Earth Expeditions (Ages 13 - 17)

Craving even more adventures beyond our Traditional Camp program? Earth Expeditions are specially crafted weeks full of fun and a variety of out-of-camp trips exploring the Allegheny Highlands. Each expedition is based out of our Sunrise Village and emphasizes small group community living in platform tents, leave no trace outdoor ethics, and exciting experiences in spectacular settings. Also built into the camper‘s daily schedule is time for taking in the scenery, recreational swimming, writing letters home, and relaxing around evening campfires. We offer one-week coed or girls-only expeditions and a two-week Leadership Camp. Each expedition includes all activities such as an overnight canyon canoe trip, a whitewater rafting adventure, and much more. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Paddles and Peaks: 1 Week Session

July 5 – July 11, 2020

Experience West Virginia‘s highest peak, underground caving, and world-class whitewater all in one week! This fun-filled week begins in our Sunrise Village before packing up to hike and camp at Spruce Knob, practice campsite management and navigational skills in the backcountry, and explore the depths of a wild cave. A trip to the New River Gorge for whitewater rafting is a highlight of the week and makes for great stories around the campfire!

You Go, Girl: 1 Week Session

July 19 – July 25, 2020

All-girls‘ adventure expeditions have proven to be fun and effective ways to develop self-confidence and leadership skills —not to mention lasting friendships! This week provides all of the adventures of Paddles and Peaks as a special opportunity for girls only. You go, girl!

Rock and River: 1 Week Session

July 12 – July 18, 2020

This action-packed week begins in our Sunrise Village and journeys out to explore some of the most scenic areas of the Appalachian Mountains. This week includes an overnight canyon canoe trip, camping and climbing at world-famous Seneca Rocks, wild caving deep under the mountains, and your choice of a Zip Line Canopy Tour or Via Ferrata climbing experience to top off your adventures.

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

A Typical Day at Camp

When building Camp Hidden Meadows’ daily program, we chose a schedule that balances both structure and freedom. We have ample time to play as well as to build skills, and our goal is to offer activities intended to spark the creative spirit. Morning workshops allow in depth exploration and skill building through participation in the same activity each day. Afternoons include a wide variety of activities and an opportunity to try something new for one period. Afternoons are also when our Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures happen! Small class sizes and our desire to offer some of the familiar along with the spectacular continue to make our program unique and memorable.

Sequoia Activities

Camp Hidden Meadows offers a wide variety of instruction and activities.Children experience these activities in an environment which fosters personal growth, individual responsibility, and active participation in the camp community.

Aquatics

  • Canoeing
  • Dam Building
  • Kayaking
  • Polar Bear Plunge!
  • Pool Party
  • Recreational Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Swim Instruction
  • Waterslide
  • White Water Rafting

Sports and Fitness

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Gaga Ball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Creative Arts

  • Arts & Crafts
  • CHM Radio Station
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • GoPro Video & Editing
  • Guitar and Singing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Leather Crafts
  • Model Rocketry
  • Pottery
  • Sketching and Painting
  • Tie-Dye
  • Woodworking

Science Exploration

  • Ecology Hikes
  • Stream Hikes
  • Stream Studies

Outdoor Adventure

  • 1000-Foot Zip Line
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Bike Skills Course
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Outdoor Climbing Tower
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tree Climbing
  • Woodland Zip Line

Nature and Animals

  • Care of Farm Animals
  • Farm to Table Cooking
  • Horse Care Classes
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Crafts
  • Organic Gardening

Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures

  • Cooking Extravaganza
  • Climbing Combo
  • Green Bank Observatory: Astronomy Science Center
  • Greenbrier River Rail Trail Bike Trip
  • Lake Buffalo
  • Mountain Boarding Mega-Afternoon
  • Rock Climbing at Seneca Rocks
  • Steam Train Excursion! (New)
  • Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
  • White Water Rafting Trip
  • Zip Line Canopy Tour

Optional Program Enrichments

  • Equestrian Camp
  • Fly Fishing Clinic
  • Horse Riding Lessons

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