CLASSIC ADVENTURE

Adventure Day Camp for 3rd - 5th Graders

sample itinerary

Each Monday will include team building at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. The itinerary for Tuesday through Friday will vary each week. The itinerary below is an example only, and the order of the activities will vary. You will receive a detailed itinerary via email the week before your camp session.

Day 1

Challenge Course at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

Campers will get to know each other and begin learning to work as a team while participating in a series of interactive initiative games and challenge course elements.

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Day 2

Canoeing at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

Campers will enjoy a day of flat water canoeing on the Bull Run River

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Day 3

Caving at Indian’s Head Cave, Shepherdstown, WV

Campers will learn about cave ecology first hand as they explore the various tunnels and caverns of Indian’s Head Cave.

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Day 4

Outdoor Living Skills at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

Campers will learn about the local ecology, wildlife, and flora and fauna while also learning about wilderness skills such as natural shelter building, map and compass skills, and fire building. Activities vary on a daily basis depending on the group and various weather conditions.

Campers will experience the Flying Squirrel high ropes element.

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Day 5

Tree Climbing at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA

Campers will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of local ecology and then get up close and personal with some of our biggest trees on site.

Classic Adventure

$525 per week
  • Rising 3rd-5th Graders
  • Challenge Course with Flying Squirrel
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Caving
  • Outdoor Living Skills

Find the week and pick-up location that fits your schedule!

Classic Adventure Day Camp Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook

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pack list

To make sure campers come to Adventure Links prepared, we've generated pack lists for our Classic Adventure Day Camp. 

Please Note: You will receive an EXACT itinerary via e-mail once you've completed your pre-camp paperwork. This will explain what the activity is for each day and what to pack. Mondays of ALL camps will begin with our Team Development Course.

 

Daily Pack Items (Monday-Friday)

  • Daypack/Small backpack
  • Close toed shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots
  • No flip-flops, sandals, or crocs
  • Lunch
  • 32 oz. re-usable water bottle/Nalgene
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen (at least 30 SPF)
  • Rain Gear or Poncho
  • One pair of water shoes or old sneakers that can get wet, or fixed heel/closed toe sandals (no strapless sandals, crocs, or flip-flops)
  • Swimsuit

Specific Water Day Items (in addition to daily items)

  • One pair of water shoes or old sneakers that can get wet, or fixed heel/closed toe sandals (no strapless sandals, crocs, or flip-flops)
  • Swimsuit 

Optional Gear (to be left on the bus for the end of the day)

  • Towel
  • Dry Clothes

Specific Caving Day Items (in addition to daily items)

For Caving Day, the temperature in the cave is a constant 55 degrees all year long. We drive to Shepherdstown, WV and will stop at a nature preserve down the street from the cave, eat half of our lunch, use the restroom, and change into our caving clothes. The other half of their lunch will be eaten on the drive home. Our goal is to ensure that campers stay comfortable and warm within the cave, so please pack the following items.

 

  • Warm layers that can get DIRTY - old sweatshirts and jeans work well!
  • Boots / sneakers That can get WET & DIRTY!
  • Trash bag, labeled with name, to store wet & dirty items
  • Clean change of clothes for after caving
  • Kneepads (optional)

Lunch Considerations

  • Please pack lunch in a 1 gallon sized zip-lock bag
  • Ensure that the camper's name is written on the bag in permanent marker

Please Note: All camper lunches are stored in a large dry bag that instructors carry with them in a boat. For this reason, large cooler box and college bag lunches are not ideal for packing as there is not space for them in our dry bags.

Please Do NOT Bring

  • Cell Phones
  • iPods
  • Electronics
  • Knives
  • Jewelry
  • Expensive Personal Belongings
Adventure Links Summer Camp at Hemlock Overlook

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frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Email your question summer@adventurelinks.net and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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