X Day Camp
Every Day...A New Adventure!
X Day Camp is all about daily adventure. Each week about 12 campers ages 12-15 are led and supervised by
trained Teen Expedition leaders who will not only make the
week fun but also teach some extreme sport skills.
The Teen X Day Camp is operated out of the Teen
Expedition’s Poor Farm base camp that features a bathhouse,
a logistics center, and the historic Poor Farm Barn. The
morning activity time runs from 9 am until noon and afternoons
run until 3:30 pm. Each
morning, teens will have the opportunity to learn a new skill
such as rock climbing, tree climbing, and kayaking.
Depending on the week, teens will also participate in surfing, sailing, and horseback riding. Some
of the activities will take place on the W. Alton Jones Campus
property while others will be off-site. Travel will be
by 15-passenger van.
Lunch is at noon and campers need to bring a bag lunch and
lunch, there will be supervised games and hang-out time.
Many of the afternoons weather permitting, will be spent
swimming at the lake or learning survival skills like fire and
On Wednesday night, there is an optional campout. The teens
can let their leader know by Tuesday morning if they are
planning on staying the night. The Alton Jones Campus
reserves the right to cancel the campout if severe weather is
predicted. All camping gear is provided except sleeping
bags. Tents for the campout will be set up in a field near the basecamp. We will provide: tents, dinner, evening snack,
breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Activities on
the campout include: a tent demonstration and set up, a cook
out, dusk games, a campfire with S’mores and laser tag.
A van or bus pick-up will be offered at the shuttle stops listed for
an additional fee.
Teen X Day Camp will be offered during 4 weeks of the
summer. Many of the activities will be repeated each
week, but there will also be some different programs.
For years parents and campers have asked us to expand our
day camp offerings to older participants. Last year was Teen X
Day Camp's second summer. The campers and staff both had
a great time. As with any of our programs we ask that campers come with an
open mind as we continue to experiment with programming to
make sure we are providing the right balance of activities,
relaxation, and fun for the teens. Flexibility, a willingness to try new
things, and an openness to make new friends will help everyone
have a good time.