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Colorado

Rocky Mountain Adventure Camp

June 16-20, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17, July 21-24

Participants: 45 per camp

Ages: 14–18

Primary Activities: Strength-based Leadership and Mindfulness Training in teams, hiking, high and low ropes course, white water rafting and tons of fun!

 Are you ready for high adventure? Join us at Rocky Mountain Adventure Camp at Colorado State University’s Pingree Park campus nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 9,000 feet. We offer world class hiking to surrounding peaks including a B-17 Air Force crash site from 1946, ropes course and white water rafting. Combine this with our Strength-based Leadership Training and you will have the best camp ever for Military Teens! Our counselors are fabulous, facilities incredible, and the food is great. Meet other military teens from across the nation. Visit our Facebook page to see what others say about our camp, https://www.facebook.com/groups/RMAC2011/

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/RockyMountainAdventureCampColoradoStateUniversityMilitaryYouth

Shauna Woods

(303) 271-6646 or (970) 988-6104, shauna.woods@colostate.edu or militarypingree@gmail.com

Georgia

Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit

July 6-11, 2014

Participants: 120

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Wall climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, and ropes courses

This 6-day, 5-night experience offers teens an opportunity to grow and develop not only in their own leadership abilities, but also as reserve component military youth. Reserve component teens will experience high adventure elements including a climbing wall, rappelling down a rock-face, whitewater rafting, and other high-rope elements. Teens will have opportunities to meet other military youth from around the globe and share experiences while making new friends. The objective of this summit is to introduce military teens to not only their parent’s military service branch, but also to the growing joint nature of their work.

http://georgia4h.org/jointreservesummit/

Marilyn Huff-Waller

(706) 542-4444, milcamps@uga.edu

Florida Water Adventure Camp

June 9-20, 2014

Participants: 36

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Kayaking, hiking, primitive survival, and snorkeling

Adventure through the great Suwannee River, swamps, sloughs and crystal clear springs on team adventures that will absolutely amaze the adventurer in all of us. This 12 day, 11 night camp will bring you to beautiful Florida parks and river camps. Learn survival skills, teambuilding and leadership skills that will follow you through life. This camp adventure combines water, problem solving and thirty-six military teens who will build skills in kayaking, hiking, primitive survival, and snorkeling among some of the United States’ greatest parks.

http://georgia4h.org/militarycamp/

Marilyn Huff-Waller

(706) 542-4444, milcamps@uga.edu

Georgia Mountain Adventure Camp

July 7-18, 2014

Participants: 36

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Camping, hiking, primitive survival, and rappelling

Explore the mountains of Northwest Georgia and outlying areas, hiking, climbing, kayaking and camping while challenging self and team in the wonders of the area. Based on Special Ops training, mission planning and execution, individuals and their teams will plan strategies to accomplish adventurous challenges while moving their teams toward common goals. This will be a traveling camp, moving to different great locations for very unique challenges and adventures.

http://georgia4h.org/militarycamp/

Marilyn Huff-Waller

(706) 542-4444, milcamps@uga.edu

Kentucky

Big South Fork Whitewater Canoeing and Backpacking Expedition

May 15-18, 2014

Participants: 20 (10 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Whitewater canoeing, coastal camping, backcountry cooking, backpacking, river navigation, and safety

Join us for a FREE, action-packed whitewater canoeing and camping expedition on the Big South Fork River! Learn to safely scout and navigate your way through whitewater rapids, while paddling one of the most scenic rivers in Kentucky. Explore the sandstone bluffs and historic features that surround the river and acquire skills in gourmet backcountry cooking. Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Red River Gorge Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Canopy Excursion

June 6-9, 2014

Participants: 24 (12 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Rock climbing, rappelling, canopy tour with zip lines, camping, and backcountry cooking

What is the BEST way to spend a summer weekend in Kentucky? On a FREE wilderness adventure in the WORLD FAMOUS Red River Gorge! Join us for an action-packed rock climbing and rappelling experience. Race at speeds up to 55 MPH soaring 300 feet over the Gorge on the canopy tour. No experience or equipment is needed! Our guides provide everything you need. Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Whitewater Rafting and Outdoor Quest

July 18-23, 2014

Participants: 30 (15 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Whitewater rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming

Ready for the experience of a LIFETIME? This FREE, 6-day high-adventure experience will provide a variety of exciting challenges in the great outdoors of West Virginia! Work as a team and with other military parents and teens as you experience whitewater rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rappelling and more! Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Ultimate Green River Paddling and Caving Adventure

August 15-18, 2014

Participants: 20 (10 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Flat water canoeing, caving, zip line and canopy tour, sky bridge adventure, coastal camping, backcountry cooking

What is the best way to spend a beautiful weekend in Kentucky? On a FREE wilderness adventure in the WORLD FAMOUS Mammoth Cave National Park! Join us for a high-octane journey as we go flat-water canoeing, caving through the largest cave system in the world, experience a zip line and sky bridge adventure, and learns coastal camping and backcountry cooking skills. Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Center for Courageous Kids Family Excursion

August 29-31, 2014

Participants: 60 (30 families)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Horseback riding, archery, bowling, arcade games, indoor swimming, climbing wall, canoeing, fishing, woodworking, craft making, basketball and teambuilding

Forget what comes to mind when you think of “camp!” This fully modern, 168 acre campus is like a beautiful resort with more activities than you can fit into a weekend! Make new friends while riding horses, bowling, shooting hoops in the gym, canoeing or creating a keepsake in the woodshop or arts building. There are activities and opportunities for every age. This camp is for military families (active or Veteran) facing medical challenges, who have at least one child between the ages of 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your family, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

The Great Equestrian Challenge

September 12-14, 2014

Participants: 30 (15 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, navigation, water purification, outdoor cooking, camping, hiking, backpacking

Does your team have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Join us for a FREE extreme camping adventure, where you will learn survival skills including trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, water purification, and navigational skills to find your way out of the wilderness. Work as a team to accomplish challenging tasks with confidence. Bear Grylls will have NOTHING on YOU! Gather with good food, parents and peers for nightly campfire programs. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-
18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Extreme Wilderness Survival Outdoor Expedition

October 24-26, 2014

Participants: 24 (12 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, navigation, water purification, outdoor cooking, camping, hiking, backpacking

Does your team have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Join us for a FREE extreme camping adventure, where you will learn survival skills including trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, water purification, and navigational skills to find your way out of the wilderness. Work as a team to accomplish challenging tasks with confidence. Bear Grylls will have NOTHING on YOU! Gather with good food, parents and peers for nightly campfire programs. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14- 18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Intense Winter Wilderness Survival Primitive Skills

January 16-18, 2015

Participants: 24 (12 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Flint knapping, bow building, archery skills, trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, navigation, water purification, outdoor cooking, camping, hiking, backpacking.

Does your team have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Join us for a FREE extreme camping adventure, where you will learn primitive survival skills including how to make arrowheads, bow building, archery skills, trapping, foraging, fishing, shelter building, fire starting, water purification, and navigational skills to find your way out of the wilderness. Work as a team to accomplish challenging tasks with confidence. Gather with good food, parents and peers for nightly campfire programs. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-life time adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Snowshoe Mountain Ski and Snow Adventure

January 29 – February 2, 2015

Participants: 50 (25 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Downhill skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, snowmobile tour.

Want to tell your friends that you went on a high adrenaline snow adventure? Join us for this FREE, high-adventure experience that will include skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowmobiling down the slopes of Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia! We will provide everything you need, including equipment, lift tickets, meals, lodging, transportation and instruction. Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. Cozy lodges will await you for overnight accommodations. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

Whitewater Rafting, Climbing, Rappelling and Outdoor Expedition

April 24-27, 2015

Participants: 30 (15 parent/child teams)

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, paintball, high ropes adventure, teambuilding.

Ready for the experience of a LIFETIME? This FREE, 4-day high-adventure experience will provide a variety of exciting challenges in the great outdoors of Tennessee! Work as a team and with other military parents and teens as you experience whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, paintball competition, high ropes adventure and more! Gather with good food, parents and peers for campfire programs at night. This camp is for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teen children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. Meet other military teens, reconnect and build teamwork skills with your parent, and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/

Kelly Ulm

 

(859) 873-3271, kelly@lifeadventurecenter.org

New Hampshire

White Mountain Adventure Camp: Bretton Woods (for youth with physical disabilities)

January 2-5, 2015

Participants: 12 campers and 12 care companions

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Alpine skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, sled hockey, tubing

Designed specifically for youth with physical disabilities, this camp features adaptive sports activities in the spectacular White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. Join us for: alpine skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, sled hockey, and tubing! The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods will provide accessible accommodations and meals, and will serve as base camp for the weekend’s events. The camps for teens with disabilities are implemented by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and are specifically designed for teens with varying abilities and will include the use of adaptive equipment.

www.nhmilitarykids.org

Charlotte Cross

(603) 862–0876, militaryteen.camp@unh.edu

White Mountain Adventure Camp: Bretton Woods (youth with developmental and cognitive disabilities)

January 9-12, 2015

Participants: 12 campers and 12 care companions

Ages: 14-18

Primary activities: Alpine skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, sled hockey, tubing, snowshoeing

This camp opportunity has been created for youth with developmental and cognitive disabilities and features adaptive sports activities in the spectacular White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. Plan to join us for: alpine skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, sled hockey, and tubing! The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods will provide accessible accommodations and meals, and will serve as base camp for the weekend’s events. The camps for teens with disabilities are implemented by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and are specifically designed for teens with varying abilities and will include the use of adaptive equipment.

www.nhmilitarykids.org

Charlotte Cross

(603) 862–0876, militaryteen.camp@unh.edu

White Mountain Adventure Camps

February 15-18, February 22-25, 2015

Participants: 20 campers per session

Ages: 14-18

Primary activities: Alpine skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, dog sledding, sleigh ride, snowshoeing, nature hike, winter bonfire

Enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding at Bretton Woods, one of the best mountains the northeast has to offer- equipment and lessons available for all levels at no cost! Have a meet ‘n greet with the sled dogs, then help harness up the team and head out on a dogsled adventure. Teens will have an opportunity to ice skate before riding through a 65 acre Victorian estate on board an Austrian sleigh heated and pulled by a magnificent team of 2,000 pound horses. Then, warm up by a roaring winter camp fire with a cup of hot cocoa and s’mores…all under a blanket of stars. Mountain snow tubing, snowshoeing and a winter hike round out this exciting NH adventure!

www.nhmilitarykids.org

Charlotte Cross

(603) 862–0876, militaryteen.camp@unh.edu

New York

Outdoor Winter Survival Camp

January 16-20, 2015

Participants: 30

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Outdoor Shelter Building, Fire Building, Outdoor Cooking, Wilderness First Aid, Team Building Initiatives, Leadership Workshops

Over the course of 3 days, you will live in an Adirondack lodge and travel through the forest on snowshoes and cross country skis, taking time to build shelters to protect yourself from the winter elements. You will learn different ways to build bonfires in the ice and snow to stay warm. Every evening will end around a bonfire overlooking a frozen pond. Teens will physically condition themselves throughout the three days for a longer trek to an iced over waterfall at the end of the week. Leadership training and team building are developed throughout the week as you make great friends and memories.

www.ccejefferson.org/index.php/4-hcamp-wabasso/camp-wabasso-online-registration

Erin Fulton

(315) 788-8450 x 254, eaf235@cornell.edu

Outdoor Winter Survival Camp

February 15-21, 2015

Participants: 30

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Tubing, Outdoor Shelter Building, Fire Building, Outdoor Cooking, Wilderness First Aid, Team Building Initiatives, Leadership Workshops

Over the course of 5 days, you will live in an Adirondack lodge and travel through the forest on snowshoes and cross country skis, taking time to build shelters to protect yourself from the winter elements. You will learn 10 different ways to build fires in the ice and snow to stay warm. Every evening will end around a bonfire overlooking a frozen pond. Teens will physically condition themselves throughout the week for a longer trek to an iced over waterfall at the end of the week. Leadership training and team building are developed throughout the week as you make great friends and memories.

www.ccejefferson.org/index.php/4-hcamp-wabasso/camp-wabasso-online-registration

Erin Fulton

(315) 788-8450 x 254, eaf235@cornell.edu

Ohio

Nautical Adventure Camp

June 22-27, 2014

Participants: 15

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Sailing, evening camp activities, team initiatives

Come to the shores of Lake Erie and set sail as you learn to navigate a 34-ft. Catalina (or comparable) sailing boat. You’ll learn hands-on from an expert captain essential sailing skills, like rigging a sail, anchoring, and boat handling. As you learn and master these skills, you’ll have the opportunity at the end of the week to earn the Day Cruising certification offered by the International Charter Sailing Organization. Successfully earning the Day Cruising certification allows you to charter sailboats under 35-ft. in length.

http://fcs.osu.edu/adventure-camp

Theresa Ferrari

(614) 247–8164, Ferrari.8@osu.edu

Adventure Excursion Camp

July 6–12, 2014

Participants: 30

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, and Timber Trekking (hiking + high ropes)

Looking for the thrills and excitement of multiple adventure experiences in one camp? Then AEC is for you…expand your horizons as you paddle, climb, bike, and hike in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. The New River has some of the best whitewater rafting in the country, and is the perfect place to learn and challenge your rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, basic wilderness navigation and sea kayaking skills. You’ll take to the trees and challenge your resolve as you navigate through a modified high ropes obstacle course. Along the way, you and your crewmembers will need to make group decisions about pace, route, and when to break. You’ll bunk in rustic cabins (bathroom/shower facilities close by), and work with your fellow campers to cook your meals.

http://fcs.osu.edu/adventure-camp

Theresa Ferrari

(614) 247–8164, Ferrari.8@osu.edu

Military Teen Adventure Camp – Lake Erie Adventure

July 20-25, 2014

Participants: 75

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Tubing, Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Archery, High Ropes/Zip Line, Geocaching, and Paintball

Come to the shores of Lake Erie and camp at the beautiful Beulah Beach Camp and Retreat Center for a week of activities and adventure sessions in a residential camp setting. Rotate through many options, like high ropes, sea kayaking, wilderness survival skills training, geocaching/wilderness navigation, zip lining, jet skis, hiking, swimming, tubing, paintball, basketball, rock wall, giant swing, archery, line dancing, hayride, arts and crafts, and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn the basics of sailing using Club Flyer Junior Sailboats. Accommodations will be dormitory style, and meals will be served in a cafeteria.

http://fcs.osu.edu/adventure-camp

Theresa Ferrari

(614) 247–8164, Ferrari.8@osu.edu

Whitewater Adventure Camp

July 27 – August 1, 2014

Participants: 30

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Whitewater Rafting, Whitewater Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking

A comprehensive whitewater experience! Over the course of 6 days and 5 nights you’ll experience thrills and excitement by paddling some of the best whitewater in the eastern United States. The Ohiopyle State Park area is nestled in the Laurel Mountains of western Pennsylvania. You’ll go whitewater rafting on the mighty Youghiogheny River. Build whitewater kayaking and SUP’ing (stand-up paddle boarding) fundamentals on a calm lake, and then move on to put your skills to the test on novice whitewater. You’ll slide down the Meadow Run Waterslides, where many ripples and potholes carved into the stone will give you a whole new kind of whitewater fun. For a change of pace and break from the water, you’ll mountain bike some of the great single-track bike trails in the area. You’ll camp out and learn to cook your meals over a camp stove.

http://fcs.osu.edu/adventure-camp

Theresa Ferrari

(614) 247–8164, Ferrari.8@osu.edu

South Carolina

Military Adventure Expeditions Camp

July 27 – August 1, 2014

Participants: 50

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Rock climbing, ropes course, white water rafting, rappelling, cycling, hiking, and primitive camping

Military Adventure Expeditions Camp begins at base camp at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute in Pickens, SC. This site is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and provides access to beautiful protected forests, wilderness areas, lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls. Campers will be introduced to a variety of adventure activities enjoyed in the Southeast. Military Adventure Expeditions Camp is designed to give participants new and exciting adventure experiences each day. Campers will leave base camp on single and multiday expeditions that will include hiking and bicycling in the Jocassee Gorges wilderness, the unique challenge of scuba diving in Lake Jocassee, canoe the head waters of the French Broad, rock climbing, primitive camp and whitewater raft the Nantahala.

http://www.clemson.edu/yli/mac

Laura Reeves

(864) 878–1103, ylicamp@clemson.edu

Military Adventure Expeditions Camp

August 3 - 8, 2014

Participants: 50

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Rock climbing, ropes course, white water rafting, rappelling, cycling, hiking, and primitive camping

Military Adventure Expeditions Camp begins at base camp at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute in Pickens, SC. This site is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and provides access to beautiful protected forests, wilderness areas, lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls. Campers will be introduced to a variety of adventure activities enjoyed in the Southeast. Military Adventure Expeditions Camp is designed to give participants new and exciting adventure experiences each day. Campers will leave base camp on single and multiday expeditions that will include hiking and bicycling in the Jocassee Gorges wilderness, the unique challenge of scuba diving in Lake Jocassee, canoe the head waters of the French Broad, rock climbing, primitive camp and whitewater raft the Nantahala.

http://www.clemson.edu/yli/mac

Laura Reeves

(864) 878–1103, ylicamp@clemson.edu

Washington

Cutty Sark Sailing Adventure

May 9 - 11, June 13 - 15, August 1 - 3, September 19 - 21, September 26 - 28, 2014

Participants: 16 participants per trip

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Sailing, camping, hiking, beach and tidal pool exploration, sea life

The Cutty Sark Sailing Adventure allows participants to embark on an adventure of a lifetime as the crew of this magnificent ship. This year we are offering trips for military families as well; see local website –below -for details. The Cutty Sark is a 52 foot wooden sailing vessel complete with all the latest technology and modern navigational tools and instruments. The captain provides in-depth opportunities for teens to learn how to navigate using both ancient sailing knowledge and current technology. The ship sets anchor on one of the several uninhabited islands in the San Juan’s where you will set up camp, prepare meals, spend quality time exploring the islands’ beaches and enjoying time spent with your peers around the campfire after the sun drops into the ocean horizon.

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu

Ross Lake Canoeing Adventure

June 24 - 29, 2014

Participants: 20

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Canoeing, camping, hiking, exploring

Come explore Ross Lake, one of Washington State’s most treasured gems. The lake is surrounded by several prominent mountain peaks jutting to over 7,000 feet with hundreds of crystal clear waterfalls, streams and creeks fed by the glaciers and snowfields of the North Cascade Range that tumble and “cascade” into the lake. You will embark on this adventure and into this amazing natural resource traveling by canoe and on foot. Learn from our expert backcountry staff how to safely travel and navigate using maps and compass while exploring the ancient forest trails and pathways through this magical place. Come join us for the backpacking and canoeing adventure of a lifetime!!

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu

Deschutes River Rafting Trip

July 15 - 18, 2014 and March 23 - 27, 2015

Participants: 24 participants per trip

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: River rafting, camping, hiking, exploring

Experience the thrill of some of the best whitewater and high desert scenery the Northwest region has to offer. Travel down the Deschutes River through the basalt canyons just as the first explorers did camping by the river side in the evenings with plenty of time set aside for exploring this incredible and unique area, enjoying the company of your fellow river companions, personal time, and a crackling campfire at night setting the stage for shared stories and reflection on the day’s adventures.

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu

X-Treme Adventure Week

July 22 - 26, 2014

Participants: 30

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Camping, ropes course, rock-climbing, wilderness backpacking, Zip line

This adventure is offered at a remote property bordering the incredible Glacier Peak Wilderness Area at the confluence of the White and Napeequa Rivers. After arriving we will begin building bonds with others on the 4-H “Challenge” ropes course. Day 2 we will depart for a day of rock-climbing in the nationally acclaimed Icicle Creek rock climbing area or other local climbing sites. No prior experience necessary. This activity is designed for both the beginner and experienced climber. All ropes, harnesses, and related climbing equipment is provided, including instruction specific to individual needs and experience levels. Day 3 you will venture into the wilderness for an overnight backpacking trip into one of the many pristine “High Country” lakes that dot the region.

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu

Alpine Wilderness Mountaineering Family Trip

August 18 - 22, 2014

Participants: 20

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Hiking, backpacking, camping, family wilderness experience

This trip is designed for families wanting to take their adventure experience to a “Higher” level combining a wilderness backpacking experience and a non-technical peak climb on one of the numerous alpine peaks in the Cascade Mountain Range. Trips are suited for anyone in average physical condition and accesses some of the most beautiful and pristine country in the region. The trip sets reasonable daily destinations with time for relaxing and exploring once camp is setup for the evening. You will visit high mountain lakes and take in panoramic vistas of mountain peaks and alpine meadows. Wilderness-based family adventures build bridges and create opportunities to connect or re-connect parents and teens in a way that only can be accomplished through creating bonds with Mother Nature in her most special environment.

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu

Winter Survival Adventure

January 16 - 18, February 20 - 22, March 6 - 8, 2015

Participants: 20 youth per trip

Ages: 14–18

Primary activities: Snowshoeing, back-country skiing, camping, animal tracks & trails, winter survival skills, exploring. All equipment is provided.

Winter Survival Snow Adventures Experience winter in remote areas of North Central Washington’s Cascade Mountain Range! Travel into “High Camps” surrounded by the beauty of “Sky Piercing” white snowcapped mountain peaks and a true “Winter Wonderland”. After settling into our rustic cabins, plan on spending plenty of time outdoors exploring this incredible environment. Learn a wide variety of outdoor winter skills through several unique experiences necessary to survive and thrive in “perceived” difficult or dangerous environments. Discover winter habitats on snowshoes, explore animal tracks and trails and build an emergency snow shelter. Dinners are served “Family Style” in the log lodge with plenty of personal time to get to know one another and share stories and experiences around the fire.

http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx

Kevin Powers

(509) 667-6540, kcpowers@wsu.edu