Pioneer campers (rising 2nd-6th graders) learn basic outdoor living skills at the Pioneer Site, sleeping in Adirondack shelters and cooking meals in the kitchen pavilion. Campers spend one night camping out under tarps on Falls Mountain for a Home-In-The-Woods experience. Participating in outdoor activities helps campers understand their role in their group at camp and how it relates to life back home and God’s call in their heart.
A sampling of three different adventure activities: hiking, lake kayaking, and climbing. Campers will spend one day apiece focusing on each of these three activities at all on-site locations.
“You get to face your fears and do stuff you’d never do before. You meet some really good people there that help you, and you have the best week of your life.”
– Outpost Camper
Campers will hike to a ranch adjacent to Glisson property to learn beginner horseback riding skills and safety with our partners at Foundation Farms Equestrian Center for two days out of the week. No prior horseback experience necessary.
This two-night experience for rising 2nd-4th graders is similar to full-week Pioneer camp and is designed to give campers and parents a taste of what a week at Outpost is like. Does not include horseback riding.
Home in the Woods
All Pioneer campers spend one night at Home in the Woods, a site on Glisson’s Falls Mountain. Removed from the conveniences of home, campers practice their newly acquired skills in fire-building, cooking meals, planning and packing for an overnight trip, first aid, knot-tying, and orienteering.