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ADK Wilderness Adventure: Special Adventures

The following are optional “Special Sign-up” Adventures at Adirondack Camp.

White-water Kayaking (Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers)

Go beyond a kayaking camp and play on the waves as these weekly day trips test your skills beyond the flat water Lake George has to offer. Take a turn down Adirondack’s best training river and experience the rush that is white-water! Campers must be experienced and pre-cleared before going on these trips that leave before breakfast and return by dinner.

New for 2012: Ottawa River Experience! Three days and two nights of whitewater paddling on the Ottawa River in Canada. This trip is limited to six campers who will be pre-cleared for the trip. Passport and Letter of Intention from parent or guardian will be required to cross the border into Canada.

White-Water Rafting (Hudson River)

Travel the wild and scenic Hudson River in a group raft with an Adirondack Wilderness Adventure Leader as well as an experienced white-water guide as you marvel at the power contained within its channel. Open to all campers with swimming experience.

Canoe the Hudson River

Enjoy an expanded version of Adirondack’s canoeing camp program and leisurely paddle down the Hudson River, enjoying the steady current and wonderful quiet that is the upper Hudson River. This trip is not whitewater but does require more than the basics. Must have canoeing camp experience and be pre-cleared for this trip.

Horseback Riding (Adirondack Foothills Equine Facility

Take advantage of our horseback riding summer camp program and enjoy a trail ride or elective 3-day commitment to learn grooming skills, lessons, and calf round-up or barrel navigating. Adirondack Foothills Equine is pleased to offer this horse riding camp program to us and campers will be grouped by ability and age. Classes and trail rides are limited to 10 campers per visit and are offered on a pre-paid basis to families. Campers can sign up for 1 time or each week. Schedules at the barn will vary each week for campers to enjoy something a little different each time.

Floating Classroom (Lake George)

From earthquakes and glaciers, to storm water and invasive species, come aboard the LGA’s floating Classroom to learn all about Lake George and how to keep its water clean and clear. On board, you’ll enjoy a hands-on adventure and learn all about Lake George water quality. You will find out what makes Lake George unique. You’ll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, and test pH and temperature. You’ll find out if Lake George is healthy, and what you can do to help keep it that way.

Activity-Themed & Arts Trips (Seasonal Offerings)

Every summer we offer many different kinds of trips in addition to our regular Tripping and In-Camp programs. Campers enjoy visiting the Thrift Store to gather clothes to cut up for Project Runway, fishing, sailing and water-ski trips, attending the Shakespeare Festival, visiting the Adirondack Museum or Fort Ticonderoga. We also offer competitive sporting events with other camps and while there are some additional fees associated with a few of these trips most are free. Parents will be contacted if a charge should apply.

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