Week-long and 10-day adventure trips allow Expedition campers (rising 10th-12th grades) to hone their skills in specific activities: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, or Canoeing. After 1-2 nights at the Expedition Site, living groups set up tarp shelter camp sites on the trail, along the river, or at the rock face.
Cumberland Island Adventure
Start your adventure with a guided canoe tour through the Okefenokee Swamp before heading to Cumberland Island. Spend the remainder of the trip hiking through maritime forest, relaxing and playing at the beach, visiting historical landmarks, and practicing newly developed outdoor skills.
Blue Ridge Canoe
After a day at camp building team and learning the skills necessary for this trip, campers will pack everything in canoes as they travel expedition-style down the Toccoa River, setting up a new campsite each night along the way. The group will paddle four days on the river into Lake Blue Ridge, where they will set up camp for the remainder of the trip on a remote island. There they will spend two days and three nights exploring and playing in beautiful Lake Blue Ridge, learning and practicing wilderness survival skills, and even participating in a lake-wide orienteering scavenger hunt.
Backpackers spend four and a half days hiking on the Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trails. Fun side trips and stops at scenic points are included. Gain the skills and confidence to coordinate a backpacking trip on your own. Mild to moderate terrain, a pristine waterfall, breathtaking views, and a day on the banks of the Toccoa River make this trip perfect for beginner and advanced hikers alike.
Gain the skills and confidence to coordinate a climbing trip on your own. Spend the week climbing at Rocktown, located on Pigeon Mountain in Lafayette, Georgia, and learn all aspects of safety and skills to master the sport of climbing. Includes one afternoon of caving.
“Everything was new and challenging, but there was a great sense of accomplishment that followed!”
Hone the skills necessary to paddle enclosed whitewater boats down a river, including kayak rolls. Campers will navigate up to Class III rapids throughout a week-long journey. See how God’s creation can facilitate a life-changing experience for your faith development.
Campers learn basic kayaking and river navigation skills for paddling in open boats (i.e. no spray skirts) before spending four days paddling down local rivers and camping alongside the beautiful Chestatee River.