Camp Kanuga Expeditions

Rock Climbing & Canoeing Pioneer 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

Rock Climbing & Canoeing Expedition Details

Master the exploration of rivers, waterfalls, and rock faces on the Rock Climbing & Canoeing Expedition. Pioneers on this Expedition learn the basics of boating in Camp Kanuga’s flat water lake before paddling down the French Broad River. Then move to mountain tops, rock climbing the rock faces in beautiful Pisgah National Forest. Finally, they’ll have fun exploring through a waterfall trek in the Green River Gorge. Camp Kanuga’s Adventure Outpost will serve as home-base for these Pioneers, bringing their adventures home to share with their Overnight camp family.

Ages
12-15
Duration
6 Days
Price
$895
Sessions
Jun 7-12
Jun 21-26
Jul 5-10
Jul 19-24

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
  • Mountain bike skills
  • Boat safety, care, and maintenance
  • Kayaking skills
  • Minimal impact “Leave-No-Trace” camping philosophy
  • Map and compass skills
  • Team work
  • 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 / Opening Ceremony

Monday Waterfall Trek

Tuesday

Mountain Bike DuPont Pump Track & Trails

Wednesday

Mountain Bike DuPont Forest Trails

Thursday

Kayaking Green River

Friday

Closing Ceremony / Check Out