Outpost offers kids a safe, fun, and beginner-friendly outdoor adventure experience. Spending a week exploring God’s creation in a small group facilitates teamwork and learning outdoor skills in ways that help campers grow in faith, collaboration, and self-confidence. Outpost Elementary campers (rising 2nd-6th graders) learn basic outdoor living skills at the Pioneer Site (map). Campers sleep in open-air Adirondack shelters, help cook tasty meals in the kitchen pavilion, and worship around the campfire and in the Outpost Chapel. Campers also spend one night camping in tarp shelters on Falls Mountain for a Home-In-The-Woods experience. Practicing Christian community in an outdoor adventure setting helps campers understand their role in their group while at camp, and how faith can relate to even the most basic aspects of everyday life back home.Outpost Pioneer Site Map
A sampling of three different adventure activities: backpacking on Falls Mountain, climbing on the Alpine Tower, and kayaking on Lake Hale (includes waterfront zip line and slides). Campers will spend one day apiece focusing on each of these three activities at all on-site locations.
In addition to the on-site adventures of backpacking on Falls Mountain, climbing on the Alpine Tower, and kayaking on Lake Hale (includes waterfront zip line and slides), Upper Elementary campers will have the chance to build additional skills through off-site day trips to local adventure activities including tubing on a local river and going for a day hike.
“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
This two-night option for rising 2nd-4th graders is similar to the Lower Elementary experience and is designed to give campers and parents a taste of what a full-week session at Outpost is like.
Home in the Woods
All week-long Elementary living groups go on a “Home in the Woods” overnight adventure together. By hiking from Pioneer to a site on Glisson’s Falls Mountain, campers get a chance to practice their newly acquired outdoor adventure skills of fire-building, cooking, planning and packing for an overnight trip, knot-tying, and trail navigation. S’mores are also involved.