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.
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.
14-15 year-old campers take the "next step" and face added challenges as they participate on the low and high ropes course, rock climb outside, and enjoy waterfront activities. Each group connects through at least one overnight campout. Everyone will enjoy exciting new adventures as well as camper favorites.
Spend 9 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 how you’ll apply what you’ve learned.
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.
What is it about?
La Vida provides adventure experiences in a safe environment that allows youth to expand their horizons in healthy and encouraging ways. La Vida Adventure Camp strives to help campers build character, form a positive self-identity, and make a commitment to serve and care for others. Adventure Camp uses adventure activities, small groups, experiential learning, fun games, personal discovery, team-building, and a high staff-camper ratio to foster this learning and growth. The program is a day camp with a Christian perspective based at Gordon College.
Why does it matter?
At Adventure Camp we believe character matters, that every person should feel valued and have a positive self-identity, and people of all ages can learn about caring for others. Through exciting and challenging activities and discussions, 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.