Earth Expeditions (Ages 13 - 16)

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. Limited to 12 participants each expedition emphasizes small group community living, 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. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Rock & River July 4-10  
Paddles & Peaks July 11-17  
Survival Camp July 18-24

Note: Earth Expedition Multi-week Discount:  $575 when you enroll in an Earth Expedition and any other camp program, either another Earth Expedition or Traditional Camp.

Rock & River: 1 Week Session

July 4 – July 10, 2021

Experience a premier climbing destination, underground caving, and world-class whitewater all in one week! This fun-filled week begins in our Sunrise Village before packing up to camp and climb at Seneca Rocks.  After extensive time honing our climbing skills and rope handling on the rocks we head underground to 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!  Throughout the trip we are camping in tents and preparing many of our own meals.  This small group experience is a fantastic way to spend quality outdoor time.

Paddles & Peaks: 1 Week Session

July 11 – July 17, 2021

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.  

Survival Camp: 1 Week Session

July 18 – July 24, 2021
Learn wilderness survival skills!  Possessing skills to travel safely in the great outdoors has proven to be a fun and effective way to develop self-confidence and leadership skills —not to mention lasting friendships!  We spend time at camp and then hit the trail. Map and compass, fire building, shelter building, and more are woven into this wonderful adventure.  Toward the end of the week, we take a break from the shelter of the forest to enjoy a fun-filled day of rafting on the New River Gorge.

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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