Rising Appalachia's camps for teens look to give our older campers the the opportunity to lead and take ownership of their summer camp experience. In RAW Teens, campers will have the opportunity to make their own decisions about which activity rotations they choose during the day, our teen adventure camps provide off site high adventure trips such as rock climbing and rappelling, and our leadership camp is all about becoming a part of the greater local community. By focusing on growing healthy social skills among peers, assuming responsibility for ones self, and becoming stewards of the environment, Rising Appalachia's teen camps are place for children to practice being their best selves as they grow into young adults.
RAW Leaders Day Camp ($200)
May 28 to June 1, 2018; 8:30 am-3:30 pm
RAW Leaders Day Camp is for teens. Most campers are veterans, looking to take RAW activities to the next level. We focus on team building and leadership in addition to the classic camp, and put more intentionality into programming. For the final two days of camp, participants pick a mentor and are coached in specific areas of interest. Mentor tracks include: Naturalist skills, farming and homesteading, or fitness and health.
RAW Teens ($200)
June 4 to June 8, 2018; 8:30 am-3:30 pm
RAW Teens is a brand new offering this year due to a high demand for age specific programming. This week of RAW will have much of the same traditional programming, but set in a new schedule with an emphasis on building healthy relationships, setting productive habits, and being a strong member of the community. Unlike other camps in the summer there will be more choice in the activities offered. Instead of a rigid schedule, there will be a free flow between activities to allow teens to take on the challenges that they choose each day.
RAW Teen Adventurer Camp ($250)
July 30 to August 3, 2018; 8:30 am-3:30 pm
After some training, guidance, and preparation, participants embark on a series of mini adventures, including scavenger hunts, wilderness treks, and role playing adventures involving swords, obstacle courses, martial arts, and survival skills. This year we are splitting adventure by age to accommodate demand, and so that we can program specifically to the level of our campers. One day of the week will be devoted to a rock climbing and rappelling tour in the Hocking State Forest through Trek Network.
"My daughter had a great time at RAW camp. She was outside all day and was able to get over some of her fears while rappelling." -RAW Parent