One-Week Caving Focused Residential Camp 

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, Monday

Challenge Course and Zip Line at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton VA


Campers will arrive 8:00 – 9:00 AM, settle into their bunks, and visit the camp store (open during check­in and check­out only). 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, including the Zip Line.


Day 2, Tuesday

Rock Climbing at Elizabeth’s Furnace, VA


Campers will challenge themselves to climb on a variety of naturally occurring routes of varying skill and difficulty levels.


Day 3, Wednesday

Outdoor Living Skills and Field Day, Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA


Campers will start the day by learning how to thrive in the wilderness with skills like shelter-building, plant identification, fire-building, map and compass work, and tracking animals. After a morning of outdoor living skills, campers will get to compete with their camp teams for points in Camp Olympics.


Day 4, Thursday

Caving at Glade Cave, Mount Solon, VA


Glade Cave offers a full day of exploring cave formations and features which will be capped off with one last campfire with new friends.

*Please see below pack list for specific caving day items. The cave is 52 degrees year round.



Day 5, Friday

River Tubing at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton VA


Campers will close out the week with a relaxing day of floating down the Bull Run River.  Pickup will be at 4:00­5:00 PM and don’t forget to visit the camp store before leaving! Our camp store is open during check­in and check­out only.

One-Week Caving Focused Residential Camp

$750 per session
  • Rising 6th-9th Graders
  • Challenge Course with Zip Line
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Environmental Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Caving: Whitings Neck and Glade Cave
  • River Tubing
  • Accommodations in a Bunkhouse Cabin
  • All Meals, Snacks, & S'mores


Are you ready to give your kids the summer of a lifetime?

pack list


  • Please ensure that all items are labeled with your camper’s name or initials to ensure everything goes home in the right suitcase!
  • Everyone loves getting mail! If you would like to leave letters for your campers with the Instructors at drop­off, we will ensure that they are delivered on the day written on the outside of the envelope.
  • Campers are encouraged to bring only essential items for the trip.
  • Campers should plan to arrive with ONE large duffel bag or backpack, one small day pack or backpack, and a small stuff sack containing a compact sleeping bag.


  • Day pack / Small backpack for day trips
  • Sleeping bag and/or sleeping bag liner (Campers will be sleeping on-site at Hemlock’s bunkhouses)
  • Pillow
  • Reusable water bottles (2)
  • Sunglasses
  • Croakies or other eyewear retainers for campers with glasses or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (at least 30 SPF)
  • Rain Gear (rain jacket or poncho)
  • Small headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Bug Spray
  • Towels (2)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shower items (shampoo, conditioner, body soap, washcloth, etc...)


  • Camera (Adventure Links is not liable if camera is lost or damaged).
  • Book or other non-­electronic, van-­friendly activities for commutes 
  • Journal/pen/pencils
  • Paper, pre-­addressed envelopes, and stamps to send letters home


  • Cell Phones
  • iPods
  • Electronics
  • Knives
  • Jewelry
  • Expensive Personal Belongings


  • Light hiking shoes or sneakers
  • Shower shoes (like flip flops or crocs)
  • Water shoes, old sneakers that can get wet, or fixed heel/fixed toe sandals (no strapless sandals, crocs, or flip­flops)
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt (2)
  • T­-Shirts (8)
  • Shorts (5)
  • Long pants (1)
  • Bathing suit
  • Underwear (8+)
  • Socks (8 Pairs)
  • Cap or brimmed hat


  • Warm layers (the cave is cold and campers will get DIRTY ­ old sweatshirts and jeans work well!)
  • Boots / sneakers (they will get WET & DIRTY!)
  • Kneepads (optional)
  • Trash bag, labeled with name, to store wet & dirty items

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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