During the week of June 18-22, campers at Darke County Parks got extreme! Campers began the week getting to know each other quickly by having to work together at a challenge course at Camp Yale. After the challenge course they encouraged each other as each camper climbed to the top of a fifty foot tower and then hopped on a zip-line and sailed to the bottom.
The second day, they tried out rock climbing. The whole group then headed up to Lake Loramie where they paddled around, then learned how to safely exit an overturned kayak. Once they were in the water, they had to empty the kayak and get back in!
To finish up the week, the group of teens headed to Hueston Woods State Park. Everyone hopped on a mountain bike and set out on the trails. After an afternoon of mountain biking, everyone cooled off by going for a swim. Finally, they set up camp and then enjoyed a delicious campfire meal. After an exhausting day, everyone was ready for their s’mores and retired to their tent. The next morning they were up early for a kayak trip around Acton Lake.
Overall, these teens thoroughly enjoyed their week at Darke County Parks Extreme Adventures Camp. Call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165 for more information on upcoming summer camps or visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org.