Day Camp


Campers hiking up rocks

These overnights are a great combination of hiking and camping. Staged in nearby Harriman State Park, unless otherwise noted, these trips allow campers to travel through natural areas, experiencing the woods in a conscious and tangible way.

Campers learn how to pack and wear a backpack, how to create a healthy, good-tasting, packable menu for the trip, how to read a map, find firewood, and even start a fire in wet weather. On backpacking trips campers may need to step carefully around a sunning snake, experience a beautiful mountain top sunset, hear coyotes howling at night, or meet a thru-hiker on his or her 2,000-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.