Teen Camps

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Teen Packraft Camp: Grades 8- 12

If you like Hiking and want to try out the newest coolest twist on hiking and floating… this is your CAMP.  Packrafts allow you to hike  into unique places then float out a different route

LOTS of FUN!

Packrafts weigh around 7lbs and fit into a stuff sack the size of a backpack tent. Yet, they perform like a whitewater kayak…only FAR more STABLE.

Session I:……6/15-20 2014
Cost: $730
Who: Grades 8-12

Itinerary:

Sunday: Meet at the Kayak Center on Wasilla Lake to begin safety training. In the afternoon we will travel to Willow Ak, and spend time learning how to “drive” your packraft in moving current and learn how to read a rapid. Camp will be on the river. Campers will participate in making all meals.

Monday: Safety day: The day begins with learning what to do if you capsize in a rapid, practice throwing and recieving ropes in rapids, and learning how to paddle in class III rapids.

Tues: Off the the “Mystery River”. This is a great introduction to packrafting. We will hike about 2 hours on a easy trail to our sheer wall canyon put-in. We then float 7 miles down a fun class II river full of lots of sweepers. One needs to be on their toes and paying attention on this trip.

Wed: Down to Girdwood Ak. We will hike to the tram on the winner creek trail for a fun fast class II float into town.

Thur: We travel by train, boat, and foot today. We will ride the Alaska Railroad up over the Grandview glacier to the headwaters of Trail River. The train will stop; we make our way down to the river and begin a scenic float to Trail Lake. At trail lake our van will meet us and take us to camp.

Friday: We venture down the amazing Kenai Canyon today. This non motorized canyon is ideal for packrafts. The water is a enchanting emeral green, with big rolling wave trains. Most floaters in the canyon need to carry motors and motor 7 miles across Skilak Lake, we on the other hand will roll up our light weight packraft and hike 45 minutes out to the road. We will finish off with big pizza party in Girdwood and then meet parents in Anchorage in the early evening.

All Paddling gear included: drysuit, helmet, boat, PFD, paddle, gloves,

tents

food Sunday lunch to Friday dinner.

camper supplies: sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water shoes, personal clothing and personal hygiene

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Sea Kayak Camp: Teen 6 Day Ocean

Teen Sea Camp

 

Adventure Camp: Sea Kayak
Session I:        2013  6/02-07
Session II:       2013  7/07-13                $675 

Who: Grades 8-12.
Camp is limited to 10 students with two ACA instructors. 

This Six day camp introduces students to the challenge, excitement, and rewards of sea kayaking. Teens learn leadership, self confidence, survival skills, team work, wilderness camp skills, and of course solid sea kayaking skills. In addition to kayaking everyday, we hike to and old underground WW II observation gun site, and explore several beaches. 

Day 1: Shake down and skills training: Meet at the Kayak Center in Wasilla at 10 a m. We spend the day learning strokes, rescue skills, and how to pack your kayak. We camp at the Kayak Center’s Lake head quarters. 

Day 2: Off to the ocean! In route to our ocean departure port we will stop at a large mountain lake and have a second practice day to refine our paddle skills. 

Day 3: Early to rise…. we want to be on the ocean by 7 am to avoid the mid day winds. We will make it to our first wilderness camp by lunch. After establishing camp, we hike 45 minutes to the underground WW II gun-site. Teens just love this HUGE underground bunker with over 20 rooms. 

Day 4: Early to rise… we have a 2 mile crossing, and we want to avoid the wind again. After establishing camp, a 2 night base camp, we will do some hikes, learn about plants and geology, and always do some exploring in our kayaks. 

Day 5: We have light kayaks today, no camping gear. We will do some day exploring along the coastline. Fun easy day. 

Day 6: Packup and head back to our launch point. We will return to Anchorage by 6 p.m. 

What does your teen need? Sleeping bag and pad, personal camp gear, rain gear, water shoes, hiking shoes. You will be supplied with a gear list when you register. 

We provide: tents, food (Lunch day 1 to Lunch day 6), kayaks, paddles, dry suits, Life Jackets,