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.
Join us for an incredible 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 is included in the cost (check-in and checkout will be at Glisson). An info packet with updated details for the 2020 edition of this out-of-state adventure will be available later this fall. In the meantime, feel free to browse last year’s edition as a reference: Boundary Waters Info Packet (2019 Reference). Contact Director of Outpost, Stephen Ward with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-864-6181).
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. (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)
Mountain Biking (New For 2020)
New for 2020, Mountain Biking campers will start the week with beginner level riding and spend four days building their skills on local trails. The living group will camp in the National Forest near the Jake and Bull Mountain trail system. Register today to gain the skills, safety, and confidence to discover or further your love of mountain biking. Check out a Trip Preview Video put together by a former Outpost staff member while we scouted trails this fall. (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)