Lumberjack Trail, one of the main transverse routes in the Seneca Creek Backcountry. Thanks in part to these girls this once sloppy, boggy thruway is now a well-drained path that can withstand heavy use and weather.
What Folks are Saying:
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
I learned to trust myself more and not be afraid to advocate for myself. – 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 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
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank
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
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
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