Rising 3rd-6th grade: This exciting program provides an opportunity for campers to learn a variety of outdoor living skills as they experience the peace and beauty of God's creation. Pioneer campers will spend the week at Outpost and participate in outdoor activities to help them understand their role in their group at camp and how it relates to life back home and God's call in their heart.
Pioneer vs. Pioneer Horseback: Campers have two distinct options when registering for Pioneer camp. The Pioneer option features a sampling of three different adventure activities: hiking (with Home in the Woods), lake kayaking, and climbing. Campers will spend one day apiece focusing on each of these three activities at all on-site locations. Pioneer campers will use the Alpine Tower on their "climbing day" and the brand-new waterfront at Lake Hale on their "kayaking day".
Pioneer Horseback campers will hike to a ranch adjacent to Glisson property to learn horseback riding skills and safety with our partners at Foundation Farms Equestrian Center for two days out of the week. Please be sure to note these separate options when registering.
Activities: Some of the activities that all Pioneer campers may participate in during their time at Outpost (depending on their weekly schedule and group plans) include outdoor skills such as fire-building, cooking, and knot-tying, creek hikes, field games, belayed tree climbing, slip 'n' slide, and more. Each week will wrap up with the Outpost Challenge, where campers show off their skills together as a group and all receive a special bandana signifying their accomplishments during the week. Each year of the Outpost program, campers will reach a higher level of outdoor living skills endorsed by the American Camping Association as this wilderness experiential education strengthens their skills, faith, and confidence.
|Pioneer campers sleep under tarp shelters during Home In The Woods|
Home In The Woods: All Pioneer campers will spend one night at Home in the Woods, a site on Glisson's Falls Mountain, where they can use the skills they learn at camp to create a safe and secure home in the woods. Removed from the conveniences of home, this experience will allow campers to practice their newly acquired skills in fire-building, cooking meals, planning and packing for an overnight trip, first aid, knot-tying, and orienteering.
Mini Camp 2nd-4th grade: Mini Camp is a two-night experience similar to full-week Pioneer camp designed to give campers and parents a taste of what a week at Outpost is like. Mini campers participate in many of the same activities full-week Pioneer campers do, but will not ride horses. Mini Camp is being offered three times in 2017: Wed 5/31 to Fri 6/2, Sun 6/25 to Tue 6/27, and Wed 6/28 to Fri 6/30.
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"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