Attitude, motivation, and an interest in the outdoors are the keys to success in this camp. If you love camping, hiking, climbing, exploring and being outside, then this is the camp for you! This camp is for older campers wishing to explore the outdoor world while gaining new skills and abilities. For older campers, we have put together a co-ed camp where young people can experience the art of teamwork, outdoor skills, environmental stewardship, leadership skills as well as life skills. We provide a safe, non-competitive environment where campers can experience a wide range of outdoor activities. Campers will be able to use the skills they learn in each session on the variety of field trips they attend. Our goal is to develop in campers the enjoyment of the outdoors, the desire to return to the outdoors in their own lives, and concern for the continual preservation of the wilderness for future generations. In addition to an overnight trip planned each session, campers will attend numerous day field trips. We strongly encourage campers to leave electronics behind to enjoy and explore nature. Lunch is included on days campers are on campus, and ALL meals are provided on overnight trips. On day field trips, campers will pack or buy lunch. Please refer to the session calendar which indicates which days you will need to pack a lunch. If a camper forgets their lunch, we will provide one; however, families will receive a bill for any days that they do not have a lunch on designated “pack a lunch day”. Our kitchen is not stocked to provide bagged camper lunches so please do your very best not to forget. Be sure to download the main calendar and the packing list, and waivers for off-campus trips off the website. All overnights will return to The Athenian School between 4:30 and 5 PM in order to have a full day on their last day of the campout before coming back to Athenian.