July 14-18, 2019
Cost: $350 In State & $500 Out of State
This program will introduce our 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.
At our base at the high falls 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.
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.
Last year’s Mountain Trekkers gathered trash (including this crazy wheeled cart) from the Seneca Creek Backcountry where they were exploring. They discovered a remarkable volume of debris in this remote forest region. Transporting all that trash OUT of the forest became a challenge and an adventure of its own!
What Folks are Saying:
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
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
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
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank
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
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