Fun Outdoor Activities at Our Wilderness Camp for Kids

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Nothing can match the lessons learned, the breathtaking beauty, the challenges overcome, and the camaraderie felt during a camp trip into the mountains. If you are looking for a wilderness camp in the USA with a diverse, well-established outdoor adventure program staffed by experienced counselors and specialists and suited to all ages and abilities, Pok-O-MacCready is all that and more!

Summer Wilderness Camp in the Adirondacks

Abundant in natural beauty, the Adirondacks provide campers with access to more than 6 million acres of woodland, rocks, rivers, lakes and mountains to explore. Wilderness trips are sent out of camp nearly every day and vary in length from half-day to day-long, overnight, and multi-day excursions. There are trips of varying difficulty levels and every camper has the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities.

Hiking

Wilderness camps in the Adirondacks provide campers with access to one of the most dramatic mountain ranges in the country. In fact, many campers aim to climb all 46 high peaks with elevations above 4,000 feet to become “Adirondack 46ers”, but most start out on a group of small local mountains that offer picturesque summits, diverse forests and beautiful views of Lake Champlain.

Mountain Biking

Bring your own bike to wilderness camp or use one of ours from the Hard Rock Bike Shop. During both day trips and overnight trips, campers experience biking on lumber roads, racing to the bottom of Whiteface or Gore Mountain, and traversing the well-marked trail network at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Rock-Climbing

The Adirondacks offer some of the best rock climbing in the northeastern United States, but unlike other wilderness camps for kids, Pok-O-MacCready provides campers with access to a state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing center, as well. Under expert instruction, campers learn basic safety and skills at the “The Crux” indoor facility, and then on extended rock climbing trips into the Adirondacks.

Canoeing/Kayaking

With several dozen boats and two trailers, our wilderness camp for kids offers canoeing and kayaking trips to all corners of the Adirondacks. By navigating the Saranac Lake chain and other waters, and camping on remote islands, campers learn why these scenic and often relaxing trips are so popular.

Fishing

Several wilderness camps in the USA offer fishing, but for Northern Pike, Perch and Bass we recommend Long Pond in the Adirondacks. As a bonus, several beautiful campsites situated on the shores of the pond are owned by Pok-O-MacCready. If the demand warrants, extended fishing and fly-fishing excursions are sent to lakes and streams of the Adirondacks.

Sailing

Unlike other wilderness camps for kids, Pok-O-MacCready has access to the vast and windy waters of nearby Lake Champlain. Using well-equipped state campgrounds as bases, sailors learn skills on the more forgiving Long Pond, before taking out fleet of Lasers onto the lake to experience the joy and challenge of riding the wind.

Scenic Trips

These very popular trips are ideal for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Adirondack wilderness and spend a day wandering trails and exploring waterfalls without the extreme demand of climbing a mountain. We strongly encourage every camper to try at least one trip, and this is a wonderful option for a fun day spent in nature.

Sign Up For An Experience of a Lifetime at our Wilderness Camp for Kids!

On our wilderness trips, all campers and counselors share the responsibility of carrying gear, cooking, route finding, and campsite etiquette. Led by experienced counselors and staff members, and with an emphasis on safety and skills, campers are exposed to all aspects of wilderness living. All of our trip leaders go through extensive training during pre-camp, including Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications, orienteering skills, campsite selection and set-up, and outdoor cooking.

Interested in learning more about Pok-O-MacCready’s wilderness camp? Request a free DVD or contact us.

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

800.982.3538 (within the U.S.)
518.963.7656
[email protected]

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