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Teen Appalachian Trail Hike (Ages 12-17)
Spend a week, under the stars, in the Appalachian mountains!
July 27 - August 3, 2019
Teens will remember this hike for the rest of their lives! Sleeping under the stars, cooking meals over a fire, and communing with nature--with adult hike leaders!
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July 27, 2019 - August 3, 2019
Rural Retreat , VA

 

A.R.E. Camp offers the chance to experience a week spent entirely in nature—sleeping out under the stars, cooking meals over the fire, and seeing an abundance of Appalachian Mountain plant and animal life.

Every teenager should experience a week-long hike at least once. Hikers will incorporate the ideal of living close to nature with the opportunity to challenge perceived limitations in a close-knit and supportive group.

Each hike is individually tailored to meet the needs and experience level of the participants, and is guided by staff experienced in wilderness outings*. Campers will have the chance to learn wilderness skills, meet both physical and mental challenges, and explore the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

*Attendance at Kids Camp is a pre-requisite for the Teen Blue Ridge Hike as campers will participate in planning and team-building activities with their hike leaders and fellow hikers during the session.

 

Tuition 

Member: $600/wk

Non-Member: $660/wk

The earlier you register, the more you save! 
Earliest Bird Discount!: Save $50 per camper, per session if you register by December 31, 2018.
Early Bird Discount: Register between January 1 - April 15, 2019 and save $25 per camper, per session! 

 

 

Every teenager should experience a week-long hike at least once! Be in nature, sleep under the stars, cook meals over the fire, and explore the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.
Additional Info and Schedule
Date:
July 27 - August 3, 2019
Venue:
A.R.E. Camp
283 White Rock Furnace Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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Contact:
A.R.E. Camp Registrar
800-333-4499
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