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Teen X Adventure Camp

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Ages 13-16

Experience the best of Alton Jones multi-sport activities all wrapped into one week.  While our Expeditions foster small group living/learning communities that travel independently, Teen X Adventure Camp fosters a large group social and activity setting where teens can network between groups and get to know as many people as they want.


During the day you can pick from “The Adventure Buffet”, a menu of activity choices based on what you want to do.  Most of the daytime activities will be limited to small groups of about 10. You will eat breakfast and dinner together in our dining hall (lunches are packed out), play and hang out together in the evenings, and sleep village-style in single sex screen-house cottages. Each night will be spent sleeping in the screen house cabins at Alton Jones. (Some weeks Teens will stay in less rustic camp cabins based on availability.)


Sunday afternoon is spent checking in, settling into your screen house, getting to know your bunk-mates and leaders, attending a group orientation and having a swim check at the lake.  After eating a hot meal in the dining hall there will be games and an opening campfire.  After that it’s time for lights out.


Each day for the rest of the week you will choose your adventures.  Some activities may be offered twice, while other activities will be offered once during the week.  Because there is so much to do and so little time you will want to choose your activities wisely since time won’t allow you to do everything that’s offered.  Activity options will include rock climbing, surfing, tree climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, sea kayaking, laser tag, and swimming.  Some of the activities will take place on the W. Alton Jones Campus property, while others will take place off-site within a one-hour drive.

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At the end of the week there will be a Teen Versus WAJ Team Challenge adventure race that will involve all of the Adventure Camp participants. Each group will have the opportunity to earn points at a series of stations in a great race challenge.  The goal is for the teens to earn enough points to defeat WAJ (W. Alton Jones) by the end of the day.


Each evening everyone will return to Alton Jones for dinner, games, use of the bathhouse facilities, and to sleep at the Poor Farm Base Camp.  You will stay in a screen house cabin with bunk beds and use a nearby bathhouse with showers and flush toilets.  Most meals will be eaten at the camp dining hall except for lunches which will be packed out.


In preparing for your week, you may want to spend some time thinking about why you chose the Teen X Adventure Camp and what you hope to get out of this experience. Everyone is expected to do their best, participate fully, encourage each other, and help out with chores on a rotating basis such as cooking and cleaning.  Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure.  If you have never done some of the activities, relax. Experience is not a requirement, but a positive, cooperative attitude and a willingness to have fun while learning is!

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