Camp Kanuga Expeditions

Appalachian Expedition

Group of teens climbing a rock wall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Two female campers carrying a canoe on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Boys in bathing suits standing in river by waterfall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Young male climber reaching for hold on a rock wall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Campers sitting on a mountain, looking out at the sunset

Overview

Appalachian Expedition

Master the exploration of rivers, mountains, and sky on the Appalachian Expedition. Campers on this trip will kayak Appalachian rivers, gain rock climbing experience, and zip through the trees at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). Explorers will venture to the NOC for paddling, climbing, zipping, and community building as they spend a week adventuring through the Appalachians.

Rising Grades
7-12
Duration
6 Days
Price
$1250

Explorers: June 19 – 24, 2022

Pioneers: July 3-8, 2022

The Great Takeaways

What You’ll Gain

  • Personal growth
  • Adventure
  • Developing responsibility
  • A safe introduction into adventure travel experiences
  • Entry level adventure accessible for any youth (no backpacking)
  • New friends
  • Old friendships deepened
  • Great photo opportunities
Young male climber on the rock tower on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Two young male climbers on an outdoor rock wall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Staff leading a safety course on canoeing on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Group of teen climbers standing by rock wall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition

What They Learned

  • Climbing gear safety, care, and maintenance
  • Climbing skills
  • Whitewater skills
  • Minimal impact “Leave-No-Trace” camping philosophy
  • Map and compass skills
  • Teamwork
  • Cooking on a camp stove or over an open fire
  • Outdoor living skills
  • Learning adaptability
Two young female climbers talking on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Welcome Home sign at Camp Kanuga
Staff belaying a climber on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Boy climbing a rock wall on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition
Staff and campers swimming by canoes on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer Expedition

Sample Schedule

*Schedules subject to change
Sunday Check-In, Team Building, Low Elements Course,
skill development
Monday Rock climbing
Tuesday

Flat Water Paddle,
Standup Paddle Boards and Kayaks
Wednesday

Zip line Adventure Park
Thursday

Ducky Trip (Inflatable Kayak) on
the Nantahala River

Friday

Camp Activities and Closing Celebration