ADVENTURE TRIPS Ages 13-17
Flat Rock River YMCA Camp offers multiple programs for the perfect outdoor summer adventure. Engage your camper in an expedition that will take them to some of the most beautiful places in the Midwest. Our adventures inspire our youth to be courageous, confident, and challenge themselves. On these trips our campers will make lifelong friends and memories, while building resilience that will last them a lifetime.
Trip Options for 2021
Our Backpacking Adventure Trip is for ages 13-17. This trip is based on leadership opportunities while being immersed in all nature has to offer. Our courses are beginner friendly with no outdoor experience required.
During these expeditions teens will step out of their comfort zone and discover their potential. This experience begins on-site at Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, where campers participate in specialized camp activities to provide skills needed for the trip. Tuesday morning the campers head out to Red River Gorge for 3 days of hiking, and sleeping the backcountry. The Red River Gorge is a unique and scenic natural area within the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Over the course of three days, they will camp, hike, and rock climb the peaks that have the most breathtaking views. Our Backpacking Adventure Trips are designed to bring together young high school students from all different walks of life to grow and learn together in a fun and challenging way. Campers return to Flat Rock at the end of the week to attend the Camp Dance and participating in Closing Campfire. The Backpacking Adventure Trip is a great way to attend camp with some extra adventure and challenges! To register, click here.
WHITEWATER RAFTING ADVENTURE TRIP
Prepare to get REALLY wet on this adventure. This Adventure Trip is for campers ages 13 -17. Throughout the week the campers get to explore some of the oldest and most famous rafting spots in the Midwest, and get to practice their skills in whitewater rapids. Campers will begin the week rafting the New River, the second oldest river in the WORLD! The next stop is at the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte, NC to run their whitewater course, zip line course and go rock climbing. Campers also visit the Ocoee River, for some extreme rafting to end the trip. There is no experience needed for these trips – just an adventurous spirit, and readiness to explore Mother Nature’s natural rollercoaster. To register, click here.