Adventure Camp is designed for campers who are eager for a challenge! Campers ages 14 to 16 have the opportunity to help build their adventure. With the support of the Camp Massasoit staff, each session campers will help choose, plan, and implement their two weeks of fun! The first week of each session will be spent preparing for their trip, which takes place Monday through Friday of the second week. The second week of Adventure Camp is all off-site, in campgrounds around the areas where their outdoor adventures will take place.
Camp Massasoit will provide the technical equipment required for all trips. Adventure campers should be in relatively healthy condition and be able to handle the physical rigors inherent in the proposed activities. This might include, but is not limited to, the following: carrying a 40-pound backpack for four to six miles per day over uneven ground, canoeing up to 15 miles per day, and lifting heavy objects. Adventure Camp is open to 12 campers per session and follows our day camp schedule during the first week.
New England Explorer 1
Session 1: June 25-July 6 (Full day on July 4)
During this session, campers will spend the week exploring, through adventure activity, the diversity of the New England landscape. Adventures may include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and kayaking. If this is your camper’s first session in Adventure Camp, this is a great trip for them! If your camper is a returning camper, then they are probably still talking about previous expeditions!
Session 2: July 9-July 20
Adventure campers will learn the ins and outs of a week-long canoe trip. They will spend five days and four nights canoeing along a scenic New England river. Campers can look forward to learning everything there is to know about paddling! All campers should feel comfortable in the water and will be tested in swimming during the first week of the session.
Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3
This session will cover basic climbing skills including knots, belaying, and technique. Campers will spend the second week exploring a variety of rock climbing locations. These locations will offer an option of climbing difficulties, from beginner to advanced. This is a great trip for all adventure campers interested in rock climbing!
New England Explorer 2
Session 4: Aug. 6-17
Back by popular demand, we are running it twice. This has been such a successful and requested trip that we are offering two sessions of the New England Explorer. For campers who are thinking about doing both, each trip will be unique!