It has been a great week so far in Adventure Village. Despite the storms yesterday, we have had a great couple days. After our opening campfire on Sunday night, Monday was spent really getting to know what it means to be in Adventure Village. We spent the day learning some cheers, signing up for our mini-trips and getting to know our tent-mates. Yesterday we went vertical, climbing the Y-Tower, swinging on the Giant Swing, and zipping on the zip line! Today, everyone is out on their day hikes, heading to Doubletop Mountain, Giant’s Ledge, High Falls, and the Frost Valley Farm!  

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We gave a big ‘Welcome Home’ to the Adventure Village mini-trips Yesterday as they returned from their adventures! Everyone had an amazing time Climbing, Canoeing, or Backpacking and came back to camp tired and happy. Over the last few days, they bonded with their trip-mates, saw beautiful sites, overcame challenges, and had a great time. We will be posting pictures to SmugMug as they come in but here are a couple in the mean time:    

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Excitement was in the air as everyone gathered at the trip center bright and early yesterday morning to begin their mini-trips! After a final gear check and a quick breakfast everyone headed out into the woods to start their adventures. The Adirondack Canoeing, Adirondack Backpacking, and Climbing mini-trips will be returning on Wednesday, 7/11 and the the Catskill Backpacking and Merrell Pavilion Hike will return on Tuesday, 7/10. We can’t wait to hear about the meaningful experiences they have and the incredible stories they will share when they return! Here are photos of the groups before leaving yesterday morning:   ADK Canoe Mini-Trip     ADK Backpacking Mini-Trip     Catskill […]

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What a great day we had in the village today! We have been doing our best to stay cool in this heat, going to waterfront and hanging out in the creek. After our opening campfire on Sunday night, yesterday was spent really getting to know what it means to be in Adventure Village. We spent the day learning some cheers, signing up for our mini-trips and getting to know our tent-mates. Today we went vertical, climbing the Y-Tower, swinging on the Giant Swing, and zipping on the zip line! Tonight we will be playing one of our favorite games, Wells Fargo, a version of capture the flag. Tomorrow we will […]

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The mini trips are off and everyone is so excited to start their new adventures! We have two trips Backpacking and Canoeing in the Adirondacks, we have a backpacking trip here in the Catskills, a rock climbing trip in the world famous Shawangunks, and a backpacking trip to Frost Valley’s beautiful Merrell Pavilion. Trips return on Tuesday and Wednesday so there wont be any update until then, we can’t wait to hear the incredible stories everyone will come back with! Here are the pre-trip pictures of each group:  

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White Mountains After spending some time hiking in the pristine hills of the Presidential Range nestled in the White Mountains, the group from the White Mountain Hike and Climb trip have gone vertical, taking on the challenge of climbing some of the best routes you can find on the east coast.  Guided by Eastern Mountain Sports, the participants on this trip and facing a mental and physical challenge that will bring them back to camp sore and smiling Catskill Trail Builders After a relaxing weekend back on camp, the group is headed back out to again maintain, improve, and build the trails that make the Catskills one of the best […]

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The Teen Adventure Trips are doing well! Everyone is enjoying their trip, learning so many new skills, and gaining new experiences! Below are pictures taken of each group before leaving for their trip, we will post a more detailed blog about activities on each trip later in the week!        

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We’ve had an exciting first few days in Adventure Village! We learned how to safely build fires, we’ve played some great games, and of course we are making lots of new friends. On Wednesday, we went on day-hikes. One group went to the beautiful Giant Ledge, one group hiked to the Frost Valley Educational Farm, and the oldest campers hiked Doubletop mountain which does not have a trail and so requires the use of a map and compass to get to the top! Tomorrow we will be in our mini-trip groups and start preparing for the trip. This includes packing out our gear and food, doing team-building activities, and setting […]

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The Adventure Village Mini-Trips have begun! Everyone is so excited to start this new experience and learn new skills. Our Adirondack Canoeing, Adirondack Backpacking, and Climbing trips will be getting on Wednesday; Catskill and Merrell will be getting back on Tuesday. We can’t wait to hear the incredible stories they come back with!          

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This week we had a great time learning new skills and playing great games! We learned camping skills like building fires and setting up tarps so that when we go on mini-trips, everyone will be ready. We also played one our village’s favorite games, Ultimate Turbo Kickball! We have one more full day of activities before we start preparing for the mini-trips on Friday; tomorrow we will be playing Geronimo and learning how to use camping stoves to cook dinner on trail! Here are some great pictures from the last couple days.

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