Week-long, 10-day, and 11-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.
New for Summer 2019, we’re launching an 11-day trip to the Boundary Waters. This pristine wilderness along the US-Canadian border is internationally-known as a top setting for canoe expeditions. Journey along with your fellow campers, Glisson staff, and local expert guides for a chance to explore a unique corner of God’s creation while growing in your faith and honing your outdoor adventure skills. Roundtrip airfare from Atlanta to Minneapolis is included in the cost (check-in and checkout will be at Glisson). With all of the details involved in this out-of-state adventure, we’ve developed a trip-specific Boundary Waters 2019 Info Packet (PDF). Contact Director of Outpost, Stephen Ward with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-864-6181).
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. (Sample Schedule)
Pack & Paddle
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. (Sample Schedule)
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. (Sample Schedule)
“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. (Sample Schedule)
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. (Sample Schedule)