Canoes, Horses & Fun: Outdoor Exploring With Your Family
Take some family time as you explore the Ozark foothills by horseback and canoe. Learn about local geology, discover the forest and enjoy good old-fashioned s’mores by the campfire.
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Program No. 22180RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

You and your family will grow closer while you participate in great, fun activities, at YMCA Trout Lodge, a family camp/conference center in the foothills of the eastern Ozarks. Begin by learning about rocks and minerals, and then head off into some of the world's largest granite boulders. Enjoy a campfire with s'mores and other activities, and get comfortable riding a horse in our arena before heading out on a trail ride through hardwood forests.
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 ...

  • Enjoy a half-day Ozark style canoe trip down the scenic Courtois River.
  • Challenge yourself by climbing a 50-foot Alpine Tower and feel like you are flying on the Alpine Swing.
  • Spend time at our Triangle Y Ranch meeting and learning about the horses.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 10 and up. For a comparable intergenerational adventure for just grandparents and grandchildren, check out program #14633!
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Steve Schmich
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.

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

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