"Menu of Options"
Note: For the safety of the participants weather dependent
activities may need to be cancelled or altered in the event of heavy
rain, high winds, lightening, or other conditions or unforeseen
circumstances that could compromise safety.
Activities that you can choose from may include but are not limited
to the following:
Put on some hip waders and explore some of the
inaccessible freshwater marshes and wooded swamps of Alton Jones.
This sport is much like
rock-climbing except you climb a tree instead of a cliff-face. Use a
harness and rope system to safely climb into the treetops for the
Hunt for and find hidden
objects all over Alton Jones using GPS coordinates.
Learn and practice small boat sailing on our lake. Learn basic
sailing terms and skills before heading out into the breeze.
The calm waters of Lake Eisenhower make perfect
conditions for kayaking. Learn the basics of maneuvering a
kayak as you explore the inlets and coves of the lake.
Hike the trails of Alton Jones in search of animals, animal tracks and signs.
Make your own plaster track casts and take them home with you.
what’s living under the water in one of Alton Jones ponds. Use
nets to catch water bugs and magnifying lenses to see them up close.
shelters out of natural materials and learn how to safely build a
Get a new perspective on a stream ecosystem. Throw on a
pair of old sneakers or water shoes and hike in the stream learning
about wetland ecology along the way.
Take aim at the Alton Jones
archery range. Lean basic archery skills and try your best for a
Basic cooking techniques are important for everyone to know! Help
prepare three items: a snack
to eat, a special drink, and a dessert to share with everyone at the
Arts and Crafts
Join your friends in creating your own home-made
souvenir such as dream-catchers, tie-die, masks, or friendship
Learn to safely build a fire using just one match and material that
you find in the woods. Work together to collect tinder,
kindling, and fuel while learning leave-no-trace practices.
the basics of canoeing at Lake Eisenhower on the Alton Jones Campus.
You will learn the important parts of a canoe, how to board,
different paddling strokes, and canoe safety. Then
enjoy a paddle around the lake to check out all the coves and inlets.
net and a bug box and head to the Alton Jones Nature Preserve, a 100
acre plot of fields and tree lines that features many rare and
uncommon plants and wildflowers. Search for dragonflies, butterflies,
praying mantises, and other insects.
Epic Adventure Hike
Explore parts of our 2,300 acre
campus that are rarely visited on this extreme WAJ hike.
Plans for this
activity are still in the works, but if all goes well you will have an
opportunity to learn the skill of rock climbing then safely scale a 35