2023 Camps are currently in the planning stages. You are welcome to enter the site for a look at last year’s offerings.

Young Explorers Hiking Camp

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About Our Hiking Camp

Grass-stained knees, wildflower crowns, and dusty trails seem a little distant in the chill of  February, but have no fear! Sun-drenched, nature-rich opportunities await. For five straight days, meet brave leaders Sam Brogna and Betty Neal in the cool hours of the morning to take a hike and explore. Each day is a new location, with new adventures waiting for you and your friends. There are two sessions of this camp, each with different hikes. You may sign up for one or both of them. Transportation will be provided from campus in the morning and back again in the afternoon by Waterford school bus. Note that this half-day camp is a little longer than most, returning to campus at about 1:00.

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00amArrival, check equipment, visit bathrooms
8:20Departure by bus
9:00Arrive at trailhead; begin hike
10:15Snack break
11:45Lunch on the trail
12:15pmBoard bus to head home
1:00pmDismissal from Waterford

Camp Details

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Northwest entrance from 9400 S, in the carpool lanes by the Lower School

Bring a refillable water bottle, a sack lunch, good tennis shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray (optional). Make sure you label everything!


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2022 Program Dates

Week 2 (June 20-24)
Week 5 (July 11-15)