Boats and Boots

Ages: 12–14

Last year we debuted “Boats and Boots” – the revamped version of Rock ‘n River!  This year we will explore different places than last year, making the program a different experience for anyone returning for their second year!  Come experience caving, high ropes, boats, orienteering, hiking, and swimming at Whipple Dam.  On Friday evening put your newly acquired wilderness survival skills to use on an overnight campout!  Families are invited and encouraged to attend the camp-wide campfire at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and stay overnight around the main building.  Campers will have a seperate sleepout along a trail nearby, and will then will return for the pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  (Families need to bring all of their own equipment if camping out.) 

Four-Day Camp Sessions

Cost:
$400 for nonmembers (save 15% with membership)

Times:
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Families: Friday 5:45 p.m.–Saturday 8:00 a.m.; optional program (see below); includes breakfast Saturday

Dates (Choose one):
June 19–20, 2020
July 14–18, 2020

Register for Camp

Do you remember your username and password from 2019? You’ll need to login to your membership to register for camp. Send a password reset to your email or see our camp FAQ for more details.

Five-Day Camp Sessions

Cost:
$450 for nonmembers (save 15% with membership)

Times:
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Families: Friday 5:45 p.m.–Saturday 8:00 a.m.; optional program (see below); includes breakfast Saturday

Dates (Choose one):
June 22–27, 2020
June 29–July 4, 2020

Register for Camp

Do you remember your username and password from 2019? You’ll need to login to your membership to register for camp. Send a password reset to your email or see our camp FAQ for more details.

What do I need to wear and bring each day?

Boats and Boots campers will need to wear outdoor clothes that may get dirty and closed-toe shoes each day. You should also bring a small backpack for carrying the following things: a zero-waste, nut-free lunch, a full water bottle, a raincoat or poncho, a hat, and sunscreen.

Monday: Bring a full change of clothes and a garbage bag.

Tuesday: Pack extra snacks as we will be hiking all day.

Wednesday: Wear clothes that allow for movement, as we will be on an Alpine Tower, then hiking.

Thursday: Campers  need to wear clothes that can get super-crazy muddy (please avoid cotton if possible) overtop their swimsuits and bring another full set of clothes, a thick trash bag, towel, pair of work or gardening gloves, and either another set of shoes for after the cave or pair of muck boots to be worn into the cave; shoes worn into the cave need to have good traction.

Friday: Campers need to wear their swimsuits under their clothes and bring a towel, sunscreen, and clothes to change into after swimming. If they are staying for the optional overnight activities, they need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, and any other specific overnight items that pertain to that individual.