Take a Road Trip!
Teen Adventure Trips are designed for those campers who want to explore more. They are where friends become best friends. Trips can feel refreshing like water from a class IV rapid hitting you in the face! Whether it is backpacking, paddling, caving, or climbing- there is a new adventure out there for your child to discover. Trip dates and descriptions are listed below.
Level II (12-14 year olds) Perfect for 12 year old Schooners or any camper thinking about trips!
Based locally in Western Pennsylvania/ Northeastern Ohio, this trip will consist of a few day trips with one or two nights spent away from Camp Fitch. Activities include river canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, climbing on real rock, rafting, and hiking with a GPS. While at Camp Fitch, campers will tent-camp every night!
June 14-20 (Week 2 of Camp)
July 12-18 (Week 6 of Camp)
Level III (13+) Perfect for Clippers – 12-year-old campers can register by permission of Adventure Program Coordinator.
Mountain Momma ($975)
This is the classic West Virginia trip that started all of this fun! Campers will be glamping at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia where they will experience two days of white water rafting, climbing and walking under the New River Bridge on a historical tour. Ziplining and playing in the lake at ACE will be evening programs.
Dates: June 21-27 (Week 3 of Camp)
Jersey Journey ($975)
Travel to the Northwest corner of New Jersey where we will take a two-day backpacking trip in the Delaware Water Gap. During that backpacking stretch we will stop for some rock climbing and swimming at Crater Lake! On the return back to Fitch we will stop in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern PA where we will white water raft and mountain bike.
Dates: June 21-27 (Week 4 of Camp)
Potomac Power ($975)
This mighty historic adventure will start out with backpacking in Southern Pennsylvania. After this we will venture to the Old Line State of Maryland where we will kayak the Antietam Creek that flows near the historic Civil War battle site. We will then end the trip by rafting or canoeing down the Shenandoah River in Northern Virginia. Both the Antietam Creek and Shenandoah River flow into the Potomac River along the Maryland/West Virginia border- which the trip is named after. Potential stops in Harpers Ferry, WV and Antietam Creek Battlefield may be part of evening programs.
Dates: July 5-11 (Week 5 of camp)
Level IV (14-17) Perfect for Older Clippers and Galleons
(Both 10 day trips can be coupled with a traditional camp experience to make a perfect 2-week session)
Sweet Carolina ($1,145)
Journey to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and do it all! This ten day action-packed trip is perfect for teenage thrill seekers. Phase one of the trip will start with some team building and rock climbing as we travel to two iconic state parks — Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain. Our next adventures will involve canoeing the NC section of the New River. Bald eagles and river otters await us! Our third phase will be about discovery as we go backpacking in the Pisgah and end with us visiting the famous sliding rock (bring your jean shorts!) We’ll round out our trip crawling through a cave in Tennessee and white water rafting in WV as we slowly make our way back to Fitch. Please note that travel will be involved almost each day.
Dates: July 18- 27 (Week 7 of Camp)
Explorers: Southwest Virginia ($1,145)
The explorer trip changes every year. This year the Explorer program will head to Southwest Virginia and visit the Grayson Highlands! This trip will test the adventure camper with a multi-day backpacking trip with a day of climbing thrown in. The rest of the trip will highlight some features from the Sweet Carolina Trip such as caving and white water rafting. We will also bike the famous Virginia Creeper Trail!
Dates: July 18- 27 (During the week of Family Camp)