Adventure Leadership Camp

DSCN1389.JPG
camp hike
 
 

SMG ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP CAMP

Pricing per camper:  $350

Camp 1:  Up coming and middle school ages June 19-23, 2017

Camp 2:  Up coming and high school ages   July 17-21, 2017

Camp drop off @ 8am and pickup at 4pm @ our designated headquarters.

Day 1:  Teambuilding challenges and initiatives.  SMG trains and develops programs for corporate groups all over the world and this program is adapted for youth participants.  SMG utilizes traditional "ropes course" type experiential team building to begin facilitating cohesion within the group to lay the foundation for the week of adventure.  Participants will be creatively challenged through adventure based games and initiatives throughout the day.  They will come away with a stronger sense of trust, teamwork, problem solving techniques, and renewed self confidence.  We may end with time swimming in a river that flows from the Nat. Park.  Lunch will be provided this day.

Day 2:  Caving!  Camp participants will get muddy and wet as we crawl and climb through a wild cave.  Our staff have led trips for the History Channel and will allow safety to be the primary concern as we learn about the cave systems and have an adventure of a lifetime.  Please pack a lunch for your camper.

Day 3:  Hiking one for the 3 highest peaks in the GSMNP.  Day 3 is a transformative portion of camp.  The group will be tested and challenged to come together and encourage each other to accomplish a climb to over 6000'.  As we take in expansive views, eat lunch on the mountain and feel proud of our accomplishments, participants will also be learning as we move.  Our staff will be creating hands on opportunities for learning about the life in the mountains.  We teach about invasive species, flora & fauna, and all the work that goes into preservation for this incredible National Park.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn backcountry cooking techniques as we serve up a big lunch.

Day 4:  Canoeing!  We enjoy a hot summer day by canoeing one of our local rivers.  As the day begins, participants learn necessary skills to correctly navigate a mild river or lake.  This day is one of the campers favorite days with water wars and excitement.  We share lunch on an island before we finish the section.  Staff will be instructing campers on paddling techniques and safety as well as swift water rescue techniques.

Day 5:  Rock Climbing!  We get to travel to a great outdoor rock climbing area with real rock.  As the day begins, SMG creates and incredibly fun but more importanly safety focused orientation.  Our goal is not only for the participants to climb and enjoy, but also to learn the skills needed to actively participate in all aspects of the day.  At all times, campers are engaged in belaying or other supportive roles as friends are climbing.  This is a great way to end camp while there are individuals that will choose to conquer fears and push their limits.  Also, there will be those that choose to not participate at the same extent in which we will support and encourage them to see that is a great decision and relate that to their lives as they leave camp.  We have the opportunity for rappelling as well this day.  Day 5 will end with a nice presentation for the week to the parents and families as we wrap up the best week ever.

*The goal of our camp is not to be a babysitter, but to use adventure as a catalyst to teach skills in leadership, develop self confidence, teach team reliance and encourage the growth of youth to make well educated decisions.* 


Why SMG adventure leadership camp?

SMG has been providing professionally guided trips and tours as well as corporate programming since 2011.  We are commercially permitted and insured in the areas we operate.  Our guides are trained and\or certified in Wilderness first responder.  Our camps are more than a daycare, we strive to educate, develop and mentor the participants we are leading during these activities by not only having recreation, but also teaching the skills needed to begin creating a knowledge base for our participants to grow.


Cancellation Policy

We employ an industry standard cancellation policy. Please read the following carefully, email or call the office with any questions before booking. 

  • For our Summer Camp Programs, 50% deposit is due on booking, $50 of which is non-refundable. Full payment is due 30 days prior to start date. No refunds given for cancellations after 30 days prior to program start date, you will be charged for the full amount if you cancel/reschedule within 30 days.

We will be having an open informative meeting as the dates approach to answer any questions.  Please stay connected.

Please feel free to contact SMG for more info:

865-654-4545

info@smokymountainguides.com

 
Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing