Emory & Henry College will be extending the popular outdoor experience enjoyed by E&H students to high school juniors and seniors, giving a greater number of young people the opportunity to bond with nature while working with others.
The Emory & Henry Summer Adventure Program encompasses four one-week adventures for students to choose from. Attend one ore more, covering Hiking & Backpacking, Rock Climbing & Bouldering, and White Water Rafting — only $750 per week! The camps run consecutively from June 7, 2016 through July 7, 2016. During that time, students will explore the wild and wonderful Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southeast, predominantly in the southwestern Virginia(SW VA) area. Ultimately, you will experience the freedom and wonder of the beautiful and ancient Appalachian Mountains — all while building backcountry expertise, self-confidence, and new friendships.
While undertaking these outdoor adventures, students will learn such skills as preparing a backpack, cooking outdoors, bouldering and navigating in the wild. Students also will maintain a journal and undertake other projects that encourage reflection on the experience.
This is a learning experience. But at the same time there is no doubt that this is great fun for the participants. Although these are vigorous adventure activities, they are greatly enjoyable and accessible to a wide range of skill levels.Jim Harrison Director of the E&H Outdoor Program and of the Summer Program
The E&H Summer Adventure Program will only accept up to twenty students per weekly camp. Our instructors are qualified back country leaders, but they are most importantly caring, fun people.
Our son came away from this journey definitely inspired and feeling like he had expanded his family unit—that was how much of an impression you all and the students made on Preston,” one parent said of the impact of the adventure on her son.Parent of a 2014 Summer Adventure Program Participant
Emory & Henry is nestled in an outdoor adventure paradise. The Appalachian and Iron Mountain trails, The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, The Jefferson and George Washington national forests and the New, Holston, and Clinch rivers are just a few of the adventure opportunities close by.