Camping Adventure

Overview
Pack List
Itinerary

Spend the night in the wilderness

Not much beats a night spent under the stars. This weekend is the perfect introduction to camping, with students able to experience the quiet and serentiy of the outdoors, bonding by a campfire, and two full days of outdoor adventure, while sleeping comfortably in fully equipped bunk houses and enjoying delicious hearty kitchen-cooked meals. They'll begin their adventure with a trip to the heart of Harriman State Park. After getting acquainted with the grounds, we'll hit the trail to put into practice all of the skills they've been learning on their adventures. After returning to camp, it's time for a delicious dinner and a gathering around the campfire - complete with s'mores and scary stories. The next day can be spent canoeing on the lake or taking a quick dip before departing the weekend paradise and returning back to the city.

TAKEAWAYS

  • Confidence and expansion of one's comfort zone
  • Team problem solving and critical thinking
  • Exercise and enjoyment of the outdoors
  • Mindfulness and calm
  • Inspiration and curiosity

ITINERARY

DAY ONE
8:30     Greetings and meet the team
9:00     Departure
10:00   Arrive at camp and settle in
12:00   Afternoon hike with picnic lunch
4:00     Free time to explore
5:30     Dinner at mess hall
7:00     Campfire time and s'mores, stargazing
10:00    Lights out

DAY ONE
8:00     Wake up call
8:30     Breakfast
10:00   Canoeing on the lake
1:00     Lunch
2:00     Pack up to leave
3:00     Depart camp
5:00     Arrive at Cathedral

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Licensed and certified Discover Outdoors guides
  • Lodging, meals for duration of trip
  • Park and destination fees
  • Equipment rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation (optional)

PRICING

Pricing is variable. Average ranges between $250 - 400 / student

 


Pack List

  • Hiking pants, 1 pair
  • Hiking shorts, 1 pair
  • Underwear, 2 sets
  • Hiking boots
  • Light wool socks, 2 pairs
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat
  • Fleece or light jacket
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (recommended: 40 - 60 liters)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
  • Bowl, mug, and utensil
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 liter capacity)
  • Toiletries
  • Additional snacks

OPTIONAL

  • Camera
  • Notebook and pen
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book
  • Camp shoes

Itinerary

DAY ONE

7:45    Meet at your school
8:00    Departure and drive to Harriman State Park
9:15    Arrive at trailhead
9:30    Organize gear, backpacking briefing and instruction
10:00  Hike with summit lunch
3:30    Arrive at camp, unload gear
4:00    Camping instruction and setup
4:30    Relaxation and games
5:30    Cookout and discussion
9:00    Lights out

DAY TWO

7:00    Wake up
7:30    Organize gear and pack
8:00    Breakfast and morning briefing
9:00    Hike with summit lunch
3:30    Arrive at camp, unload gear
4:00    Camping instruction and setup
4:30    Relaxation and games
5:30    Cookout and discussion
9:00    Lights out

DAY THREE

7:00    Wake up
7:30    Organize gear and pack
8:00    Breakfast and morning briefing
9:00    Hike
12:00  Summit lunch and discussion
2:00    Depart for school
3:30    Return