Mountain Monkeys Adventure Day Camp
For Ages 6 - 8
rock climbing · challenge course · nature · hiking
We have had such success with young climbers in family programs that we decided to create a version of our adventure day camp for ages 6 - 8. Similar to our Young Explorer Adventure Day Camps, but tailored with the younger camper in mind.
All camps encourage self-discovery, responsibility, fitness and fun. In short...it's all about adventure! Parents can expect small group fun & adventure in the outdoors, from safe, qualified leaders.
We have designed each session to be different so a participant could do both sessions with minimal overlap.
Session 1 - Orono / Bangor: July 9 - 12, 2013
Day 1: Get to know you games and team building initiatives set the stage for moving onto rock climbing. Learn to make your own harness and tie strong, secure knots. End the day with a quick dip in a lake or ocean.
Day 2: Visit an alpaca farm, make a mummy wrap to warm a cold person and learn to splint a leg, Learn to start a fire with batteries and boil water without a pot. Go rappelling.
Day 3: Scramble up South Bubble Mountain and see if you can push Bubble Rock off. Get on board the Lulu lobster boat with Captain John to learn about the life of lobster and other amazing stories of the sea.
Session 2 - Orono / Bangor: July 30 - August 1, 2013
Day 1: Get to know you games and team building initiatives, learn basic knots and rock climb. Learn to build a rope stretcher to carry your teammate.
Day 2: Action and adventure when you build your own ropes course in the forest, follow your map and compass to explore a nearby cave or beaver pond..
Day 3: Hike the Beehive Ladder Trail to the summit and then use your new navigation skills to get back to the road. Take a swim at Sand Beach amid exploring life in tidepools.Learn to get a campfire going with flint and steel and see how fast you can boil a cup of water. Rappel at Otter Cliff.
RAINY DAY OPTIONS
We try to proceed with planned activities for the day unless there is a danger of lightning or a major storm. Should weather preclude continuing with the day's activities we often visit the climbing wall and swimming pool at the local YMCA.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR CAMPERS
Day campers may be dropped off at 8:00 am and picked up at 5:00 pm at Alpenglow Adventure Sports, 92 Main St., in Orono.
Wild Monkey's should bring easy to eat lunches and drinks. Please try to package food and drinks in non-breakable containers.
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR WILD MONKEY ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS
__ Day pack
__ 2 one-quart water bottles or suitably packed drinks
__ Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, not a slip on type
__ Water shoe (optional), a closed toe variety is best
__ Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__ Warm socks, hat
__ Shorts and Tee shirt if weather appropriate
__ Rain jacket & pants –even if it doesn’t rain they are handy if it gets windy at the sea cliffs
__ A second set of clothes is always a good idea especially if the weather is rainy
__ Swimsuit and towel
__ Sunscreen / lip balm
__ Insect repellent
__ Camera if you want