June 7 – 12, 2020 Rock-Based (advanced)
June 14 – 19, 2020 River-Based (advanced)
June 28 – July 2, 2020 Traditional Program (intermediate)
July 26 – 29, 2020 Traditional Program (beginner)
This program will introduce our Mountain Trekkers to backpacking, caving, canoeing, or rock climbing (depending on trip choice). All groups will start and end in the dorms at our Spruce Knob Mountain Center, with much of the week spent backpacking in the Seneca Creek Backcountry on a multi-night expedition. Along the way, we’ll spend time honing our craft and trying new things; from survival skills to nature art with opportunities to swim and relax along the way.
In addition to our traditional programs, we are offering two advanced options where campers will finish the week with off-mountain adventures.
Our River-Based camp will practice canoeing skills on Spruce Knob Lake, before they depart on an overnight canoe trip on the South Branch of the Potomac River. While our Rock-Based camp will step it up a notch as they explore a more technical cave and wrap up the week with a day of top rope rock climbing alongside a trained mountain guide.
The Mountain Stewards [Mountain Trekkers] camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! — Sandy Frank
This camp builds a safe and supportive environment around your child through group-strengthening activities, evening assessments and affirmations, and increasing their understanding of the wild world around them. Within this support structure each child is able to grow more comfortable within the woods, the group and their own self. A camper will often find the confidence to spend a night in the cave or to climb higher than he thought he could.