rising 8th-10th graders
(sailing, white water rafting, high ropes, and horseback riding)
Our Pathfinder trips are our most popular trips, as they allow campers to venture a bit farther and longer from home, and to sample a wide range of adventure activities including sailing, white water rafting, high ropes, and horseback riding. Following a week of traditional day camp and team building, campers set out on a three-day, two night trip that allows them to use their outdoor skills and deepen new friendships in some of the most beautiful settings in the Northeast.
Pathfinder campers will have the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Durland Scout Center on the Fridays of weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7. The Durland Permission slip is found in the Adventure Bound Packet your camper will need to complete before attending. While at the Durland Scout Center they will have the opportunity to swim in the lake and boat.
Scroll down for more information about our many exciting
trip options, including several opportunities:
Northern White Water Rafting
Trip Itinerary Activities: Whitewater rafting, hiking, zipline
Get a taste of old fashion adventure as you raft down the Hudson River Gorge. Trained river guides take us rafting and tubing down Class II and III rapids as the river cuts through the Adirondack mountain range. Learn to read the waterways like a modern Huck Finn on this three day adventure and experience the rush of riding the waves!
Adirondack Horseback Riding
Canceled for 2017
Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, swimming
As Winston Churchill once said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle!” We will spend three days on foot and in the saddle exploring the scenic Adirondack Mountains. Based out of Lewey Lake, we will join Circle B Ranch for our own 3 hour personal class and trail ride. Campers will cap off the three day trip with a hike culminating in vast panoramic views from the top of the fire tower on Pillsbury Mountain.
Massachusetts White Water Kayaking
Trip Itinerary Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming
The beauty of the Berkshires awaits us on this three day trip that is sure to thrill every outdoor enthusiast. Based out of Savoy Mountain State Forest we will first get a taste of action while white water kayaking on the Class I and II rapids of the Deerfeild River. If that isn’t enough we visit the highest waterfall in Massachusetts, Tannery Falls, where the Ross Brook flows through a deep chasm and cascades into a crystal clear pool of water 50 feet below.
CT Zip & Splash
Trip Itinerary Activities: High ropes, hiking, swimming
Take to the treetops and climb, zip and swing your way back down to earth in a three day excursion to Connecticut’s most beautiful woodlands and waterfalls. We’ll work our way through the 11 aerial trails, 21 Ziplines, and almost 161 challenge bridges of New England’s largest climbing park. Campers will admire the towering waterfalls of Enders State Forest before cooling off with a swim in the crystal clear pools that they create.
Activities: Biking, touring, & Broadway!
This three day-two night city excursion proves you don’t need breathtaking hikes and roaring rivers to have an adventure. The New York City trip will take in a Broadway show, circumnavigate the city on the Beast boat tour and hike and bike through Central Park. Our Boston trip tours the Boston Harbor by boat, observe street performers at the Faneuil Hall Market Place and experience the unique history of the city by tour. This trip promises to provide a safe and exciting introduction to the magic of city life.
Weeks 1-2 NYC Trip Itinerary
Weeks 5-6 Boston Mass. Trip Itinerary
Adirondack Above & Below
Trip Itinerary Activities: Caving, hiking
What’s a trip to the mountains without a little adventure? Strap on your helmet and headlamp and delve into Eagle Cave, where campers will explore the tunnels from tight squeezes to vaulted caverns 40’ high with the direction of experienced caving guides. Campers will also enjoy some above-ground adventure, hiking Kane Mountain and taking in the incredible views of the Hudson Valley by zip line. Prepare to get dirty and have the experience of the summer.
Lake George Sailing
Activities: Sailing, Hiking
Once described by Thomas Jefferson as, “The most beautiful water I ever saw.” Lake George is famous for its crystal clear water surrounded by a dramatic landscape. In conjunction with Camp Chingachgook YMCA this three day sailing trip will explore the beautiful islands and coast of Lake George. Learn the art of navigation, wind reading, knot tying and get the ride of a lifetime on these 24 foot vessels.
Session 1 Trip Itinerary
Session 3 Trip Itinerary
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