Mountain Trekkers (single gender)
ages 11- 14
June 21 – 26, 2020 (intermediate)
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.
We’ll orienteer to the highest point in the state using a map and compass, backpack out to the high falls of Seneca Creek, venture underground into a primitive cave, and travel to a nearby rock outcropping where we will meet a climbing guide for an introduction to top rope climbing and rappelling. We’ll finish off the week with an opportunity to collaborate with the all-boys group on a shared stewardship project.
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
Drop off and Pick Up Information:
Drop Off, Sunday, June 21, 2020, 12pm, Yurts at Spruce Knob Mountain Center
Pick Up, Friday, June 26, 2020, 4pm, Yurts at Spruce Knob Mountain Center, or optional shuttle to Strausburg, VA