Adventure

Adventure Camps

Adventure Camp

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 5-8
Dates:
June 10-14; June 17-21; June 24-28; July 15-19; July 29 - August 2
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
Five one-week sessions designed around challenging activities; campers are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks.
Location:
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township*
*Shuttle service from Laurel’s Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional charge.
Tuition:
$425/session

Campers will explore mountain biking, climbing, paddle boarding, sailing and backpacking. Daily experiences will introduce new and exciting adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus and will be enhanced by customized field trips focused on specific skills. This camp will enable pre-teens to challenge themselves individually and in group situations. Time will be spent on the 14 high- and low-rope elements offered on Laurel’s Project Adventure Ropes Course to help foster creative problem solving, promote leadership and build self-confidence through improved communication skills and teamwork. Campers will need to come prepared with an adventurous spirit and a desire to have lots of fun! Campers must bring their own bike and helmet, and be comfortable riding a bike and swimming.

Girls-Only Adventure Camp

Ages:
Girls entering Grades 5-8
Dates:
July 8-12
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, with a Thursday overnight
Lead Instructors:
Chuck Allen & Shannon Lukz
Format:
One-week session with a Thursday night camp-out. While not required, this camp is the perfect introduction to our Overnight Adventure Camp 4 Girls.
Location:
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township*
*Shuttle service from Laurel’s Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional charge.
Tuition:
$500/session

Laurel School knows girls best! Backed by research from Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, this unique day camp experience (with one overnight) is designed so that pre-teen girls will reach outside their comfort zones, build resilience and outdoor survival skills and embrace new challenges, individually and in group situations, Daily experiences will introduce new and exciting adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus, which features biking and hiking trails and our exciting Project Adventure Ropes Course that fosters creative problem solving, promotes leadership and builds self-confidence through improved communication skills.

Exciting field trips focused on specific skills, like rock climbing, bike riding on trails and kayaking will enhance the week and provide enough risk and challenge for girls to learn to handle a healthy amount of stress and discomfort in controlled situations. Campers should be ready to spend Thursday night in a group tent in the woods on Laurel’s breathtaking Butler Campus. Campers must bring their own bike, helmet and sleeping bag, and be comfortable riding a bike and swimming. Texts that inspired this incredible opportunity: Untangled by Lisa Damour, Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul and Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker.

Overnight Adventure Camp 4 Girls

Ages:
Girls entering Grades 5-8
Dates:
July 22 - 26
Time:
9:00 am Monday - 4:00 pm Friday
Lead Instructors:
Chuck Allen, Shannon Lukz & Leslie Segal
Format:
One week-long overnight session designed around building resilience through challenging activities. Campers are encouraged to sign up for Adventure Girls-Only Camp the week of July 8 as a preliminary adventure camping experience and to familiarize themselves to biking skills and the Butler Campus.
Location:
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township
No shuttle service is available. All campers must be dropped off and picked up at the Butler Campus in Russell Township.
Tuition:
$675/session

Laurel School knows girls best! This all-girls adventure camp is the only one of its kind in Northeast Ohio! Backed by research from Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, this amazing camp experience is specifically designed to help pre-teen girls step outside their comfort zones, build resilience and outdoor survival skills and embrace new challenges, individually and in group situations. Daily experiences will introduce new and thrilling adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus, which features biking and hiking trails and our Project Adventure Ropes Course that fosters creative problem solving, promotes leadership and builds self-confidence through improved communication skills. Plus, it has a zip line! Exciting field trips focused on specific skills, like rock climbing, bike riding on trails, and stand-up paddle boarding will enhance the week and call on girls to take risks and to manage a healthy dose of discomfort in controlled situations.

Following adventure activities each day, daily practice of yoga will help girls build strength, flexibility and balance both mentally and physically. During two-hour sessions focused on wellness each afternoon, girls will build confidence and character, explore meditation, learn new recipes for nourishing snacks, play games and practice yoga poses. This time for mindfulness is a perfect complement to our action-packed mornings!

Evening activities will include art, astronomy, music, drama and stories! Campers should come prepared with an adventurous spirit and a desire to have lots of fun! Be ready to spend four nights in a group tent on Laurel’s breathtaking Butler Campus. Campers must bring their own bike, helmet and sleeping bag, and be comfortable riding a bike and swimming. Texts that inspired this incredible opportunity: Untangled by Lisa Damour, Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul and Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker.