Adventure Camp (Grades 6-10)
July 1-26, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus & nature preserves in the Philadelphia area
Cost per week: $495/$450 (early bird)
July 1-5 cost: $365/$335 (early bird) (No camp on July 4.)
Adventure Camp, which is designed specifically for Middle and Upper School campers, will expand students’ familiarity with and knowledge of the great outdoors.
Adventure Camp will take place outdoors rain or shine and is the ideal opportunity to disconnect from screens and connect with nature.
Along with the weekly themes, Adventure Camp will explore environmental stewardship, sustainability, land management, personal growth, safety, and the recreational tourism industry.
Each week will focus on a different adventure-related activity:
Primitive Skills Week
Campers will go back in time to learn the traditional skills used to live and thrive off of the land. Campers will look at the science behind these techniques, both on campus and at the Wissahickon, to test and challenge newfound skills and knowledge. We’ll cover shelter-building, fire-making, tracking, plants and animals, and survival 101.
During mountain week, we will explore activities such as biking, hiking, adventure races, and orienteering. We will travel around the region to different wilderness preserves to get an up-close look at nature’s wonders as well as panoramic views of scenery you don’t get to see from a car window.
Coming down from the mountain activities, we move towards the water environment and explore water-based activities such as canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more.
Backpacking and Camping Week
This week, campers will take an in-depth look at the art of backpacking. For the first two days, we will plan and prepare for our Wednesday through Friday two-night backpacking trip in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.
(The effects of last winter and environmental conditions may result in a change of location or an overall change in the plan for the two-night trip.)