POWELL, Wyo. - Area youth are invited to spend part of July and August outdoors in Northwest College’s Outdoor Adventure Camps.
NWC students majoring in Outdoor Recreation designed the camps in conjunction with Assistant Professor of Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education Keith McCallister and the Powell Recreation District, according to student Kym Casner, a sophomore from Sonora, Calif. Creating and offering the camps is part of Casner’s practicum this summer.
Camp instructors are Red Cross certified in wilderness first aid, and an instructor certified by the Professional Climbing Instructors' Association will lead rock climbing.
“Campers will be safe, they will have fun, and they will learn,” Casner said.
Offerings are divided into three individual camps.
The Outdoor Adventure Day Camp, July 15-19, is designed to give youth ages 11-16 the chance to experience many outdoor activities offered in northwest Wyoming. Participants will first get to know each other on NWC’s challenge course. Then they’ll move to rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking and caving. All equipment will be provided by the college. Cost of the camp is $165.
An Aug. 5-9 Rock Camp has offerings for both beginners and experienced climbers, ages 12-16. Campers will be exposed to climbing safety, geology of rock climbing areas, proper belay techniques, climbing knots and basic to advanced rock climbing movements. Registration for the Rock Camps is $165.
Finally, participants aged 12-16 can experience a Wilderness Adventure Overnight Camp Aug. 12-16. Low-impact travel, wilderness survival techniques and camp stove use will be covered, as well as campsite selection, tent construction, map and compass use and leave-no-trace-principles. This camp’s cost, including all food, is $250.
A 50 percent deposit is due at the time of registration. Full refunds are provided up to two weeks before each camp begins.
To register, email or call the Powell Recreation District at 307-754-5711. The district’s office at Homesteader Park is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.