WCU outdoor adventure summer camp

From kayaking to rock climbing, elementary and middle school students can sample outdoor adventure through the Catamount Adventure Camps this summer.

Teaching young people new outdoor skills, as well as the value of teamwork and an appreciation of nature, are among the goals of the program. Each activity will involve small groups of eight to 10 students facing challenges and overcoming obstacles together in safe and encouraging settings.

Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee sponsors the camps and provides guides for the activities.

There are three camps depending on age. The camp for rising third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders is July 11-15. Rising sixth- and seventh-graders have camp July 25-29, and rising eighth- and ninth-graders Aug. 1-5. Each program lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cost is $225 per kid. 828.227.7397 or go to learn.wcu.edu and click on “Camps and Programs for Kids.”

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