The 10–13 year-old program is an exciting, full week of team-building and adventure activities at Gordon College. Campers learn important character lessons while being active and having fun. The following are just a few of the comments parents have written in the past:
“The La Vida program has been a positive, energetic, fun-filled camp that all of my children have loved.”
“My son says it was ‘awesome’ and you couldn't do anything better. Thanks for an enjoyable week that he'll remember for a long time. This experience really boosted my son's self-confidence. He loved the challenges and, as a parent, I appreciate the safe environment.”
“She displays lessons learned throughout the school year, teachers have commented on positive attributes, and I'm sure La Vida has had a part in this!”
Price per week: $475
Canoeing and Kayaking
There is something wonderful about being on the water, especially on a warm summer day. At La Vida Adventure Camp, campers are at the waterfront several times during the week. They learn basic canoeing and kayaking skills while working together and playing fun water games.
High Ropes Course
Under the supervision of trained belay staff, campers are encouraged to "step outside their comfort zone" and challenge themselves on the high ropes course. The ropes course consists of numerous elements that provide a range of challenges from our 15-foot "Spider's Web" and "Indiana Jones Bridge" to fun 2-person elements like our 50-foot Vertical Playpen. All campers are an essential part of the support system on the ground, encouraging one another and helping the belay staff.
Have you ever had the thrill of climbing up a 26-foot wall? Or been surprised at how you could boulder across a wall while playing "Release the Hounds?" At the La Vida Rock Gym, campers can climb up several rock faces, participate in bouldering games, and encourage each other on the wall.
Mountain biking provides a wonderful chance to have adventures in the woods, splash through muddy puddles, and observe nature on the several hundred acres of wooded trails adjacent to Gordon College's campus. Campers start with beginner trails and are guided by an experienced mountain bike specialist. Everyone is given the opportunity to try intermediate trails or to continue riding on beginner trails.
La Vida Adventure Camp is a place to meet new friends and learn teamwork. Each camper is placed in a small group of 10–13 kids along with 2 caring counselors and a counselor in training. Working together, encouraging, listening, caring, and serving each other are all important parts of the Adventure Camp experience.
Each camper is placed in a small group with trained counselors. In addition, activity specialists lead our adventure activities. Staff are past and present Gordon College students along with other carefully selected, caring adults. Counselors in training are high school students that show maturity and a desire to invest in younger campers.
Adventure Camp's primary concern is seeing to each camper's physical, emotional, and social needs. For that reason, we limit our camper/staff ratio to 5:1 or lower.