14633
Missouri

Horses & Canoes: Summer Camp in the Ozarks With Your Grandchild

Head to summer camp with your grandchild in the foothills of the Ozarks. Go horseback riding, float down the river and fly through the forest on an Alpine Swing on an amazing adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 14633RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
649

At a Glance

Summer camp awaits you and your grandchild at YMCA Trout Lodge — a family camp situated on 5,000 forested acres on a shimmering lake in the Eastern Foothills of the Ozarks. Together you’ll take on some summer-camp favorites, like canoeing, archery and horseback riding. Plus, take part in fun activities that you’ll only find in and around Trout Lodge, from climbing among the larger-than-life granite boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park to soaring high above the forest on the Alpine Swing. Learn to line dance from the Triangle Y Wranglers, and tell stories by the campfire as you fill up on s’mores under the stars. All this and more in a beautiful setting in Eastern Foothills of the Ozarks.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain. Horseback riding up to three hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hit the lake in a canoe, where you’ll learn how to paddle properly from your expert instructor, and take on a leisurely float trip down the river.
  • Practice riding a horse in the equestrian barn before heading out on a trail ride through hardwood forests.
  • Climb high above the forest on the Alpine Tower, swing through the air on the Alpine Swing, and enjoy a moonlight zip line adventure as you zip through the night sky.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Horses & Canoes: Summer Camp in the Ozarks With Your Family" (#22180)!
Featured Expert
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Gwen Weatherbie
Gwen Weatherbie is a member of the St. Louis Mineral and Gem Society and on the “Have Rocks Will Travel” team that educates schools and various groups about rocks and minerals. An artist with a bachelor’s in archaeology from Missouri, Gwen’s enjoys shaping rocks and working them into jewelry and other works of art. She also loves pottery, painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Shannon Skaggs
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Debbie & Andy Schwartz
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Steve Schmich
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