Wilderness Adventure: 6-Day Middle School Program

OVERVIEW

Enjoy 6 days full of fun programs and adventurous activities. Encounter God and deepen your Catholic faith in a stunning wilderness environment. Discover what it means to be a disciple and to live life to the FULL. Build friendships and have the time of your life while gaining experience and skills that can last you a lifetime!


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FEATURES

  • Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

  • Average group size: 10 campers / 2-3 counselors

  • Sleep in 25 foot teepees on Camp Wojtyla’s wilderness basecamp property

  • Sacraments in the Mountains! Opportunities for Mass, Confession, and Adoration, along with daily prayer

  • Focused programming for middle school-aged youth, single gender groups

  • Adventure activities include fishing, campouts, highline, hiking, archery, low ropes, all-camp relay, and arts & crafts

  • Experience the beautiful and diverse Rocky Mountain environment; opportunities for observing wildlife, stargazing, and a campout at one of our “outposts” or by exploring numerous hiking trails by foot

  • Elevation range: 7,000 to 10,000 ft


DESCRIPTION

The Middle School Wilderness Adventure Program runs for 6 days, 5 nights and is based on Camp Wojtyla’s 1200 acre wilderness property near Jamestown, CO. This program features many on-site adventures during the week. Campers are placed into a teepee group with other campers in a similar age group/grade-level. They are led by a team of highly trained college-aged counselors through daily adventure activities, both physical and spiritual. Mass and prayer time are a part of everyday, and we have spiritual accompaniment from various priests and religious who often stay on site as well. Campers will spend the night in teepees at our property and experience the richness of their Catholic faith while enjoying the great outdoors. All of the activities are designed to be highly fun and enjoyable, while also allowing for opportunities to create metaphors that connect the experiences back to the Christian life.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

While no day is “typical” at Camp Wojtyla, campers can expect most of the following elements on most days:

  • 7am - rise and shine as a teepee group. Morning hygiene routine, short prayer as a group, pack daypacks and dress for the days’ activities

  • 8am- breakfast in basecamp

  • 9am- morning activity block (could include archery, fishing, crafts, highline, relay challenge, prayer time, hiking, low ropes, or other activities)

  • 12:30pm- sack lunch break, group processing

  • 1:30pm- afternoon activity block (could include archery, fishing, crafts, highline, relay challenge, prayer time, hiking, low ropes, or other activities)

  • 5pm- all camp Mass

  • 5:45pm- friendly group competitions and songs

  • 6pm - hot dinner and skits in basecamp

  • 6:45pm- trading post is open

  • 7pm - night program (night game, adoration/confession, off-mainsite overnight, campfire, or other activities)

  • 9pm - return to teepees for small group time; prepare for bed

  • 10pm- “lights out”

*campers are always supervised.

*There is structured free time including time to pray together and what the campers know and love as Teepee time.

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