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.
Camp Dates: July 22- August 3
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.
Check-in, opening ceremonies
|Monday||Introductory backpacking & canoeing skills, electives, evening activity||Hosmer Point|
|Tuesday||Packing & planning, electives, evening activity||Hosmer Point|
Depart for the Long Trail
Summit Jay Peak, tram ride, back to HP for evening activity
|Saturday||Link Day at Hosmer Point - Call Of The Loon Race and Beach Party||Hosmer Point|
Pack and depart for canoe trip
|Wednesday||Back to camp AM, rest period, electives, Pizza Night & Lip Sync Contest||Hosmer Point|
Electives or Homeward Bound activity, team competitions, Thanksgiving, closing ceremonies
- 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 turn age 15 before August 15 can attend the regular camp. Wilderness Treks are for campers currently 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.