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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.