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Adventure Trip Breakdown

5th and 6th Grade

D2 Adventure Trip breakdown…

Sunday, Monday and Friday night are spent in adventure cabins. Tuesday-Thursday nights are spent camping out at our onsite packout locations around our property.

Sunday: Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Together the D2 Adventure campers travel to DuPont State Recreational Forest just a few miles North of Camp Greenville. Visit along the beautiful forested river to Triple Falls and High Falls. Hike the trails and cool down by jumping in at Fawn Lake for a refreshing swim. Don’t forget to bring your camera for this adventure!

Tuesday: Spend the day mountain biking through the trails of Camp Greenville! Feel the rush of moving through bumpy terrain, the challenge of climbing tough hills, and the excitement of the wind on your face on the way down. Improve riding ability and technical skill, as well as learn safety considerations of the sport.

Wednesday: Campers will build confidence as they learn the basics of climbing and rappelling techniques. This adventure utilizes the natural rock cliffs on camp to develop and improve climbing skills. The top-rope climbs range from relatively easy to difficult and offer amazing mountain views from the top.

Thursday: Spend a day paddling and fishing in Lake Sudie. Learn and practice safe canoe, kayak, and fishing techniques! Non-swimmers welcome! Campers will learn paddling strokes, t-rescues, and more. Come prepared to get wet for this fun filled adventure!

Friday: The D2 Adventure Trip will split and face off as teams working together to overcome back country challenges such as knot tying, fire building, water crossing, and more. Teams will use skills learned and practiced throughout the week to complete the ultimate Adventure Race challenge. Return to main camp and rejoin the other Adventure groups to share stories and skits before participating in Friday’s theme dinner and closing campfire!

Saturday: Rock out at YCG’s weekly Pajama Jam and end your week with the closing ceremony.

7th, 8th, and 9th Grade

Sunday, Monday and Friday night are spent in adventure cabins. Each trip departs Tuesday morning and Tuesday-Thursday nights are spent camping out at various campgrounds throughout the trip.

Whitewater Rafting:

Raft, hike, and swim! Adventure trip to the Nantahala River and Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina!

(Campers need to be comfortable in water, but not necessarily expert swimmers.)

Sunday: Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Spend your first full day at camp, joining Base camp for waterfront parties, team building, chapel, and our cookout. Take advantage of this day spent bonding with your adventure group and preparing for your off-camp experience.

Tuesday-Friday: Travel to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City NC and spend a day on the Nantahala River rapids in single ducky’s with well-trained staff and lifeguards. Spend a second day on the water in a guided group raft on one of the 4 other white water rivers in WNC. Explore popular Pisgah Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway mountains, views, swimming holes, and waterfalls!

Friday: Return to camp and rejoin the other Adventure groups to share stories and skits before participating in theme dinner and closing campfire!

Saturday: Don’t miss YCG Pajama Jam and close out your week with the closing ceremony. 

Caving:

Cave, hike, and swim! Adventure trip to the Smoky Mountains and Lost Sea Cave in Tennessee!     

(Cave dirt WILL stain clothing, backpacks, shoes, etc. so pack accordingly)

Sunday:Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Spend your first full day at camp, joining Base camp for waterfront parties, team building, chapel, and our cookout. Take advantage of this day spent bonding with your adventure group and preparing for your off-camp experience.

Tuesday- Friday: Travel to the Lost Sea Cave in Sweetwater TN for a tour by a professional cave-guide, do some crawls, learn about the geology and history of the cave, take a boat tour on the underground lake, and spend the night in the cave! Explore some well-known peaks of the Cherokee and Smoky Mountains and swim in cold mountain streams and pristine waterfalls!

Friday: Return to camp and rejoin the other Adventure groups to share stories and skits before participating in theme dinner and closing campfire!

Saturday: Don’t miss YCG Pajama Jam and close out your week with the closing ceremony.

Lake Trip:

Canoe, hike, and swim! Adventure trip to Lake Jocassee and Table Rock State Park in South Carolina!

(Campers need to be comfortable in water, but not necessarily expert swimmers.)

Sunday: Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Spend your first full day at camp, joining Base camp for waterfront parties, teambuilding, chapel, and our cookout. Take advantage of this day spent bonding with your adventure group and preparing for your off-camp experience.

Tuesday-Friday: Travel to Devil’s Fork State Park to canoe on Lake Jocassee, and explore Table Rock State Park in SC. Paddle around the beautiful lake finding coves, waterfalls, swimming holes, and spend a couple of nights camped out on a primitive Island campground. Explore Table Rock State Park by enjoying the beautiful views and playing in Pinnacle Lake.

