Outpost helps kids put down screens and pick up a pack or a paddle, a harness or a saddle – all while growing closer to God and to one another by experiencing small group Christian community together. Campers develop outdoor skills, explore God’s creation, and challenge themselves through adventure activities. Outpost instills self-confidence and a passion for the outdoors that empowers campers to translate what they learn into personal and spiritual growth throughout all facets of life.
Outpost is for rising 2nd-12th graders who desire to gain wilderness experience, go on exciting outdoor adventure trips, and grow in their faith. Our Pioneer, Frontier, and Expedition programs intentionally incorporate a skills progression so that campers can experience and learn outdoor skills at deeper levels.
Pioneer (rising 2nd-6th) is designed specifically for younger campers. Campers stay at Outpost's Pioneer site during the week and take part in exciting activities as they explore and learn basic outdoor living skills.
Frontier (rising 7th-9th) builds off of Pioneer to teach a higher level of outdoor skills. Each week includes a 1-2 night adventure trip focusing on introductory skills for a specific outdoor activity: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, or Kayaking.
Expedition (rising 10th-12th) progresses to week-long adventure trips that allow our most experienced campers to hone their skills in specific activities: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, or Whitewater Kayaking.
Group Retreats: Think your group would dig Outpost? Learn more about guided adventure retreats for youth groups, leadership teams, and small groups here: Outpost Adventure Retreats.
Campers begin their week at the Outpost site on the other side of Falls Mountain from Village camp. While staying at Outpost, campers sleep in covered, open-air shelters, participate in counselor/camper led devotions, learn wilderness skills they can use the rest of their lives, and eat hot and tasty meals they prepare together in the outdoor kitchen. Through all of these activities, campers will experience the grace of God while living in creation.
Pioneer campers will sleep in Adirondack shelters and cook meals in the kitchen pavilion at the Pioneer Site. They will also spend one night camping out under tarps on our own Falls Mountain for their Home-In-The-Woods experience.
Frontier campers will stay just a short hike away at the brand-new Frontier Site, which includes open-air hammock cabins and group cooking shelters. Having a dedicated Frontier site allows Glisson to offer an improved small group camping environment for the different age groups of Pioneer and Frontier camps.
Expedition campers will spend one to two nights in "treehouse" shelters at the Expedition Site. For the rest of their nights, they will set up tarp shelter camp sites on the trail, along the river, or at the rock face.
To learn more about our outdoor programs, follow the link below that corresponds with your camper's age group. Or call (706-864-6181) or Email Stephen, Outpost's program director. Learn more about Stephen here.
"Our son looks forward to camp all year long. He is already asking when he will be going back. We are so appreciative of the amazing job you do with our special kids!"
Anne, parent of a 2013 Sparrowwood camper