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  2092 Long Level Road Wrightsville, PA  17368
 

Outdoor Adventure Camp for Kids

Welcome to the 25th season of Shank’s Mare’s Outdoor Adventure Camp for Kids. Our summer outdoor day camp for kids 10-12 years old features instruction in kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, guided paddle tours, hiking and caving, nature exploration and loads of fun. Our 13-15 year old day camp sessions offer more in-depth kayak & SUP lessons and tours, caving, and biking, hiking & paddling on the Northwest Rail Trail and the Susquehanna River.  This year we will also offer a 3-day Mini Camp for 13-15 year olds devoted to kayak & SUP fishing. Call for our camp brochure for full details. Please note that we offer pick-up points in both York and Lancaster. All lunches, equipment, and transportation to camp activities are included in the camp fee. The 10-12 yrs. and 13-15 yrs. sessions are full week day camps with sessions running Monday through Friday from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm. The mini camp session runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Discovery Day Camp – 10-12 year old campers

June 25-29 or July 23-27, 2018

Each day offers a different adventure in paddling, hiking and nature exploration. Campers will float down the Susquehanna one day and creek snorkel on  Fishing Creek and discover all its natural wonders another day. They will wander through a Tectonic cave and hike the same trails the Susquehanna Indians traveled hundreds of years ago. Boys and girls 10-12 years of age may register for this day camp program (must be those ages any time in 2018).

Fee – $359/Camper/Week

Adventure Day Camp – 13-15 year old campers

July 9-13 or August 6-10, 2018

Our older campers (13-15 years) will experience a different adventure each day. Campers will participate in  full kayak  & SUP lesson programs and take day paddle tours on the Susquehanna. They’ll explore Wind Cave one day, and bike, hike & paddle on the Northwest Rail Trail and Susquehanna River. (Campers must be within the 13-15 yr. age range any time in 2018).

Fee – $399/Camper/Week

Kayak Fishing Mini Camp – 13-15 year old campers 

Tues. thru Thurs., July 31-August 2, 2018

This 3-day day camp will introduce participants to the world of kayak fishing. Campers will work on kayak skills the first day. Then, on-land and on-water sessions will concentrate on fishing techniques including lures, casting and more. Campers will learn about fish habitat on a local stream as well as learn how kayak fishing tournaments are run.  All equipment is provided for this mini-camp.

Fee – $299/Camper/Session