Backpacking and canoeing are our staple wilderness activities. Cabins go on 4 overnight wilderness trips every summer that range from 1-4 days depending on how old the group is. Campers get to explore the mountains, rivers, lakes, and rocks of New England with their fellow cabin-mates, their counselor, and their trusty trip leader. Sometimes they’ll even get to go on trips with campers from different cabins. Trip leaders put each camper’s safety first while trying to make the excursion into the wilderness as fun and educational as possible. In addition to learning about healthy outdoor living and strengths such as responsibility, self-care, teamwork, camping skills, and leadership in wilderness settings, campers will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in our areas of focus as well as be exposed to navigation and route finding skills, fire building, cooking gourmet camping meals over a single-burner camping stove and an open fire, knot tying, appropriate gear needed to be comfortable in the wilderness for multiple days, and the group dynamics and teamwork required to live in the woods for extended periods of time in remote settings. We aspire to prepare young people to be safe in the outdoors while promoting the importance and the beauty of these natural spaces that they can enjoy during their lifetime.
Additionally we are preparing them for their adventures that they will embark on when they graduate from our in-camp programming. Click here to read about 2018’s Wilderness Program!
Here are some of our staple trips that our campers go on during their time at Cragged Mountain Farm! *Please note that we do not run every trip every summer.* Our goal is for campers to work their way through a program that is best suited to them, gradually going on more difficult wilderness trips as they get older with their campers in and out of their cabin, so that they can see as much of the region as possible through the lenses of backpacking and canoeing.
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