Arts on the Mountain Camp

Activity Level: Low Intensity: Students may be exposed to bees, exposed to hiking conditions and will have the opportunity to experience our 26 foot high ropes challenge course.

Who? All active FLOC students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Where? The FLOC Outdoor Education Center (OEC) located at 671 FLOC Way in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (google maps link here?)

When? 12pm on Monday, July 22nd– 1 pm on Friday, July 26th*

What? Arts on the Mountain is the second traditional style camp offered by the Outdoor Education Center. Campers will stay in OEC cabins, have their meals in the dining hall, play traditional camp games and even have a movie night. During Arts camp, our students can be creative and use their artistic abilities through varying mediums. We’ve included creative visual art projects (have you ever painted with bubbles or rubber bands?), music, performing arts (theatre improvisation games all week long!), sculpture, creative writing, photography, and occasionally culinary arts in this camp. There is an opportunity for campers to visit a local performing arts center for a play, and to finish off the week campers are invited to express themselves either during the art showcase (for visual art) or the talent show (for performance arts). This camp also includes opportunities for campers to work together and build stronger bonds with their new found friends via the low and high ropes challenge course. Throughout the week students are encouraged to appreciate the art found in their natural environment, while also noticing the beauty in their everyday life once they leave camp, and how the two influence each other. Campers are asked to bring their own rain gear, flash lights, clothing and any medications they may require. You can find a complete packing list here.

If you have any questions about this camp or are unsure whether it will be a good fit for your camper, please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator, Deidra Goodwin, at either dgoodwin@floc.org or (304) 725 -0409.

*FLOC provides transportation for our DC students to and from the OEC and as such we will pick up students at FLOC’s headquarters at 9 am and will drop students off at 3:30 pm. We ask that our West Virginia families drop their campers off at the OEC. Once your student has been registered for camp, you will receive more detailed information about pick up/drop off times and locations.

Risk Management Statement: All adventure activities offered by FLOC are led by trained staff, following industry guidelines, and are subject to weather cancellations.  Our field team includes at least one staff member with advanced wilderness first aid skills and all other staff are American First Aid/CPR & AED certified.  All canoeing is done with an American Canoe Association certified staff member and all challenge course activities are led by trained and certified facilitators through Vestal Gap Ventures, LLC.  FLOC take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all participants and maintains quarterly inspection reports.  All adventure activities will have a certain level of risk involved and participants should fully understand the risks of such activities.  FLOC’s Arts on the Mountain Camp will use the High Ropes challenge course and participants will be exposed to heights up to 26 feet high. Furthermore, students may be exposed to bees and environmental elements.

Limitations:

Age/Grade: Middle School Students

Weight: 45 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Height: Must be taller than 42 inches