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Adventure Camp

La Vida provides adventure experiences in a safe environment that allows youth to expand their horizons in healthy and encouraging ways. The mission of La Vida Adventure Camp is to build character, a positive self-identity, and a commitment to serve and care for others. Adventure Camp uses small groups, experiential learning, personal discovery, team-building, adventure activities, and a high staff-camper ratio to foster this learning and growth. The program is a day camp with a Christian perspective and is based at Gordon College.

What does it look like?

Learn more about the 10–13-year-old program

The 10-13 year-old program is an exciting and full week of team-building and adventure activities at Gordon College. Campers learn important character lessons while being active and having fun. They will participate in activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and challenge course elements.

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Learn more about the 14–15-year-old program

The 14-15 year-old campers take the "next step" and learn how to belay, participate on the low and high ropes course, rock climb outside, and engage in waterfront activities. On Thursday evening, they end the week with an overnight campout. Everyone will enjoy participating in exciting new adventures as well as camper favorites.

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Learn more about the ALP program

Spend 10 days backpacking or canoeing with other students through the Adirondack Park (NY). Along the way, you’ll learn outdoor camping skills, discover your strengths, develop your faith and build a foundation for leadership. Your sherpas will guide you through a leadership journal to consider about how you’ll apply what you’ve learned.

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Learn more about the CIT program

The Counselor in Training program is an incredible opportunity for high school students ages 16–18 to gain leadership experience, volunteer in an adventure setting, and invest in middle school students. CITs act as a positive role model for campers, assist with games and activities, and build relationships within their small groups.

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Who is it for?

Adventure Camp is for any individual age 10 to 18 interested in being active, having fun, and connecting with others while learning important character lessons.

Why does it matter?

At Adventure Camp we believe in the importance of building character, a positive self-identity, and a commitment to serve and care for others. Campers are encouraged to commit to care and serve others not only at camp but with their families, friends, schools, and communities after Adventure Camp.