The Adventure Team is BACK at Rockmont!

Austin Ashcraft February 16, 2022

The offseason here at camp is a great time to reflect back upon previous summers and have some fun brainstorming how we can make camp even better. 

There is a ton of energy and enthusiasm about some new ideas and projects and revamping of old ideas and projects for this upcoming summer.

One thing I’m personally most excited about is the return of the Adventure Team for Summer 2022! 

Formerly known as the Camping & Climbing Crew, the A-Team will now be expanding to include mountain biking, whitewater canoeing / kayaking, rock climbing, and outdoor survival skills.  We will be introducing new progressions in each of these skills that involve continued growth year after year that open up the door for each camper to experience more that the outdoors of Western North Carolina has to offer.


One of our improvements we’re most excited about comes to rock climbing. Once a camper has completed enough intermediate climbs up our climbing wall, he can progress to level 2 and be ready to go on a beginner trip to a local spot near camp to get out and climb on some REAL rock! 

Once he successfully completes a trip to a beginner rock, he can progress to an intermediate trip to a bit more challenging rock face.  This allows him to have goals to reach each summer and long term goals for a few summers down the road.  Each of our adventure team skills will have a similar progression offered to the campers.


We are excited to step up our outdoor adventure activities here at Rockmont.  We hope the progression based approach along with the opportunity for out of camp trips will build an excitement and a love for the outdoors in our campers that will add to the growth we see in our campers in self-confidence and independence.

And of course, we know they will have a ton of fun exploring the outdoors in the process!

 

Austin Ashcraft

Program Director

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