Annual New Year's Eve Party!

Celebrate 2015 at our 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Wine & Dine!  Combining gourmet dining, fine wine and a festive atmosphere, this event is not to be missed!  All entertainment for the evening is included, as well as accommodations for the evening and breakfast in the morning!  Ring in the New Year with us and let us worry about the details!

 
 

A day in the life of Outdoor Discovery

Outdoor Discovery, the summer trip designed for our youngest adventurers, is a seven day trip full of exposure to life in the outdoors.  Participants set up camp on our base camp at their very own site called Dancing Pines. Each day they venture out to canoe, rock climb, hike, and learn about the wild world around them.  Part way through the week, they break down camp and leave to explore the National Forest in an overnight adventure at Roaring Run near Oriskany, VA.  They then head on to Island Ford cave to see the world from the depths of a solutional cave set in the Appalachian Mountains.

The last Outdoor Discovery session this summer was lead by Amy and Andrew.  Amy, a joyful adventurer, photographer, and our hospitality manager, took photos and shares with us the caving day on her trip with Outdoor Discovery!

Thursday, August 21 - Upper site, Roaring Run

7:00 AM-  Wake up time :)  We have all five girls in one tent this morning!  They decided to share so they could comfort each other with the new sounds of the forest at night.  The girls wake up reluctant to come out of their tent because "there is a huge spider outside!"  Amy to the rescue!  Everyone is OK! :)

Alright everyone, it's time to get packed and head to breakfast!

Everything we need all packed up in our backpacks!

Everything we need all packed up in our backpacks!

8:30 AM- Everyone's finally ready for breakfast.  Oatmeal, yum!

Eating our oatmeal early at Roaring Run!

Eating our oatmeal early at Roaring Run!

9:15 AM- Everyone on the bus & ready for caving !! :)

Our group and all our gear packed onto Bus 3!

Our group and all our gear packed onto Bus 3!

10:00 AMAt the cave, everyone is so excited!

At the entrance to Island Ford Cave

At the entrance to Island Ford Cave

12:45 PM- Out of the cave, time for lunch.  PB &J, yummy!  Caitlin's mom sent everyone snacks!  Rice Crispy treats, YAY!  Back on the bus and headed back to B.C. (base camp)

Lunch with everyone and leader Andrew in the meal circle at the Island Ford Boat Landing.

Lunch with everyone and leader Andrew in the meal circle at the Island Ford Boat Landing.

3:30 PM- Back at camp, time to wake everyone up and unload the bus!

Kids being silly, getting ready to get off the bus!

Kids being silly, getting ready to get off the bus!

5:30 PM- Skit practice done, time for dinner.  After four days of Mountain House dehydrated dinners, we let them enjoy their Ramen noodles in the outdoors!  Everyone is very excited.

Eating in the Outdoor Discovery Pavilion right next to the campsite!

Eating in the Outdoor Discovery Pavilion right next to the campsite!

Crazy creeks are great in the outdoors!

Crazy creeks are great in the outdoors!

7:45 PM- Time for campfire, silly stories and Brownies!! :)

9:15 PM- Time for bed, "Goodnight everyone!!" :) Big day tomorrow- WAlympics,Zip Lining, Shower, Spaghetti Dinner, and Campfire!

10:05 PM- Everyone is sound asleep :)  What a great day!

 

To find out more about Outdoor Discovery, click here.