Wilderness Treks

For the adventurous teen currently in grades 9 or 10 (ages 14 -16)

Wilderness Treks enable our oldest campers to gain confidence and competence in a challenging new environment.  Each session includes a multi-day backpacking trip and a multi-day canoeing trip, with time to experience favorite Hosmer Point activities in between.

2019 Camp Dates: July 21- August 2

While at Hosmer Point, trek campers stay in cabins in the cabin sections, eat in the dining hall, and participate in electives and evening activities with all the other campers.  While "on trail" backpacking or canoeing, they tent camp and learn to use a campfire for cooking. The sample schedule below outlines what activities trek campers can expect, though the schedule may change based on weather and camper's interests and abilities.

Day

Activity

Location
Sunday

Check-in, opening ceremonies

Hosmer Point
Monday Introductory backpacking & canoeing skills, electives, evening activity Hosmer Point
Tuesday Day hike, packing & planning, electives, evening activity Hosmer Point
Wednesday

Depart for the Long Trail

HP/Long Trail
Thursday

Backpacking

Long Trail
Friday

Summit Jay Peak, tram ride, back to HP for evening activity

Long Trail/HP
Saturday Link Day at Hosmer Point - Call Of The Loon Race and Beach Party Hosmer Point
Sunday

Pack and depart for canoe trip

HP/Green River
Monday Canoeing Green River
Tuesday Canoeing Green River
Wednesday Back to camp AM, rest period, electives, Pizza Night & Lip Sync Contest Hosmer Point
Thursday

Electives or Homeward Bound activity, team competitions, Thanksgiving, closing ceremonies 

Hosmer Point
Friday

Departure

Hosmer Point

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Wilderness Treks FAQ

  • How much does the Trek cost?  Wilderness Treks are the same price as our other two-week camps (we use the same sliding scale pricing, so you pay what you can afford).
  • How many campers will be on the Trek?  How many staff?  There will be up to 8 campers and two trip leaders, one male, one female.
  • Do Wilderness Trek campers need to have experience with backpacking or canoeing? No. The program is designed to teach beginning backpackers and boaters what they need to know, while still being fun and challenging for those with some experience. 
  • Do Trek campers need to have any special gear? Trek campers will need to bring a pair of (broken in) hiking boots.  Many campers also choose to bring their own backpacking pack, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad; however we also have some loaner gear.  Please contact us if your camper needs to borrow gear so we will have enough equipment.
  • Who can be a regular camper?  Who can attend a Wilderness Trek?  Who can be an LIT? Who can be a CIT? Campers who are in 9th grade in the fall of 2018 can attend the regular camp. Wilderness Treks are for campers in grades 9 or 10.  LIT Camp is for those who are in grade 10.  CIT Camp is for those who are in grade 11.

Questions?  Email us!