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High Adventure Camp

 High Adventure

 For campers entering grades 9-12
HAC Level 1: TBA
HAC Level 2: TBA
 

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High Adventure Camp Level 1: Entering grades 9-12

High Adventure Camp Level 2: Entering grades 10-12 *with prior HAC experience

High Adventure Camp is a seven day, six night overnight backpacking trip for adventurous campers seeking to explore the natural world in a wilderness setting. Campers will spend the first day and night at Arlington Echo, learning all skills necessary for backcountry camping. Then we’ll board a bus and head to the trailhead to start our adventure in the wilderness! We’ll climb mountains, explore valleys, sleep under the stars, and splash through streams while making friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

Note on the difference between sessions:  

Level 1 is perfect for anyone! Campers with no camping or hiking experience and returning High Adventure Campers are welcome.

Level 2 offers a more intensive backcountry experience for campers who have completed at least one previous week of High Adventure Camp.

Space is extremely limited so sign up today!

Who Can Participate

All outdoor education camps are open to any student who has an interest in the environment, adventure, and personal growth.

Hiking to a remote campsite is an incredibly rewarding experience, but not without its challenges. While our staff designs the trip with campers of all ability levels in mind, backpacking is inherently a physically strenuous activity. Campers will be required to carry a 15-25 lb. backpack and hike rugged terrain for up to 5 miles daily (higher mileage for Level 2). If you have any questions about whether High Adventure Camp is right for your camper, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact information below.

Staff

Ted Hall, Arlington Echo Teacher Specialist, and Eóin O’Neill, Arlington Echo Outdoor Educator, will direct the camp with the assistance of other full-time Arlington Echo staff.  Staff have extensive outdoor experience and training in Wilderness First Aid. For more information, please contact Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center at 410-222-3822 or email Eóin at eoneill@aacps.org.

Cost

The $700 fee includes meals, transportation, accommodations, activities and instructional materials. A deposit must be included with the application. The balance is due upon acceptance to the camp. 

Payment/Refund Policy:
Full payment is due 30 days prior to start of camp. If full payment is not received by this time, your child’s reservation will not be held. After this date, we cannot guarantee that space will be available when your payment is received. If a cancellation is made before the 30 day time period, a 100% refund will be issued (with a $10 processing fee). If a cancellation is made any time between 30-15 days prior to the start of camp, a 50% refund will be issued (with a $10 processing fee). No refunds will be issued 14 days or less prior to the start of camp. Additionally, there shall be no partial refund granted for any camper’s late arrival, early withdrawal, non-arrival or dismissal for cause. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Application Procedures

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 IS NOT OPEN YET! 
1. Submit a paper application via mail, register by phone (call Arlington Echo at 410-222-3822), or REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
2. A $350 deposit must be paid at the time of registration. Pay online, or make check payable to Anne Arundel County Public Schools
3. The balance of the fee ($350) will be due 30 days prior to the start of camp 
4. To download and print a scholarship application form, click here 

 

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For more information call Arlington Echo at 410-222-3822

 

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