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Adventure Ready

About the Camp

Location: Southwest Virginia Community College, Davis Hall Room 122
Date/Time: June 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2024
8:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $39.00 (Includes Camp T-shirt)

Adventure Ready is a four-day summer camp for youth (Age 9 to 13), focusing on the skills needed for outdoor recreation activities. The participant will receive instruction in basic outdoor skills, the use of map and compass, GPS units, career opportunities and educational requirements. Participants will learn aspects of safety, excursion preparation, basic skills needed for the activity participation, and career opportunities that exist related to natural resources in Southwest Virginia. The participant will illustrate the principles of Leave No Trace, the importance of 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. A field trip will be included as part of the camp experience.

For additional information, please contact us by:
Phone: 276-964-7277
Email: beit@sw.edu

Learn Basic Outdoor Skills

  • Using a Map, Compass, and GPS
  • Land Navigation with Compass and GPS
  • Geocaching with GPS
  • Principles of Leave No Trace
  • Trip Preparation and Planning
    (10 Essentials and Rule of 3)
  • Typing Knots and Knot Applications
    (Making a Survival Bracelet)
  • Fundamentals of Archery
  • Pitching a Tent and Constructing a Shelter
  • Water Purification and Fire Building
  • Wilderness Survival and Finding North

Camp Schedule

On-Campus

  • 8:00 Introduction and Welcome.
  • 8:15 to 9:30 Session 1
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Preparation, Planning, & Gear
    • 10 Essentials, Rule of 3
  • 9:45 to 12:00 Session 2
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Map & Compass, Parts & Navigation
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (Career Opportunities)
  • 1:00 – 3:55 Session 3
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Map & Compass Continued.
    • Finding North & Fire Building
  • 4:00 Dismiss for the Day.

On-Campus

  • 8:00 Getting Ready for the Day.
  • 8:15 to 9:30 Session 1
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Principles of Leave Not Trace
  • 9:45 to 12:00 Session 2
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • GPS, Land Navigation, and Geocaching.
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (Education Pathways)
  • 1:00 – 3:55 Session 3
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Water & Water Purification
    • Knots and Knot Applications
  • 4:00 Dismiss for the Day.

On-Campus

  • 8:00 Getting Ready for the Day.
  • 8:15 to 12:00 Session 1
    • Archery Fundamentals
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (Davis Hall Programs)
  • 1:00 – 3:55 Session 2
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Wilderness Survival
    • Pitching a Tent and Tarp Shelter
    • Making a Survival Bracelet
  • 4:00 Dismiss for the Day.

Field Trip

  • 8:00 Getting Ready for the Day.
  • 8:30 to 3:30 Lake Witten:
    • Kayaking, hiking, geocaching
    • Basic Outdoor Skills:
    • Kayaking and Paddling
    • Throwing a rope bag
  • 4:00 Award Certificate and Dismiss for the Day.

Adventure Ready Registration Form

Use the form below to register and pay online.

If you prefer, you may download the registration form and mail it in with a check.

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Davis Hall is temporarily closed for repairs. Day & night classes in Davis Hall are canceled on April 17 & 18.