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Adventure Quest is a four-day (9am to 5pm) program featuring outdoor recreation activities for youth (ages 14 to 21) at Breaks Interstate Park. There will be an optional overnight Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Logocampout on Wednesday night with the camp concluding on Thursday at 5pm.  The camp will feature hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and climbing.  Participants will learn aspects of safety, excursion preparation, basic skills needed for the activity participation, and career opportunities that exist in Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Southwest Virginia.  The participant will illustrate the principles of Leave No Trace, the importance to protecting the environment, and demonstrate their application while participating in a variety of outdoor recreation activities. In summary, we will inspire responsible outdoor participation and build strong community involvement and support.  Participants will gain life experiences, knowledge, and skills to enjoy their own adventures leading to an active lifestyle and becoming ambassadors for the promotion of outdoor recreation.

Date/Time: June 11 to June 14, 2018, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Breaks Interstate Park

Cost: $89.00 (Includes Lunch, Water, Snacks, Use of kayak, bicycle and climbing gear, and use of safety equipment)

Registration Form

Day 1 - Basic Preparation, Leave No Trace and Mountain BikingDay 2 - KayakingDay 3 - Climbing & RappellingDay 4
9:00: Introduction and Welcome; Leave No Trace Awareness9:00: Getting ready for the day9:00: Getting ready for the day9:00: Getting ready for the day
9:15-10:15 Session 1: Basic Preparation, Gear, and Weather9:15-12:00 Session 1: Kayaking: Safety & Risk Management

Basic Kayaking Instruction and Equipment
9:15-12:00 Session 1: Climbing & Rappelling: Safety & Risk Management

Climbing & Rappelling: Basic Instruction and Equipment
9:15-12:00 Session 1:Group Decides Activity
10:15-12:00 Session 2: Mountain Biking: Safety & Risk Management

Basic Mountain Biking Instruction and Equipment
12:00-12:45: Lunch12:00-12:45: Lunch12:00-12:45: Lunch12:00-12:45: Lunch
12:45-1:45 Session 3: Water and Water Filtering/Purification & Fire Building12:45-1:45 Session 2: GPS & Geocaching12:45-1:45 Session 2: Career Opportunities and Benefits of Outdoor Recreation12:45-1:45 Session 2: Making Survival Bracelets
1:45-5:00 Session 4: Mountain Biking1:45-5:00 Session 3: Kayaking1:45-5:00 Session 3: Climbing & Rappelling1:45-5:00 Session 3: Group Decides Activity
5:15: Camp setup
6:00: Dinner
8:00: Campfire

Items you will need to bring with you:

  • Appropriate clothes for the activity each day
  • Hiking boots or shoes with good traction and fit well to be on trails (No sandals or open toe shoes)
  • Socks (To prevent blisters)
  • Long pants for hiking
  • Notebook and pen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Small backpack to carry items
  • Sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection (optional)
  • Bug spray and sun screen (optional)
  • Hat to protect yourself from the sun (optional)

For more information, contact the Business, Engineering, Industrial Technology and Workforce Solutions Division by
Phone: (276)964-7278 or Email: 

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