Camp Kanuga Expeditions

Trailblazer Expedition


Trailblazer Expedition

Experience the return of Camp Kanuga’s historic adventure program, Trailblazers! This grand, wild adventure will have you participating in Class III/IV whitewater, spelunking in massive underground caves, zipping through the trees, and a four-night Appalachian Trail backpacking trip. This jam-packed adventurous expedition will have you thirsty for so much more! Be a part of the legacy of Trailblazers this summer.

Rising Grades
10, 11, 12
13 Days

Explorers: July 14-26, 2024

The Great Takeaways

What You’ll Gain

  • Personal growth
  • Adventure
  • Developing responsibility
  • A safe introduction into adventure travel experiences
  • New friends
  • Old friendships deepened
  • Great photo opportunities

What They Learned

  • Climbing gear safety, care, and maintenance
  • Climbing skills
  • Whitewater skills
  • Multi-Day Backpacking 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
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, skill development
Monday Low Elements Course, Training
and Camp Activities

Zip Line Canopy Tours

Zip line Adventure Park

AT Hike

AT Hike
Saturday AT Hike
Sunday AT Hike
Monday AT Hike
Tuesday Rafting the Nolichucky River Gorge
Wednesday Spelunking in Worley’s Cave
Thursday Camp Activities
Friday Camp Activities and Closing Celebration