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Adventure Camp Descriptions

Adirondack Mountain Biking

Dates: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7

Time: Drop off at 9:00am Wednesday, Pickup Friday TBA

Ages: 12-15

12,13,14,15

Level: Challenging

Limit: 7

Member Fee: $375

Non-Member Fee: $450

Three days of premier mountain biking in the heart of the Adirondacks. Our field instructors have years of experience and are ready to share their riding tips to bring you to the next level. If you want a high adrenaline adventure, this is for you! Previous experience is necessary and personal bikes are required. The Clark Sports Center will provide all camping gear that is needed.

Adventure Sampler

Dates: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Wednesday, Thursday Drop off 8:00am, Pick up Friday 3:00pm

Grades: 5-6

5,6

Level: Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $290

Non-Member Fee: $390

Come join us for an action packed week of our Adventure Sports Sampler. This camp was originally our Extreme Adventure Discovery, each day will bring you a new adventure. In this action packed adventure week we will rock climb, flatwater paddle, mountain bike, visit Enchanted Forest Water Safari, camp out under the stars and finish our week with a hike that has spectacular views!

CSC Explorers

Dates: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Grades: 3-4

3,4

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $250

Non-Member Fee: $350

Come join our adventure packed week of CSC Explorers! Explore our area’s wonderful hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. When visiting these wild places, we will learn basic camping, first aid, and wilderness survival skills. Each day will be packed with a new adventure and opportunities in the outdoor world. Load up your packs, grab your boots, and don’t forget the sunscreen! We will end the week with a visit to Zoom Flume and cooling off with our fellow adventurers.

Down on the Farm

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $225

Non-Member Fee: $325

Session One

Date: Friday, August 11 Grades: 1-31,2,3Level: Easy

Session Two

Date: Friday, August 18 Grades: 4-64,5,6Level: Easy

We’ll have a fun week visiting our local farms and learning about how they work. If you want to spend a day with the animals, pick some fruits and vegetables, or do some planting, this is the camp for you. All new camp directed by Peg Wilson from Kidz Korner.

Extreme Adventure Sampler

Dates: Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4

Time: 9:00am Monday-Wednesday, Thursday Drop off 6:00am–4:00pm Monday-Wednesday, Pick up Friday 3:00pm

Grades: 5-6

5,6

Level: Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $310

Non-Member Fee: $410

Come join us for an action packed week of our Extreme Adventure Sports Sampler. This camp was originally our Extreme Adventure Discovery, each day you will participate in a different Adventure activity in hopes to find one that you will want to continue in the future. In this action packed adventure week we will rock climb, hike, white water paddle, mountain bike and take a 16 mile rafting trip down the Hudson River. Thursday night we will camp out under the stars!

GPS Geocaching Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11

Time: 8:30am–3:30pm

Ages: 11-16

11,12,13,14,15,16

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Location: Biological Field Station

Member Fee: $250

Non-Member Fee: $350

Join the exciting high tech global treasure hunt known as geocaching. Campers will be using hand held GPS receivers to search for hidden caches all over Otsego County and the surrounding area. The camp activities will include learning to use a GPS device, seeking caches locally, creating and hiding our own geocaches, and sending a “travel bug”. Campers will also be hiking, swimming and taking field trips.

Hit the Trails

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Level: Easy

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $225

Non-Member Fee: $325

Session One

Date: Friday, June 30 Grades: 1-31,2,3

Session Two

Date: Friday, July 14 Grades: 4-64,5,6

Session Three

Date: Friday, July 21 Grades: 1-31,2,3

Join us for a fun week of adventure and exploration! We will visit area landmarks where we will hike, read, and do projects related to nature and our great outdoors. All new camp directed by Peg Wilson from Kidz Korner.

Intermediate - White Water Clinic on the Deerfield

Dates: Tuesday, August 1–Friday, August 4

Time: Overnight Tuesday-Friday, pick up and drop off TBD

Ages: 12-15

12,13,14,15

Level: Challenging

Limit: 7

Member Fee: $460

Non-Member Fee: $560

This camp is designated for whitewater kayakers with previous paddling experience. We offer instruction on class ll and class lll white water. This camp will focus on the skills needed to advance to the next level of the sport with control and finesse. This is a fast paced clinic, focused on giving you confidence in running more difficult rapids. Experience is necessary.

Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11

Time: Drop off 9:00am Monday through Friday, Pick up TBA Friday

Ages: 13-17

13,14,15,16,17

Level: Challenging

Limit: 7

Member Fee: $650

Non-Member Fee: $750

Vermont’s Kingdom Trails is rated 9th in the world for its flowy trails, warm trail culture, and access to endless miles of world class mountain biking. This is an unforgettable experience if hitting the trails with your mountain bike excites you. Our knowledgeable instructors will share their experience and help you enjoy the trails to the fullest. Participants should be in trail ready condition and have plenty of experience riding single track. You must have your own riding equipment that is in good working order. The Clark Sports Center will provide all camping equipment.

Little Explorers

Dates: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Grades: 3-4

3,4

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $150

Non-Member Fee: $250

Come join us for a three day adventure, spend one day hiking to a spectacular view learning the basics of camping, outdoor survival and first aid. Spend a day exploring local water ways, waterfalls and new adventures. Friday we will spend the day exploring Zoom Flume Water park.

Mountain Biking Clinic

Dates: Tuesday, June 27–Thursday, June 29

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Ages: 10-14

10,11,12,13,14

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $180

Non-Member Fee: $280

This clinic is for developing riders who wish to take their biking off the roads and sidewalks and into the exciting world of mountain biking. Over three days you will learn basic techniques associated with mountain biking and test them out on the trails. You will leave this clinic with not only a new set of skills, but a new sense of confidence you can show off the next time you are out on the trail. Some previous experience is necessary. Mountain bikes and helmets can be provided by the Clark Sports Center if needed.

Novice White Water Kayaking Clinic

Dates: Wednesday, July 19–Friday, July 21

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm

Ages: 10-14

10,11,12,13,14

Level: Moderate

Limit: 7

Member Fee: $180

Non-Member Fee: $280

This is the perfect introductory course to paddling on the rivers. Our American Canoe Association Certified Instructors will progressively share proper paddling techniques, as well as, responsible white water kayaking practices. This clinic takes place on Class l-ll Rivers and can be strenuous. Equipment provided by the Clark Sports Center.

Pottery Workshop at The Smithy Clay Studio

Time: 9:00am–12:00pm

Location: Smithy Clay Studio

Member Fee: $180

Non-Member Fee: $205

Fee Note: Fee will cover all materials and firing fees

Session One

Time: Monday, July 10 & Wednesday, July 12

Session Two

Time: Monday, July 24 & Wednesday, July 26

Session Three

Time: Monday, August 7 & Wednesday, August 9

Session Four

Time: Monday, August 21 & Wednesday, August 23

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many children have never experienced before. Its three dimensional nature forces them to think about structure, shapes and forms. They can experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way. Participants will be dropped off and picked up at The Smithy Clay Studio.

Address:
The Smithy Clay Studio, 1 Otsego Court, Cooperstown NY 13326

Directions:
Down the alley next to Cooley’s Tavern, Entrance across from General Store’s Back Entrance

Science Camp

Time: 8:30am–3:30pm

Grades: 4-7

4,5,6,7

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Location: Biological Field Station

Member Fee: $250

Non-Member Fee: $350

Session One

Date: Friday, June 30

Session Two

Date: Friday, July 7

Session Three

Date: Friday, July 14

Session Four

Date: Friday, July 21

Session Five

Date: Friday, July 28

Session Six

Date: Friday, August 4

Science Camp is full of hands on experiments, model rockets, chromatography, games and field trips! We will travel around experimenting with science in different places and create new experiences. We will build rockets and watch them launch. Every day will be a new scientific adventure!

St. Regis Wilderness Explorers

Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25

Time: Drop off Monday morning 7:00am–Pick up Friday afternoon 3:00pm

Ages: 12-14

12,13,14

Level: Moderate to Challenging

Limit: 6

Member Fee: $475

Non-Member Fee: $575

St. Regis Wilderness explorers is brand new this year taking part in one of the most beautiful parts of the Adirondacks. Join us Monday morning as we pack our bags and head out. We will spend each night under the stars, learn to cook in the backcountry and paddle to each campsite every evening. No previous technical experience needed for this trip, just willingness to learn and have fun. All backcountry equipment will be provided by the Clark Sports Center.

Three Day Rock Climbing

Dates: Tuesday, August 15–Thursday, August 17

Time: Drop off is at 9: 00am Tuesday, Pick up is 6:00pm Thursday

Ages: 12-15

12,13,14,15

Level: Easy to Moderate

Limit: 9

Member Fee: $280

Non-Member Fee: $380

Rock climbing embodies the truest form of a love of nature and physical fitness. Spend 3 days with the Adventure Department gaining a fresh appreciation of both. You will learn the skills and techniques to dominate vertical terrain.