Tour de Spruce
Take your backpacking skills to the next level on this 6-day, 5-night tour of Spruce Knob!
This camp will dig deeper into skills, gear, and navigation. You’ll emerge with the knowledge and confidence to plan and execute your own adventure.
You will start at our Spruce Knob campus concurrently with the Intro to Backpacking course. This course will involve more days in the field, more miles each day, and work towards more independence in route-planning and navigating. Further your camp craft and backcountry cooking skills, gain fitness, and explore deeper into the spectacular Seneca Creek Backcountry.
+ Unplug from the rest of the world
+ Experience Spruce Knob and the Seneca Creek Backcountry
+ Coolest summer weather around
+ Multi-day, self-supported backpacking expedition
+ Celebratory dinner afterwards
+ All gear provided
+ No experience necessary but you should be able to hike 6-8 miles at a time
What’s included: Professional guidance and instruction, all meals, permit and use fees, shuttle services, gear, if needed, including: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, group cooking supplies. Certified Wilderness First Responder on trip.
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
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 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
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 to trust myself more and not be afraid to advocate for myself. – 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
The mountain stewards camp is a wonderful, fun, confidence and skill building experience every kid should go through! – Sandy Frank
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