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High Adventure CampS

High Adventure Camps are multi-day, overnight camping experiences to different wilderness locations. These camps focus on outdoor recreation, conservation and team building. Educational experiences in wildlife conservation, stream ecology, water management and more include activities such as hiking, fishing, tubing, swimming, and kayaking. There are 2 camp sessions each summer, visiting different locations in Florida and Georgia. Each camp is supervised by 3 chaperones and cost includes travel to and from the location, all meals and lodging.

Session I - Black Rock Mountain, GA

High Adventure Camp's first session is a trip to Black Rock Mountain in the North Georgia Mountains. This camp includes a hike into the Tallulah Gorge, a rock slide in the famous Tallulah River, a trip to the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery and a stream ecology lesson in Helen, Georgia at Smithgall Woods State Park. Campers will have the opportunity to hike on a part of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and watch the July 4th fireworks display at the Dillard House.

Students will stay in the Adirondack cabins at the Black Rock Mountain State Park Youth Camp and have access to bathroom facilities and cold water showers. There will be plenty of stream tubing, fishing, and skipping rocks on this adventure!

Location: Blackrock Mountain, Northern GA
Dates: July 1 -  July 5, 2019
Ages: 11 - 15
Spaces Available: 15
Cost: $450 (includes travel, meals and lodging)

Session II - St. George Island, FL

The second session of High Adventure Camp will be to St. George Island, Florida. On this trip we will learn to fish and how to throw a cast net while we explore some of Florida's most pristine estuary habitats in the Apalachicola Bay. This year we have partnered with the State of Florida and the FWCC sea turtle monitoring program. With this partnership, we will be able to walk protected beaches at sunrise, stay up late (with proper lighting) and, with luck, will get to experience firsthand some of Florida's nesting sea turtles. We will also learn more about the history of Florida as we tour Apalachicola, which was once one of the largest cities in the state.

We will explore barrier island habitats at St. Vincent Island as we walk through the diverse ecosystems and experience a progression of these systems as we hike from the shoreline through the dune systems to the bay. Daytime activities feature kayaking, fishing, exploring oyster reefs and beach time. Nighttime activities are highlighted by a night walk on the beach featuring a biolumincese experience.

Location: St. George Island, FL
Dates: July 22 - July 26, 2019
Ages: 11 - 15
Spaces Available: 15
Cost: $450 (includes travel, meals and lodging)

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