Ready to take your resident camp experience to the next level? Adventure Out trips are for girls entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Campers spend most of their time away from camp, leaving Sunday evening or Monday morning and returning Thursday night.
Smoky Mountain Llama Trek (Whip Poor Will, Week 1)
6 day | $555 | Jun 14-19
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. Spend the week away from Camp Whip Poor Will camping in Tennessee where you will visit some of the most iconic sites the Smokies have to offer. The highlight of the trip will be your overnight Llama trekking experience! You will learn the basics of backpacking, llama care, and how to pack the camping gear on the llama before heading into the woods. You’ll spend one night on the trail with your new llama friends! At the end of your adventure you’ll head back to Camp Whip Poor Will for final campfire on Thursday. Girls will work towards their Ultimate Recreation Challenge, Adventurer, or Trailblazing badge.
Into the Woods: Daniel Boone National Forest (Whip Poor Will, Week 2)
6 day | $505 | Jun 21-26
To the wilderness and back again! Take your camping to the next level on a backpacking trip to the Daniel Boone National Forest, which embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. Girls will spend their first day at Camp Whip Poor Will gathering gear and preparing for their trip. Then head to Kentucky and spend three days and two nights on the trail. You'll cook your own meals and see beautiful scenic views. Girls may bring their own backpacking backpack or use one from camp. Girls must be able to hike several miles a day carrying a loaded pack. Recommended: Girls take Backpacking Basics offered through GSWO. Girls will work toward their Trail Adventure, Adventurers or Ultimate Recreation Challenge Badges.
Cliff Hangers: Red River Gorge (Whip Poor Will, Week 3)
6 day | $530 | Jun 28-Jul 3
You've climbed the wall. You've conquered the high ropes course. Now it’s time to try the real thing! Head down to the Red River Gorge where you will meet with certified climbing guides and spend a day learning your knots, how to belay, and how to climb on real rocks. Then spend a second day in a harness learning how to rappel. You'll still have plenty of time to hike and check out all that Red River Gorge has to offer. Girls will work towards their Climbing Adventure, Adventurer or Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges.
Haunted Happenings (Libbey, Week 5)
6 day | $550 | Jul 12-17
Learn the ins and outs of Ghost hunting, from real paranormal investigators. You’ll learn about equipment and the best way to conduct an investigation. Then hit the road and visit some famous haunted locations. Learn the legends and tales associated with the haunts and maybe with some luck you’ll spot something yourself! Before the week ends you’ll conduct your own paranormal investigation!
Road Trip: Michigan (Libbey, Week 6)
6 day | $565 | Jul 19-24
Embark on the ultimate American summer pastime — a week long road trip! Create a playlist, pack up the camp van, and prepare to explore all that Michigan has to offer. The best part? You and your new friends get to make the plan! Spend Sunday night finding all the best places to go; options could include taking a ferry to Mackinac Island for some world famous fudge, a visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, or even visit an art museum or zoo. The choices are endless and completely up to you! Girls will work towards their Ultimate Recreation Challenge or Traveler badge.
Whitewater Adventures: Upper New River (Libbey, Week 7)
6 day | $570 | Jul 26-31
It’s time to grab a paddle and hold on as you set out to conquer the rapids on the Upper New River in West Virginia. You and your team will camp out under the stars and prepare your own meals, explore the rapids and learn to work together. When you’re not on the river, you'll experience the beautiful sites of the New River Gorge. Girls will work towards their Ultimate Recreation Challenge or Adventurer badge.