This rotating program will be offered again in 2021
Interested in a longer program?
Check out our 11 day trip, or combine the river and wilderness programs to stay for 14 days!
I’ve been to [other] leadership camps before and all the instructors gave very little freedom to the students; 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. — 2018 camper
In this two – three week program, we will guide you through the process of planning your own backcountry adventure as we explore far and wide in the Mountain State. With instructor support, the group will create a trip plan, pack necessary items and implement a backpacking expedition. The program will conclude with the option to stick around for an additional week as an instructor in training.
This program will also include caving (ever sleep in a cave?), paddling and rock climbing components, ending with the opportunity to actively take on a leadership role by helping to manage the climbing site for one of our Mountain Trekker groups.
Each year we will partner with different local non-profits and public agencies to provide a diverse range of stewardship opportunities for our campers.
Stewardship Flashback: In 2019, we partnered with the USFS on the construction of a new quarter mile long interpretive trail at Seneca Rocks. This project included trail building, riparian beautification, and invasives species removal, resulting in the establishment of a permanent trail used by 70,000 visitors annually!
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. — 2018 camper