Adventure Bound Trips

Adventure Bound Trips

Camp Mason’s Adventure Bound trips are one-week wilderness experiences designed for small groups of teens who have completed grades 7-10. Although the trips are designed for any outdoor skill level, each camper needs to have the willingness and enthusiasm to fully participate and contribute to the program. All trips are based out of Camp Mason and include such activities as biking, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, and canoeing.

All of our trips develop leadership and wilderness skills while practicing the core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Whether you’re a Mason camper ready for new challenges, or a new camper ready to climb higher, Camp Mason’s Adventure Bound program is the place to be.

Jim Thorpe Adventure Sampler- July 16- July 22

Join us for a week of introductory hiking, biking and whitewater rafting in Eastern Pennsylvania. You’ll travel to Jim Thorpe, PA to take part in two days of biking, two days of rafting, and a half day hike in the Lehigh Gorge State and Mauch Chunk Lake parks. When you’re not busy getting your adventure on you’ll be able to explore the historic town of Jim Thorpe, swim and relax at the pristine campground beach, and admire your beautiful surroundings. Each evening, you’ll love sitting around the campfire drinking hot cocoas and swapping stories of your day. The trip starts and ends at Camp Mason so you can even visit the Trading Post for a Fruitfull, and be a part of closing campfire.

The details:

What? Rafting, Kayaking, Biking and Hiking

Where? Jim Thorpe and the Lehigh River Gorge, PA

Who can go? Anyone finishing 7-9th grades.

Note: You don’t need to be an expert in any of the above activities to go on this introductory trip, but you
do need to be able to confidently ride a bike and be a strong swimmer.

Boots & Boats- July 30- August 5

Join us for a week of hiking the world famous Appalachian Trail (AT) and canoeing the spectacular Delaware River.  Each evening, you’ll love sitting around the campfire drinking hot cocoas and swapping stories of your day. The trip starts and ends at Camp Mason so you can even visit the Trading Post for a Fruitfull, and be a part of closing campfire.

The details:

What? Hiking and Canoeing

Where? The AT and Delaware River

Who can go? Anyone finishing 8-10th grades.

Note: You don’t need to be an expert in any of the above activities to go on this introductory trip, but you
do need to be able to hike up to 6 miles daily and be a strong swimmer.

Camp Mason Hiking Trip

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