For the camper looking to take it to the next level – we are going to do a little bit of everything on this high adventure travel camp.
Nothing is virtual about this camp, it is a real-world adventure in all its stunning and gritty glory, far from reliable wi-fi and cell signals, and a prime opportunity to evaluate outlooks and priorities for the high-school aged camper.
We will start at our 600-acre Sweetwater Farm Trail Center where we will begin preparing for our expedition. From there, we will take off on a tour of some of the best highlights of Pendleton County, we’ll climb, cave, and prepare for the next leg of the expedition.
Next up, we’ll head to the backcountry for a 4-day backpacking trip. After that, we’ll take a small break to recoup and recover before hitting the adventure hard from the New River Gorge area. Here we will climb, paddle, and explore our hearts out. Over the course of the two weeks, we’ll partner with the USFS on trail-based service projects earning community service hours for our time working on the trails.
This camp will work to more deeply develop campers’ adventure and wilderness survival skills as well as fostering relationships with each other, and awareness of group dynamics. Our mindfulness and reflection exercises will help each camper identify their strengths, weaknesses, and preferences and the supportive environment will help them develop confidence in the value and importance of their unique offerings.
Drop off and Pick Up Information:
Drop Off: Sunday July 23, 1 pm
Location: Sweetwater Farm Trail Center
Address: 990 Lightstone Lane, Sugar Grove WV 26815
Pick Up: Friday August 4, 3 pm
Location: Elkins, WV
What Folks are Saying:
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
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
We are free to have fun and learn in our own ways while still effectively accomplishing the goals of the program. – 2019 Summer Camper
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
Through living and working alongside all the different people that come to this camp I was able to experience many different and new ideas, perspectives, and skills that shaped me as a person. – 2019 Summer Camper
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank
That was the best experience of high school and allowed me to flourish in my further experiences in high school. Absolutely transformed my idea of my own physical, social, and mental capabilities and made me feel much more confident!!!! I couldn’t recommend it more. ~Former Summer Camper
I learned to trust myself more and not be afraid to advocate for myself. – Summer Camper, Leadership Camp