20269
Missouri
Hiking, Canoeing and an Amazing Underground Adventure in the Ozarks
Discover the pristine beauty of the Ozarks and learn about the region’s natural history through hikes, cave walks, canoeing adventures and a pontoon ride on an underground lake!
Program No. 20269RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5 B 5 L 5 D
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Potosi, MO
D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Arrive and check in beginning at 3:30pm.

Afternoon: Orientation at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Enjoy a catered dinner at local Edg-Clif Farms Winery, cash bar to sample locally made wines and beers

Evening: Get To Know You Activities with a snack.

DAY
2
Nature Hike, Onondaga Cave, Climb Alpine Tower, Canoeing
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Group will meet in the main lobby before heading to activity areas. Onondaga Cave State Park includes a walking tour that requires walking 1 mile on sometimes slippery and steep ground.

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Take a guided one mile nature hike through the woods here on our 5200 acres. Follow the hike with canoeing lessons on beautiful Sunnen Lake.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Climb Alpine Tower as well as spend more time learning about canoeing and exploring the different coves of Sunnen Lake. Optional pontoon tour in the afternoon.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Enjoy our Moonlight Zip line with your new friends as you find new comradery through encouragement and adventures!

DAY
3
Hiking, Archery, Riflery & Ecology lessons, Canoeing, Dance
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: We will meet in the lobby to go to activity areas - participants may be split into groups to maximize time at activities

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Participants will participate in a 1 mile nature hike. Following the class participants will take archery and riflery lessons.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Archery and riflery lessons followed by over 2 hours of caoneing on Sunnen Lake learning about the history and exploring the Aquatic Ecosystems

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Barn Dance - Line dancing instruction with our professional ranch staff

DAY
4
Cold Springs Hike, Bonne Terre Mine, Winery Field Trip
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Bus will depart at 12:15pm and return at dinner time. Must be able to walk down 60 stairs to enter the mine. Bring your camera as this is a sight to see!!

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Take a guided tour through our beautiful forest ending by our natural cold springs. Also enjoy some free time at our facility. You can enjoy more canoeing, archery or riflery.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Enjoy a field trip to the well known Bonne Terre Mine. This is truly a natural wonder. We will hike through the mines as well as take a pontoon ride on the underground lake. This destination was voted as one of America's top 100 adventures. We will follow this trip with a visit to a local winery where you will sample local made wines.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Enjoy a fun, relaxing evening discussing the greatest Adventure films in Hollywood while spending time with your new friends.

DAY
5
Zip Line, Mud Cave, Campfire
Potosi, MO
B,L,D
YMCA Trout Lodge

Activity note: Today will require closed toed shoes. You will get muddy and wet while exploring the mud cave located here on property. Guests may be split into smaller groups top maximize the experience with each activity

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Enjoy a ride on our 50 foot zip line. This is quite a thrill. You will also learn a bit about horses down at the triangle Y ranch as you get a tour of the stables and enjoy a peaceful ride.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon taking a nature hike to our very own natural wonder...Mud Cave. We will then explore the cave and get a sense of what total and complete darkness is. This is a fun adventure but you will get wet and dirty!

Dinner: In the Meeting Rooms, enjoy a catered dinner with a salad, choice of two entrées, assorted side dishes, and dessert. Water, iced tea, coffee and hot tea are included.

Evening: Campfire under the stars followed by an Astronomy lesson and an Ice Cream Social - have a snack with all the fixings! Pick up your passport sticker and socialize on the last night.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Potosi, MO
B,L

Activity note: Check out time is by 11:30am

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Enjoy a relaxing morning, play a round of min golf or try more activities such as archery, riflery or more canoeing. Say goodbyes to your new friends.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies. A boxed lunch is available for an additional fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.

Afternoon: 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.






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