Wilderness & Adventure
Ropes courses, hiking, and scavenger hunts, oh my! Get ready to explore the great outdoors through a combination of wilderness adventures, orienteering, and team-building games that instill confidence, friendship, and a love for the outdoors. Campers learn the fundamentals of hiking using trail maps, compasses, and natural boundaries as guides. Outdoor fun may include scavenger hunts, wilderness capture the flag, climbing, and ropes courses. Campers also get a chance to cool down through various water adventures like canoeing or swimming at a lake. The camp session ends with a visit to Sandy Spring Adventure Park, the largest aerial forest adventure park in North America, where campers experience zip lines, climbing, and a variety of obstacles.
Director: Dana Bleiberg is one of the top female rock climbers in the country. She has multiple athletic sponsorships and travels all over the United States to compete and to climb outdoors. She has taught rock climbing and outdoor education for Earth Treks Climbing Centers, SportRock and Calleva. She holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Assistant Director: For over a decade, Mark Bowen has been an avid rock climber and certified climbing instructor. He has climbed in most parts of the United states and Canada. In addition to rock climbing, Mark has a wide range of interests and passions such as teaching for Earthtreks, consulting for VR films, and conducting private music lessons in Montgomery county.