Wilderness Voyagers

Activity Level: Low Level- Moderate Level: Students may go hiking, may be exposed to bees, learn to start fires, build shelters and will participate in our 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 8th– 1 pm on Friday, July 12th

What? Wilderness Voyageurs is the first 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 have a movie night. This camp mixes traditional camp activities like camp games and guided hikes with learning basic outdoor survival skills in a fun way.

Campers will get to try their hand at orienteering, shelter building, fire skills, plant identification with the guidance and supervision of our staff. This camp includes team building, an experience on our high ropes course and zipline, and plenty of time to meet new friends. The end of the week closes out with our traditional camp “Survival of the Fittest” competition where camper groups are competing against the scores their group earned throughout the week 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 Wilderness Voyagers 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, may learn to start a fire and will hike on our many trails.

Limitations:

Age/Grade: Middle School Students

Weight: 45 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Height: Must be taller than 42 inches