Ages 12 to 14
The Walk-A-Bout Camp is designed as a steppingstone for campers who are seeking to further their outdoor skills. Walk-A-Bout is more in-depth than Voyager Camp, but less rigorous and demanding than Adventure Camp. Campers ages 12 to 14 will participate in daily adventures, both on- and off-site, to help prepare them for a one-night overnight camping trip that takes place during the second week of the session. A more detailed itinerary will be sent home during the first few days of the session your child is enrolled in. Walk-A-Bout Camp is open to 12 campers per session, and space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camp Massasoit will provide the "technical" equipment required for all trips. Campers interested in the Walk-A-Bout Camp must be able to handle the rigors of the preset activities for each session. This might include, but is not limited to the following: carrying a 30-pound backpack; crawling through dark, narrow spaces; and being able to bicycle five or more miles.
Camp runs Monday through Friday, with the camp day beginning at 8:15 a.m. and ending with camper pick-up at 4:15 p.m. Walk-A-Bout Camp programs may have some trips that begin earlier and return later. Camp Massasoit also provides optional early and late care services at no additional cost. Early care begins at 7:30 a.m., and late care extends to 5:15 p.m. Campers are required to bring their own snacks and lunches, but lunchtime milk and refrigeration is provided. Food on the overnight trip is provided for the campers.
PADDLING & RAFTINGSession 1: June 24 - July 5
Camp will be held on July 4 Throughout this session campers will practice paddling skills to help prepare them for their whitewater rafting trip on the Deerfield River.
ROCK CLIMBINGSession 2: July 8 - July 19
Campers will gain skills and a deeper understanding of rock-climbing throughout this session. Campers will challenge themselves through different top rope routes throughout Massachusetts.
MOUNTAIN BIKINGSession 3: July 22 - August 2
Non-technical mountain biking will keep campers moving along as they explore Massachusetts! Biking will take place in state parks or on terrain that has designated trails..
OUTDOOR SAMPLERSession 4: August 5 - August 16
If your camper enjoys a variety of outdoor activities then this is the session for them! Throughout these two weeks campers will work on honing their skills by participating in an array of activities that could include the following: hiking, caving, orienteering, paddling, rock-climbing and/or mountain biking.