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Teen Blue Ridge Hike (Ages 12-17)
Spend a week, under the stars, in the Appalachian mountains!
July 29 - August 4, 2018
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!
July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Rural Retreat , VA

Our Blue Ridge Hike is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the registration form completely (NOTE: your card will not be charged unless a spot opens for you). If a spot comes available, we will notify you. Thank you. 


Spend a week, under the stars, in the Appalachian mountains!

Here's your chance to experience a week 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 (ages 12-17) should experience a week-long hike at least once. On the hike, you 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.


Sleep under the stars, cook meals over a fire, and communicate with nature!
Additional Info and Schedule
July 29 - August 4, 2018
A.R.E. Camp
283 White Rock Furnace Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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