Are You Ready For an Adventure?
Mountain Adventures Summer Camp 2014
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Our camps offer unique and challenging programs that enable teens to reach new heights in individual growth and group development. Campers complete challenging activities and learn valuable skills. The non-competitive, non-judgmental environment fosters friendship and allows campers to explore creative ways of communicating and problem solving, individually and as a member of a productive group. The activities are designed to build respect and confidence, while allowing campers to be actively engaged in thinking, feeling and doing. Though we will be spending a lot of time exploring, the camp is based at our Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Please use the links at the top and bottom of this page for further information on our camping programs. Don't forget to scroll down for current news, updates and special offers!
What We Do
Mountain Adventures Summer camp begins and ends at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center (SKMC), a 400-acre campus surrounded by nearly one million acres of the Monongahela National Forest. Each summer participants from diverse backgrounds and geographic areas attend our camps, often returning from previous years to reunite with friends. They return because our camps allow them to engage in meaningful interactions and build essential skills but also because our programs are seriously FUN!
During each week the participants will take an overnight trip, either canoeing on the South Branch of the Potomac or backpacking through the national forest. They’ll learn technical skills such as how to use a paddle, load a boat, pack and carry a backpack, and cook and prepare their own meals. The rigorous and inclusive environment will also allow campers to learn more abstract lessons such as the significance of individual responsibility, and the how to be a productive member of a community. Although our "big" adventure changes every week, each camper will have the opportunity to hike to the peak of Spruce Knob (the highest peak in West Virginia), enjoy refreshing swimming holes, participate in a Murder Mystery Dinner, stargaze and relax.
A unique feature of our Mountain Adventures Summer Camp is the freedom campers are given to be masters of their own schedules. The small group sizes and committed staff make this structural freedom possible. If campers want to spend the evening chatting around a campfire, stargazing in the observatory, creating art or simply playing cards in our unique yurts, they can. Particapnts are supervised at all times.