Mountain Quest Camp: Bear Clan
13-17 year olds
This is a backpacking trip designed for older teens in which we will hone our skills in wilderness living. Come ready for a transformative experience that could be life-changing. A central part of this experience is that we will work on building a tribe in which we can share stories and deep wilderness adventures. We will practice wilderness skills such as friction fire, longmatches, edible plants, and more. We will do a night drumstalk and an optional overnight solo in the mountains. This is designed to be a challenging but rewarding experience. It is a powerful way to connect to nature and to our own inner nature. Our excursion will take place at Grayson Highlands located near Wilson, Virginia. It is a beautiful mountain area with balds, blueberries, wild ponies, sunsets, sunrises, star-filled night skies, and mountain streams. Drop off will be at 9am on Monday Aug. 4 and pick up will be at 5pm on Friday Aug.7 at Piedmont Wildlife Center. It is about 3.5 hours away, and our van will be transporting the campers to and from the site.
Cost: $625 for Monday-Friday overnight experience. Campers provide their own backpacks and sleeping bags.
~Early Bird Discount!~ Register before March 1st and receive $10 off per child, per session.