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    Farm & Wilderness Camps: Saltash Mountain

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Six Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Hiking, LGBTQ
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Overview

    Saltash Mountain is a small wilderness camp where teens and campers explore backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing or service trips. Campers learn to accept each other, celebrate themselves, and work cooperatively. Living together in open-sided cabins, they play guitar and piano. Carpentry, creative writing, gardening and other activities round out the summer.

    While building confidence in backcountry skills, teens and tweens progress from 3-day to 6-day trips in each session. Campers learn knot tying, knife and ax safety, and other outdoor living skills like how to pack food, maintain gear, plan routes, and read a compass and map. Creative activities include puppetry, props, skits, art projects, songs, and musical jam sessions. Campers also enjoy waterfront activities and work projects like trail clearing and community service.

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