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Wilderness Adventure

Adventure Camp • Retreats • Events


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Building Confidence, Leadership, & Teamwork since 1990.



No experience necessary.  Participants aged 8-17 have been completing fun and challenging backpacking adventures with WA since 1990. We provide all the equipment and instruction and the results are unforgettable.

Day Trips & Overnights designed for your group

Schools, Corporations, Churches, Scouts, and more have made WA a tradition for over 25 years.  Choose from our Lodging, Dining, and Activity options and we'll host a unique program just for you!


See our calendar of public events, or let us host your private event!  With lodging onsite, a kitchen with a can-do attitude, a cheerful event coordinator and event staff -- events at WA are an easy way to create amazing memories.


Adventure Camp

7, 14, & 21-Day Expeditions

Ages 8-17,

No Experience Necessary

Small Groups,

Experienced Guides,

ALL Equipment Provided.


"...And mom, you were right. The friends I made were so different. We really bonded.” - From "The Hug that Said Hello" written by one very #WAsome Mom.

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Custom Retreats

Groups make Wilderness Adventure a yearly tradition because...

  • our staff are friendly, helpful, & knowledgeable;

  • our lodges are cozy and thoughtfully cared-for;

  • and we make great food!  

From Day Trips with your Corporate Leadership team to week-long Class Backpacking Trips, our Group Program Coordinators will work with you to build a retreat that meets your unique interests and budgets.  The price quotes are free, what are you waiting for?


Families considering Wilderness Adventure for their children,

Please join us at our Parents Camp-out to meet other parents, directors, and trip leaders as we dine on a classic WA trail dinner and roast marshmallows under the stars.  Parent's Camp-out Details can be found here. 

Date: April 27th (Before Family Fun Day!) 

Cost: $20 each, Registered Campers and children 7 & under are FREE. 

Family Fun Day

Get to know Wilderness Adventure at our annual no-reservations-necessary, open-to-all, Family Fun Day.  

April 28th 10am to 5pm at Wilderness Adventure!

activities available: 

  • hiking on the 500 acre property

  • 900' Zip Line

  • Climbing Wall

  • Canoeing and Paddle-boarding on the Pond

  • Volleyball, horse shoes, corn hole, disc golf & more!

Kids Play free!  Parents & Kids 18+ most activities are free, the only exception is just $5 to ride the zip line and climb the climbing wall.   Read more about Family Fun Day here. 



Music & Adventure Festival 


Good Music, Good Vibes, for a Good Cause.

Great local music from Bluegrass to Jam Bands, Alt Country to Rock- WA FEST brings together the music, the food, the spirit, and the adventure for a mid-September week-end of straight-up fun!

Get your Mystery Tickets Today!


Work for us!

Currently seeking leaders to start mid-April. 

WA has been one of Outside Magazine's Best Companies to Work For 7 times since 2010, and was nominated Best Company to Work for in the Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2016.  It's the home of the WA Family - a group of hundreds of leaders who've found inspiration, a sense of responsibility, life long friendships, spouses, and the most excellent sense of fun you can imagine during their seasons here.  

We work hard, play hard, and love our jobs!