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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.
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Program No. 14633RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
699 / ADULT
449 / CHILD
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.
Length
6 days
Starts at
699 / ADULT
449 / CHILD
Program No. 14633 RJ
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Age 10 - 12
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
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DATES
Jun 6 – Jun 11, 2021
Per Adult
699
Per Child
449
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Jun 6 - Jun 11, 2021
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
999
/ Adult
449
/ Child
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Jun 20 – Jun 25, 2021
Per Adult
699
Per Child
449
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Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2021
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
999
/ Adult
449
/ Child
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Jul 11 – Jul 16, 2021
Per Adult
699
Per Child
449
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Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2021
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
999
/ Adult
449
/ Child
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Aug 1 – Aug 6, 2021
Per Adult
699
Per Child
449
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Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2021
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
999
/ Adult
449
/ Child
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Aug 8 – Aug 13, 2021
Per Adult
699
Per Child
449
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Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2021
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
699
/ Adult
449
/ Child
999
/ Adult
449
/ Child
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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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Andy and Debbie Schwartz have a passion for outdoor activities. Andy is a two-time, Missouri Senior Olympics gold medalist in archery. He teaches archery and boat at the YMCA of the Ozarks, and ran the boy’s camp canoeing program while in college. His wife, Debbie, assists him with the archery instruction, but was also a former canoeing and sailing instructor at a camp in Maine. She also taught piano for over 30 years and currently is performing and coaching duets and two-piano compositions.
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Steve Schmich is a retired teacher who is passionate about sharing his great love for the outdoors with others. During his teaching career, he taught health, physical education and outdoor education. Steve has specific interests in aquatic ecology and geology.
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Gwen Weatherbie View biography
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.
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Registration & Orientation
Potosi, MO
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YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Fruit basket available at the registration table.

Afternoon: Check-in: Available from 3:30pm. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. Help yourself to the fruit basket! If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check-in. Orientation: 4:30pm. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, or activities. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Dinner: In the Trout Lodge dining room, enjoy a buffet with selections from two soups, salad bar, two entrees, assorted side dishes, and dessert bar. Drink options include: coffee, tea, water, juice, soda and milk.

Evening: Explore Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood and learn about the week's activities. Afterward, introduce yourself and get to know one another better.

DAY
2
Riding Lesson, and Visit the Nature Center and Night Hike.
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Horseback riding requires long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring shoes that can get wet for water ecology.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast varies daily, including sausage or bacon omelet, biscuits and gravy, bacon, pancakes or French toast. Fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries are always available. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk, and juices.

Morning: "What's in and around the water" - hands on lesson on aquatic ecology at our very own cold springs. Rocks and Minerals presentation lead by our expert geologists.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch option with soup and salad bar. Menu varies. Coffee, tea, milk, water, juices and soda available at no extra cost.

Afternoon: Learn how to tack horses, and enjoy an educational Arena Ride at the Equestrian Barn.

Dinner: In the dining room, enjoy choices of two entrees from the hot buffet bar, soup and salad bar, desserts and beverages all included.

Evening: Make new friends at the Nature Center. Learn about habitats, diet and even pet the rabbits, snakes or lizards. Rocks and minerals evening presentation.

DAY
3
Elephant Rocks State Park, Climbing Alpine Tower, Zip line
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Elephant Rocks State Park and Alpine Tower/Swing require closed-toe shoes. Wear comfortable clothes.

Breakfast: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.

Morning: Spend the morning learning how to wrap geologic wonders. Immediately following, board the bus for our picnic lunch and excursion at Elephant Rocks State Park.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Elephant Rocks State Park.

Afternoon: Enjoy the afternoon at Elephant Rocks State Park where there are amazing natural geological wonders all around. Two routes through the park are available, one on a paved walkway, the other up and over the rocks. On the way back, stop and explore Caledonia. This small town is known for antiques, hand-dipped ice cream and candy from the general store.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner in dining room with soup and salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Enjoy climbing our very own Alpine Tower and Alpine Swing... Alpine Tower - You'll climb over obstacles including "Lucky Charms", hanging logs, giant logs, and missing link as you scale this 50-foot, hourglass-shaped climbing structure. Alpine Swing - You'll wear a harness and helmet, and you'll be hooked into a cable that will pulled into the air by your friends and family on the ground until you're hanging approximately 40 feet in the air. When you're ready to swing, you'll let go of a release cord. You'll fly through the air, "swinging" back and forth over a distance of about 60 feet. End the night by zipping through the night sky on our Moonlight Zip Line.

DAY
4
Cowboy camp. Fish in Sunnen Lake. S'mores at a campfire.
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Horseback rides require long pants and closed-toe shoes. Fishing poles are provided.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast in dining room, also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Start the morning out on the lake learning canoeing skills with our expert instructors.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch in dining room with soup and salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: Take a lovely horseback ride followed by archery lessons and free time to enjoy the 5200 acre facility.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner in dining room with soup and salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Head on down to the ranch for a barn dance! Learn how to line dance from our Triangle Y Wranglers.

DAY
5
Float Trip down the river on inflatable rafts.
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Water shoes, preferably with a heel strap are encouraged. Wear clothes that can get wet.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast in dining room also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Head off on our Float Trip led by Bass River Resorts.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch on the beach.

Afternoon: Finish the float trip and return to the lodge to relax and dry off. Spend a free afternoon however you please!

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner in dining room with soup and salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: After a long day in the sun, relax and enjoy a a campfire.

DAY
6
Wrap up the week with a hay ride at the ranch.
Potosi, MO
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Activity note: Check out is 11:30 am. Please check with the Group Leader if you'd like to stay longer after the program concludes.

Morning: Take a hay ride through the horse pastures. Don't forget to take pictures of your new friends!

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch in dining room with soup and salad bar. Menu varies. Lunch is included in the program. A boxed lunch is available for an additional fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.

Afternoon: We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys! Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check-out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do but didn't get the chance like archery or a banana boat ride.






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