Friday: Return to camp and rejoin the other Adventure groups to share stories and skits before participating in theme dinner and closing campfire!

Saturday: Don’t miss YCG Pajama Jam and close out your week with the closing ceremony.

River Trip: NEW TRIP FOR 2019!

Canoe and swim! Adventure trip on the headwaters of the French Broad River through Transylvania and Henderson Counties of WNC.

(Campers need to be comfortable in water, but not necessarily expert swimmers.)

Sunday: Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Spend your first full day at camp, joining Base camp for waterfront parties, team building, chapel, and our cookout. Take advantage of this day spent bonding with your adventure group and preparing for your off-camp experience.

Tuesday-Friday: Pack up your trip, boats, and gear to put in at the Hap-Simpson River Park in Brevard North Carolina. Spend the next 3 days paddling the winding upper French Broad River and learning about its ecology. Find swimming holes, wildlife, and other adventures while bonding in your boat!

Saturday: Don’t miss YCG Pajama Jam and close out your week with the closing ceremony.

Bike and Climb:

Mt. bike, climb, hike, and swim! Adventure trip to DuPont State Recreational Forest, Gilbert’s Rock, and Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina!

(Must have experience and ability to ride a bike. Bikes are provided by camp. Personal mountain bikes are allowed but must be inspected and approved by Adventure Director on opening day.)

Sunday: Check in and meet your group. Get oriented and join everyone for Opening Campfire!

Monday: Spend your first full day at camp, joining Base camp for waterfront parties, team building, chapel, and our cookout. Take advantage of this day spent bonding with your adventure group and preparing for your off-camp experience. 

Tuesday-Friday: Test your climbing skills at camp’s outdoor climb site before traveling to Gilbert’s Rock in Hendersonville where you will hike into a secluded climbing site and practice safe climbing and rappelling techniques and enjoy views from the top of the mountain!  Explore DuPont State Recreational Forest on your mountain bike, learning and progressing your skills along the way! This adventure is designed for the camper who seeks adrenaline and thrill in a physical challenge!

Friday: Return to camp and rejoin the other Adventure groups to share stories and skits before participating in theme dinner and closing campfire!

Saturday: Don’t miss YCG Pajama Jam and close out your week with the closing ceremony.

10th, 11th, and 12th Grade

While at camp, campers will spend time at camp sleeping in cabins or onsite packout locations. During their offsite trip portion they will camp out at various campground locations along the trip.

Whitewater:

Whether you are a seasoned paddler or just an inquisitive water sport enthusiast, our Whitewater Adventure program will give you the appreciation and skills to make waves this summer! This week-long session is a progressive introduction to paddling sports. Campers are guided by experienced staff as they improve their skills from flat water canoeing and kayaking to a gentle river to exciting whitewater. Campers will have 3 separate raft experiences through the NOC which will take them from the Nantahala River, to the Pidgeon Forge, to the Chattooga to test the waters in both individual and group rafting with supervision from highly trained camp staff and professional guides. While experiencing some of Carolinas’ most beautiful places, campers will come away with hands-on skills and well-rounded perspectives on water safety. This program is sure to make a splash!

Monk’s:

The Monk’s Ultimate Adventure offers a buffet of fun for the adventurous camper who wants to travel! This trip builds a community of friends who embark on a two-week road trip under the supervision of our most experienced staff who are committed to providing a positive experience for campers. This adventure is full of exciting events as you make your way through beautiful areas of NC, SC, GA and TN. Have opportunities to hike mountains, swim in the ocean, tour lighthouses, ride ferries, explore museums, and more! You will camp along the way and make friends and memories that will last far beyond the duration of the trip!

**Despite the name of this trip, it is not limited to just campers who are “Monks Old Timers” but any camper who is D4 age***

Outback:

This two-week adventure program is designed to incorporate all the D3 adventure trips and the unique aspects of the Outback program into an impactful two-week session. Participants will stay in our Outback wilderness village and take trips to nearby areas to participate in the following activities: Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Canoeing the French Broad River, MT Biking, Solo Experiences, Wilderness Survival and Service Projects. Our well trained staff will use the two weeks to build community, and growing future outdoor leaders while teaching valuable skills and having a lot of fun along the way.

Caving: NEW TRIP FOR 2019!

Get ready to dive deep and explore the outdoors from an altered perspective. The D4 caving trip will take you to familiar places, like the Lost Sea Cave in Tennessee and through The Great Smoky National Park. Although, this time we take it to the extreme! This trip tops it all with a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in central Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the largest cave network in the world and it’s still being discovered! Take a wild cave tour and camp out at this World Heritage Site and come back with some of the best memories and experiences you’ll ever have.