Adventure Trips Galore!

Pictures from July 19, 2011  (password required)

Gettin' Muddy in the Cave!

We are proud of the High Rocks program, including our in-camp program and our adventure tripping program.  It’s all about choice.

The strength of the in-camp program was evidenced recently when several campers opted to stay in camp rather than go on trips because they didn’t want to miss their regular activities.  That said, we had one of the biggest tripping days today with seven trips out of camp.  Mealtime in the dining hall is sparse on days like this, which means our trip packer, Pat Noland, is working overtime to supply the trips.  This is most definitely a team effort, and folks like Pat help keep camp running smoothly.

In addition to the 3-day climbing trip & 3-day hiking trip that departed yesterday, we had an all-day hike, a mountain biking trip to Pisgah Nat’l Forest, an evening horseback ride, and a trip to sliding rock for the Upper Middlers.  Our advanced paddlers attended the “Camp Cup” on the Nantahala River.  Woody will write more about that tomorrow, so I won’t steal his thunder now.  Suffice it to say that the paddlers had a great day!

The “Starter Campers” and “Mini-campers” that arrived yesterday had their first full day of activities today.  It was great to see the staff and four-week campers taking the new arrivals under their wings & help them get adjusted to camp.  You’ll see several of them in today’s pictures.

Keep the cards, letters, and emails coming; they are eagerly anticipated by the campers.  Enjoy tonight’s installment of pictures.

Hank Birdsong
Camp Director

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